College costs spike again
Forget about good old cheap State U. Tuition and fees at public four-year colleges rose almost 8 percent for in-state students this year, the College Board reported. There were fat increases at all kinds of schools: Costs for out-of-state students were up 6 percent; two-year schools raised their tuition and fees by 6 percent and private nonprofit schools, already pretty pricey, raised their tuition and fees 4.5 percent. All increases far outstripped inflation and wage growth.