6 colleges capping or reducing tuition costs in 2014

Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, October 11, 2013

With the cost of college at an all-time high, it’s unsurprising that so many young Americans are going into debt paying for school or even foregoing a college education in lieu of the workforce.

Fortunately, some colleges are catching on – and taking proactive measures to keep students in college, including capping or reducing tuition costs. Dubbed a “tuition reset,” this trend encompasses the notion that students are prioritizing college cost in their decision to attend a particular school, regardless of aid packages.

“Schools are taking a step back, and saying, ‘What is the purpose of raising tuition?’ ” Kevin Crockett, the president of Noel-Levitz, an enrollment management consultancy firm, told USA TODAY. “There is little doubt that that discussion is occurring with greater frequency.”

Here are 6 schools that will either cap or cut tuition prices for students in the 2014-2015 academic year. 

1. Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.

Ohio Northern University Seal

2. Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

Ashland University Logo

3. Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C.

Converse College logo

4. Belmont Abbey in Belmont, N.C.

Belmont Abbey

5. Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn.

Concordia University

6. Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Pacific University

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