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From Yahoo News: Slow U.S. tuition growth is ‘new normal’ for higher education: Moody’s

(Reuters) – U.S. universities and colleges should expect to see sluggish tuition growth next year, according to a report released Thursday by Moody’s Investors Service.

Higher education institutions suffered the weakest tuition growth in the history of Moody’s survey last year. Such sluggishness “appears to be the ‘new normal,'” reported Moody’s, which is predicting another year of tuition revenue growth near levels of inflation, approximately 2 percent.

That is a significant departure from the booming years of 2005 to 2013, when schools saw net tuition grow by more than 5 percent annually.

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