Guaranteed-tuition laws inflating college costs

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  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    Guaranteed-tuition laws such as the one enacted in Illinois are driving significant increases in tuition and fees at public colleges and universities, ultimately making higher education less affordable for resident and nonresident students, according to a new study.
    In the current study, researchers examined guaranteed-tuition laws’ impact on mandatory student fees and out-of-state student enrollments, two alternative revenue streams that are not subject to the laws.
    Between 2000 and 2012, public colleges and universities in the states that were subject to state guaranteed-tuition laws increased their mandatory student fees by 40 percent and their tuition rates for out-of-state students by 28 percent. During that time, enrollments of out-of-state students at these institutions dropped 23 percent, the researchers found.
    The impact of flat-rate tuition was even more significant at doctoral/research universities, triggering 50 percent increases in required fees and 29 percent reductions in out-of-state student enrollments.
    Since Illinois enacted its truth-in-tuition law with the fall 2004 semester, tuition rates for nonresident students at Illinois’ 12 public institutions jumped an average of $3,645, or about 28 percent. Mandatory student fees also increased by $610, or about 40 percent.
    Since the law’s implementation, out-of-state student enrollments at Illinois’ public colleges and universities have dropped 23 percent, the data indicated.
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

    U of Illinois: Open enrollment circa late 70's
    A student asked my wife:
    "Ms (.....) kin i ax yew a kession?"
    Bemused, she responded: "Ax away".
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  5. iceaura Valued Senior Member

    As a northerner from little money, my first live exposure to a southern accent was in college - and I recall being mildly startled the first time I heard a math professor speak in one. You see, math profs were assumed to be intelligent and learned people, in my upbringing.

    Live and learn.
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