Big tuition hikes at private colleges complicate affordability picture

Despite the national political conversation that President Obama has spurred about keeping the price of college down, it would be understandable to think that a few institutions missed the memo this year. Princeton University’s 4.5 percent tuition increase for next year, bringing the price excluding room and board to $38,650, is the university’s largest price rise in six years. Similarly, Dartmouth College’s increase of 4.9 percent, to $43,782, is larger than its increases in recent years. Yale Universitys comprehensive fee will also increase about 5 percent next year.

Big tuition hikes at private colleges complicate affordability picture |