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College aid offers fail to grow with economy

Even some elite schools find cost of idealistic policy unsustainable

MEDFORD — It was a goal that former Tufts University president Lawrence S. Bacow highlighted in his inaugural address more than a decade ago: make admissions decisions without considering a student’s ability to pay.

Need-blind admissions, as it is known, was a central element of Tufts’ last capital campaign, and with that funding boost the university — long committed to meeting the financial needs of all the students it admits — was able to swing two need-blind admissions cycles.

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