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Colleges freeze tuition for second consecutive year

Students at several schools can breathe a sigh of relief: For a second consecutive year, their tuition won’t be rising, U.S. News reports. Following an announcement from Ohio’s Urbana University to freeze tuition again for the 2013-2014 year, at least three other private schools have announced similar consecutive-year freezes. One of the most recent announcements comes from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. The all-girls, private college will keep tuition and fees at $41,456, the rate it charged for both the current and previous school years.

“We recognize that the U.S. model for higher education is not sustainable, so we can’t continue to raise tuition, and have burgeoning loan burdens and have job prospects be uncertain for students,” says Lynn Pasquerella, president of the college…

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