- Associated Press - Monday, August 14, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new study has found that while tuition prices have increased, Rhode Island still has the second-lowest community college tuition in New England.

The New England Board of Higher Education found tuition has increased 18 percent at the state community college and 13 percent at four-year schools.

The study states rising federal grants have been able to offset the costs of community colleges in New England, but the Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2wXkLRM ) that the grants have not been able to match the costs of four-year colleges.

It says Maine has the lowest four-year college tuition rates in New England. Vermont has the highest with an average of $13,000.

Rhode Island will offer two years of free tuition at its community college this fall.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com


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