Good News: Skyrocketing Higher Education Costs Finally Slowing, Says Moody's

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Mark Melin
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Higher education costs have become a big public policy issue as student loan debt has soared over recent years to $1 trillion with projections of $17 trillion by 2030! But there is finally some good news on although it is not all positive (at least from perspective of the payers). In 2012 when public university tuition rose 8% — double that of private schools, which rose a still strong 4% — the market environment for tuition increases appeared little challenged. In 2016, however, the buyer of education services appears to be more value conscious, a November 29 Moody’s Investors Service…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.