Enrollment down, financial aid up
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With lower enrollment and declining tuition revenues, many colleges are losing money and doing what they can to woo students back into the classroom. Research by the credit rating and economic analysis provider Moody's Investors Service shows that approximately half of all colleges had decreased enrollment in fall 2012. Furthermore, 18 percent of all private colleges and 15 percent of public institutions projected a decline in tuition revenue the following fiscal year.
To improve enrollment numbers and college access, some schools are offering significant scholarships and tuition discounts while others simply maintain generous financial aid policies perennially. Here are nine sweet financial aid deals.