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Colleges Are Cutting Tuition, but You May Not Pay Less

August 9, 2019

Sunshine Anderson was at Mills College’s annual welcoming ceremony in 2017 when the liberal arts college revealed its big news: It was slashing its tuition by more than a third.

Elated, the history major, who is now a senior, immediately spread the word on Twitter and recalled thinking: “Oh, my God, this is going to make a huge difference!”

In the end, it didn’t. Mx. Anderson, who uses gender-neutral pronouns, paid Mills about as much as before tuition was reduced.

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