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  •  The main driver is lack of state support (7+ / 0-)

    That's what caused tuitions to go up.

    Universal wifi? It's the digital age. Why would a campus NOT have it? Or wired classrooms?

    Health care costs are a big driver too.

    For private schools, the big driver is maintaining a need blind admissions policy. The more tuition rises, the more money gets redistributed. Right now, cost-per-student at a lot of private schools is $10k below the tuition. That should tell us everything. A lot of money is being taken from richer kids (who have an affirmative action policy) and given to poorer kids.

    Some schools have reversed course. Seton Hall has made a new policy to drop tuition by 10% a year over the next few years. They are being applauded. I guarantee you though that in practice this means that Seton Hall is abandoning need-blind admission policies and adopting new "only the upper middle class need apply" policies.

    There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

    by upstate NY on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 06:46:25 PM PDT

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