Tuition Ignition: Soaring costs, shrinking aid -- and who's to blame

Peter Sachs

Tuition Ignition: A week-long series looking at the soaring cost of college at public and private institutions

For many college students and their parents, finding ways to pay for ever-mounting tuition and fees is no easy task. So it's not surprising that graduates leave college with a growing bundle of student loans that many will pay off for a decade or longer. This week, Money College takes a close look at what's driving up tuition bills across the nation -- factors that vary greatly from one school to another, and especially between public and private institutions.