Sunday, May 31, 2015

Aboard the college tuition roller coaster - Molly Corbett Broad, Washington Post

This month’s announcement of a 5 percent tuition increase in the fall at Maryland public colleges and universities, coming a few months after a 2 percent mid-academic-year hike, was not good news for thousands of students and their families. But, sadly, it is not surprising. It was an inevitable outcome of an all-too-frequent story. This tale demonstrates the roller-coaster nature of state higher education funding in Maryland and nationally and the resulting financial whiplash suffered by students and their families.

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