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At Long Last, Signs That College Tuition Might Come Down

The costs of higher education are softening in some places, but experts aren't too excited yet.
It's a fall tradition: Students are donning college sweatshirts, and their parents, meanwhile, are sweating the tuition bills. / Logan Faerber / Getty Images

It's a fall tradition: Students don college sweatshirts and their parents, meanwhile, sweat the tuition bills.

One flash-in-the-pan movie this summer even featured a couple, played by Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, who start a casino to cope with their kids' college costs.

Annual tuition hikes have been pretty much a given in higher ed, but recently, there are signs that the decades-long rise in college costs is nearing a peak.

  • In a marked change from previous years, at college and graduate schools rose in line with inflation over the last 12 months. Doesn't

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