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At Mount Holyoke, a shocker: No tuition hike this year

PARENTS OF Mount Holyoke students must have been truly shocked when their daughters brought home the news last week that for the first time since 1968, the elite women’s college in South Hadley would not raise its tuition, room, and board charges next year.

Nobody is going to mistake the college’s tuition - now a mere $41,270 - as affordable. But Mount Holyoke still deserves credit for breaking the cycle of endless rate hikes, and recognizing the central responsibility higher education institutions have for addressing the nation’s ballooning student debt crisis.

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