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The problem of increasing college tuition costs is such that some presidential candidates have made tackling the issue part of their platform.
The soaring cost of a degree also has decreased enrollment at many colleges, but that side effect has prompted some colleges to offer a variety of deals to a variety of students, Money reports.
The magazine cites the following colleges as recent examples.
Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, Tennessee)
- The deal: A reduced tuition rate, which is $195 per credit hour for full-time undergraduate students.
- The terms: Available to students within a 250-mile radius, which includes parts of 11 states besides Tennessee.
University of Maine (Orono, Maine)
- The deal: A matching program that offers prospective students the same tuition rate as their home state’s flagship institution.
- The terms: Available to students from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Rowan University (Glassboro, New Jersey)
- The deal: A “3+1” program that will enable students to spend three years at select affiliated community colleges and one year at the university — reducing the cost of a bachelor’s degree to an estimated $25,000.
- The terms: Those community colleges include only Rowan College at Gloucester County and Rowan College at Burlington County.
Utica College (Utica, New York)
- The deal: An “affordability” initiative that reduces tuition and fees by 42 percent, bringing them down from about $34,000 to about $20,000.
- The terms: Available to undergraduate students.
For Money’s full list, click on the link above.
For more ways to reduce the higher-education bill for you or a loved one, check out “5 Ways to Dramatically Reduce the Cost of College.”
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