Schoolhouse Beat

Fees for colleges students often are confusing or hidden

Fees imposed on college students often have been criticized as a kind of stealth, second tuition paid by families. ProPublica reports that such fees still are on the rise on many campuses. Many school officials say they try to make sure students and their parents have the necessary information about tuition and fees. But there's no one definition that schools stick to when deciding what's covered by tuition and what falls under fees, and the structuring of tuition and fees can vary wildly between different schools.

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