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New study blames rising college costs on room, board, books

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity released a new study claiming that the skyrocketing cost of attending college has as much to do with room and board as it does with tuition. The study found that two-thirds of the increased college financial burden over the last ten years came from non-tuition costs:

Net Student Price, however, has increased significantly at both four-year and two-year institutions. This is particularly telling as it shows that increases in other expenses are offsetting successful efforts in taming Net Student Tuition.

Such costs include textbooks and room and board for students who live off-campus.

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