(CNN) - It's not exactly a scholarship, but students at public universities are getting a break - sort of.
The average cost of in-state tuition at public four-year colleges this year is $8,900 per year, an increase of less than 3 percent.
It is the smallest bump in tuition costs since 1975.
This is also a dramatic slowdown from the annual eight percent increase in tuition costs that became the norm over the last few decades.
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