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College Tuition Increases Leveling Off

College Tuition Increases Leveling Off

The average cost of college tuition across the state continues to rise. But the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia says the increases appear to be leveling off. The average increase in tuition and mandatory fees was 5.1% this year, above last year’s average of 4.5%. But the last two years have seen the lowest average hikes in a decade. The group says the leveling off has been caused by additional state contributions to higher education.