Course of Controversy

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photoState colleges and universities are set to impose the steepest tuition and fee increases in a decade. Knee-deep in budget pressures, governors and legislatures are cutting aid to state schools, which means students will have to foot more of the tuition bill — 21 percent more in Maryland and almost 30 percent in Virginia.

Click the "Listen" link to hear if and how tuition hikes around the country could force some lower-and moderate-income students out of higher education.


Dale Russakoff, staff writer for The Washington Post

David Breneman, Dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia

John Immerwahr, senior research fellow with Public Agenda and Associate Professor for Academic Affairs at Villanova University

Maryrose Wegmann, senior year student at the University of Iowa

Randall Kennedy, On Point News Analyst, Professor of Law at Harvard University

This program aired on July 23, 2003.


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