Some public and private colleges and universities struggling to fill seats are responding by cutting tuition costs, according to a new study. 

A select group of colleges and universities have slowed tuition growth or even slashed their tuition, though these cuts may not have a big impact on middle and low income students, according to Urban Institute senior fellow Sandy Baum. 

“Many of these schools are schools that are giving enough financial aid that when they lower their sticker price they’re not actually making it cheaper for anyone or for any significant number of students,” Baum said. 


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