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College Price Increases Moderate As Borrowing Dips, College Board Report Shows

Tuition pricing, financial aid and student debt levels are still in their postrecession mold.

Prices followed a continuing pattern of slowing growth between 2015-16 and 2016-17 while still increasing more quickly than financial aid availability and family incomes, according to two College Board reports released Wednesday, “Trends in College Pricing” and “Trends in Student Aid.” Meanwhile, total education borrowing decreased for the fifth consecutive year as undergraduates relied less on loans to finance their education.