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Focus on high tuition, but other college costs up, too

WASHINGTON — Amid the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses are going up, too. The price of housing and food trumps tuition for students at two- and four-year public universities in their home states, a College Board survey shows. Even with the lower interest rates on student loans that President Obama has signed into law, students are eyeing bills that are growing.

Here is a look at typical college students’ budgets last year and how they’re changing:

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