Amid the gloomy news of the ever-climbing cost of college (more than 100 schools now charge more than $50,000 per year) and ever-growing student loan debt (the national total is about to hit $1 trillion), a handful of colleges are trying something different: lowering tuition rates, the Washington Post reports. Indiana University leaders want to cut the price of summer courses on all seven campuses starting next year. In-state undergraduates would receive a 25 percent discount, and out-of-state students would have the equivalent dollar figure deducted from their bill. The plan, which was announced at a news conference Monday, still needs approval by the board of trustees later this week…

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