Tuition costs still rising — so is student debt
More federal aid is coming in form of loans, not grants
— reported by the Houston Chronicle1
Tuition and fees at the nation’s public universities climbed an average of 7 percent this year, continuing an upward trend but at a slower pace than the past five years [snip]
In Texas, tuition and fees increased by 6 percent this year, climbing to $4,830 annually for four-year universities and $1,510 annually for two-year community colleges. State lawmakers allowed public universities to set their own tuition levels two years ago, which led to record increases.