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A Little Good News

The Associated Press has a fairly thorough discussion of tuition hikes (based on a new College Board report). Deep within is a nugget of good news.

Even student borrowing, the source of much anxiety, declined last year by about 4 percent. Borrowing remained 24 percent higher than five years earlier, but the annual decline was the first in at least two decades.

A few students (and parents) may be seeing the light and not choosing to go quite as deeply into debt. 

Jane S. ShawJane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...


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