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May 25, 2012

Economy: Economic News, Policy & Analysis - The Washington Post: College tuition is out of control — or is it?

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College tuition is out of control — or is it?
May 25th 2012, 15:09

We've pointed out before that, since 1978, the cost of a four-year education from a public university has been rising much, much faster than even health care costs. That's a staggeringly steep rise.

But over at NPR's Planet Money, Jacob Goldstein notes that these tuition figures can be a tad misleading. The "sticker price" of college has been rising at a frantic rate, true. But we should also consider the "net price" which is what students actually pay after factoring in grants and scholarships. Those grants and scholarships have also been increasing dramatically. Which means the net price that the average student pays for college has been growing much more slowly:

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