Federal financial aid awarding and distribution has been an ongoing problem in the US. Both local and international students utilize financial aid in order to supplement their tuition and fees which can be extremely high. However, many colleges and universities and especially large for-profit colleges and universities view federal financial aid as a revenue stream rather than as a means to improve the lives of students
College tuition for in-state and out-of-state students as well as international students are receiving a break. Tuition at colleges and universities has been going up for years and, in fact, is still going up. But, the rate at which it has been increasing, which has far outpaced inflation, is finally slowing a bit.