The price of a college education rose substantially last year, despite a 2.1-percent decline in the Consumer Price Index from July 2008 to July 2009, reports the New York Times. Hit hard by state budget cuts, four-year public colleges raised tuition and fees by an average of 6.5 percent last year, while prices at private colleges rose 4.4 percent, according to a report issued Oct. 20 by the College Board. Patrick Callan, president of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, called the increases “hugely disappointing.” “Given the financial hardship of the country, it’s simply astonishing that colleges...

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