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Report: Child Care Costs Parents More than Tuition

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New information claims it costs more for child care than for tuition at a state college in some parts of the country. The nonprofit group Child Care Aware of America says center-based child care costs increased an average about 3% nationwide. Massachusetts had the highest cost: just about $16,500 a year. Average child care costs were greater than yearly tuition and fees at a 4-year public college in 2/3 of the country.

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