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College Pricing Trends for 2013-2014

The College Board recently released new college cost figures for the 2013/2014 academic year in its annual Trends in College Pricing report. The College Board noted that even though this year's increase in tuition and fees was the smallest in many years, the growth in student grant aid from previous years has not continued. As a result, many students are facing higher costs, even in the face of smaller price increases. To read the full Trends in College Pricing 2013 report, go to trends.collegeboard.org. Here are cost highlights: Public colleges (in-state students):

Tuition and fees increased an average of 2.9% to $8,893Room and board increased an average of 3.6% to $9,498Total cost of attendance for 2013/2014 is $22,826 Public colleges (outstate students):

Tuition and fees increased an average of 3.1% to $22,203Room and board increased an average of 3.6% to $9,498Total cost of attendance for 2013/2014 is $36,136 Private colleges:

Tuition and fees increased an average of 3.8% to $30,094Ro…