Higher education is overpriced but politics prohibits reform

Connecticut this week saw still another indication that its public higher education is overpriced. To encourage applicants the University of Connecticut and three of the four regional state universities — Southern, Western, and Eastern — waived application fees for a day. Central Connecticut State University waived the fees for two weeks.

Of course the savings to applicants was small — UConn’s application fee is $80 and the fee for the regional universities is $50 — and the universities will more than recover the loss through their tuition. The regional universities are increasing tuition by 3%.

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