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Contrary To What Everyone Thinks, College Costs Less These Days

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Reprinted with permission from Forbes. Original is here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereknewton/2018/03/26/contrary-to-what-everyone-thinks-college-costs-less-these-days/#5c47fcb918ff  The notion that the cost of a college education is spiraling out of control is a myth. Over the past decade, the real cost of college has been largely flat and, in many cases, going to college is actually less expensive than it was ten years ago. According to research by The College Board, the actual price that students and their families pay for tuition and fees at private, non-profit four-year colleges is down nearly 5% over the decade. At public two-year institutions the cost trend is also clearly downward, dipping nearly 5% since 2008. The

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