The lesson from "Bennett Hypothesis 2.0" (pdf file) is that there is an overwhelming danger, especially over time, that higher financial aid will lead to higher tuition, says Gillen. Barring an overhaul of the nature of competition in higher education, there are a few other ways to avoid this scenario, he says.Are we stuck in the same spiral with health care costs? I'm thinking we are -- or, at least, that we have been for a while now.
[T]uition appears stuck in an upwards spiral.
Revisiting the Hypothesis That Tuition Rises With Student AidBy Caralee Adams on February 22, 2012 10:00 AM
Ditto, I think, for public schools, at least in my town: the more we spend, the more we spend.
Stuck in a spiral.