tuition freeze

  • The University of New Hampshire in Durham is one of the state's public universities and is currently under a two-year tuition freeze. Photo by Danita Delimont and Getty Images
    August 26, 2014   BY Kyla Calvert 

    As the recession squeezed state budgets, the Obama administration made college affordability one of its signature issues, often pointing out that while average tuition at public universities rose 300 percent in the last 30 years, the average family’s income rose just 16 percent. Now that states are starting to turn the funding faucet back on for higher education, public pressure is helping drive efforts to clamp down on costs to students. Continue reading