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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sandy Baum
There's some good news on college tuition: Yes, the cost has gone up, but not as much as in the past.
Each year, college students from around the nation tap into a federal Pell Grant program that awards $34.5 billion of taxpayer money that doesn't ever have to be paid back.
The sticker price of in-state tuition at four-year public universities climbed about $400 this fall, an increase of nearly 5 percent that brought the average to $8,655. That's a modest increase compared to recent years but still painful for families with stagnant incomes after a prolonged economic slump.
Out-of-state prices, as well as the costs to attend public two-year colleges and private institutions, rose, but they also avoided big spikes, said Sandy Baum, co-author of the report.
"It does seem that the spiral is moderating. Not turning around, not ending, but moderating," Ms. Baum said.