Study Ties Higher Tuition at Public Universities to Lower State Aid

May 14, 2015 | | Lancaster Online |

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“More than half of education and related expenses at public universities is now paid for through tuition, up from about 35 percent in 2001,” wrote study author Robert Hiltonsmith, Demos’ senior policy analyst.

In essence, public universities are no longer public, he said: They have become de facto “subsidized private institutions.”

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