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Tuition for state schools up 47 percent over the last decade

October 28, 2003


According to the College Boards annual Trends in College Pricing study, tuition and fees at state-supported, four-year schools are up 47 percent from a decade ago.

This fall TBR schools raised tuition 14 percent, while University of Tennessee tuition was up 9 percent.

Nationwide, 60 percent of undergraduates are paying for college through financial aid packages.
October 28, 2003


According to the College Board's annual Trends in College Pricing study, tuition and fees at state-supported, four-year schools are up 47 percent from a decade ago.

This fall TBR schools raised tuition 14 percent, while University of Tennessee tuition was up 9 percent.

Nationwide, 60 percent of undergraduates are paying for college through financial aid packages.

The study cites state cutbacks in educational funding as the primary reason for the steep tuition hikes. Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) has introduced a bill that would penalize institutions that raise tuition beyond a standard tied to inflation by barring their access to specific aid programs.

For more information, see the complete Tennessean News Services article at http://tennessean.com/education/archives/03/10/41236602.shtml?Element_ID=41236602
—Rebecca Mackey