This trend could destabilize some small private colleges if it continues

Steep tuition discounts can be a boon for students attending private colleges and universities, but the practice is leaving some schools vulnerable to financial instability. And yet they continue to ramp up price cuts to attract a dwindling pool of traditional college-age students. For every dollar in gross tuition revenue private colleges received from first-time full-time students in the 2016-2017 academic year, schools used nearly half for grant-based financial aid, the National Association o...

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