Sunday, June 26, 2016
The past decade has seen college tuition prices soar at public colleges, with an even steeper increase in student fees. Those fees include the use of campus facilities and operation costs, according to the Washington Post. A similar trend has gone on in private colleges as well: The average cost of tuition and fees at a private, not-for-profit, four-year university in 2015 was $31,231, representing a stark increase, according to CNBC. The college experience has many invaluable benefits, but the return on such a substantial investment remains among the biggest concerns for students and their families to avoid falling into student loan debt.