College Tuition Keeps Rising In N.J., Outpacing Rate Of Inflation

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Students at New Jersey's four-year colleges and universities will have to dig a little deeper to pay their bills this fall as tuition and fees continue to climb faster than the rate of inflation on most campuses, according to a Star-Ledger survey of this year's hikes.

Undergraduates will pay between 0.2 percent and 6.1 percent more during the 2012-2013 school year, according to a review of rates at two dozen public and private colleges and universities.

Tuition and mandatory fees for in-state students at the state’s public colleges will range from $10,422 at New Jersey City University to $14,740 at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. At the state’s private colleges, tuition and fees range from $25,050 at Bloomfield College to $43,196 at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.

Once room, board and books are added to the tuition bill, most students will pay thousands more.

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