News in Brief
Price Increases Slow Down at Public Universities
The cost of higher education saw the smallest one-year increase from 2012-13 to the current academic year in more than 3½ decades, the College Board reported last week.
The published price of tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year colleges rose just 2.9 percent, reaching an average of $8,893.
Still, grant aid from the government and higher education institutions is slowing, says a companion report, also released last week.
In still another report, the College Board said postsecondary enrollment dropped in 2011 for the first time in decades.
Vol. 33, Issue 10, Page 5Published in Print: October 30, 2013, as Price Increases Slow Down At Public Universities