Economy slows, but NJ college prices still rising

August 6, 2008 9:08:38 AM PDT
The cost of getting a college education in New Jersey continues to rise even in an economy that makes it harder for many families to afford. The state's colleges and universities are raising tuition for the 2008-09 school year between 3.9 percent and 9 percent.

The Star-Ledger of Newark determined the range after surveying two dozen four-year schools in the state.

Public universities are trying to make up for cuts in state aid. The schools say they need to raise rates, in part, because of surging fuel costs.

The least expensive school is Kean University, where tuition is just under $6,000 per year. Drew University is the priciest at nearly $36,000 per year.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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