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What does a college education cost? States begin requiring institutions to provide the data

Several states have quietly passed or are considering laws requiring more information on college costs, outcomes. Students aren’t getting all the information they need to make informed choices, experts say. Higher Education Commission director Troy Grant: “We were navigating a process that was foreign to us”. Eight states now require some college information to be shared with prospective students. States spent $113 billion subsidizing public universities and colleges in fiscal year 2013-2014.

Experts say more transparency can help students make informed decisions about where to go to school. The push comes as Americans are increasingly skeptical about the cost of higher education.