State colleges under pressure to contain costs

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Some Indiana colleges and universities are freezing tuition for this coming school year while others are experiencing the smallest increases in decades.

Jason Bearce, associate director for strategic communication and initiatives for the Commission for Higher Education, said that something had to be done because the tuition increases weren’t sustainable.

“We cannot afford to continue to increase at the rate it has been,” he said.

CNNMoney reported the average overall cost for a student who doesn’t receive any financial aid to attend an in-state university rose 3.8 percent in 2012. Public university tuition and fees alone rose 4.8 percent.

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