These 4 Colleges Just Launched Big Tuition Cuts

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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.

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