College Costs On the Rise

September 8th, 2006 by admin

After our short series on evaluating school program costs, budgeting and opening a US bank account, I thought this article from the Jacksonville Times-Union online was very interesting and timely.

The point — everyone knows that college tuition has been increasing rapidly, but recently there has been a significant rise in all other college-related costs. An excerpt from the article:

“It’s no secret that college tuition has been on an upward climb for the better part of a decade.

What might be a surprise for college students and their parents, though: the rising cost of everything else, from books to cafeteria food to transportation.

The College Board, in its annual survey of college pricing, is reporting big increases on all those incidentals college students can’t live – or study – without: textbooks, supplies and a room to call their own. It’s a national trend that has touched most every school, from community colleges to four-year universities, both public and private. And while Southern states fared better than, say, the Northeast, books, supplies, transportation and room and board in recent years have all been hit by upticks in price.”

Click here to read the rest of the story:
College Costs On the Rise — Times Union Story

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