So Long, Scholastic Sticker Shock

Despite education budget cuts across the country, some schools have promised to stay affordable.


Also read: The rest of the 2010 MoJo Mini College Guide, plus the 2009 MoJo Mini College Guide.

Not all universities are hiking their student fees. Even as state funds fluctuate (see map below), four colleges are keeping tuition rates steady.

CHANGES IN STATE EDUCATION FUNDING IN 2010

FRESHMEN AT THESE FOUR SCHOOLS ARE GUARANTEED NO TUITION HIKES FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS:

Hardin-Simmons University (Texas)

Hiram College (Ohio)

Southern New Hampshire University

College of St. Joseph (Vermont)

Also read: The rest of the 2010 MoJo Mini College Guide, plus the 2009 MoJo Mini College Guide.

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