Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.
The College Board says the Maryland class of 2013 led the nation in high scoring on Advanced Placement tests.
Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up.
The sticker price of in-state tuition at four-year public universities climbed about $400 this fall, an increase of nearly 5 percent that brought the average to $8,655. That’s a modest increase compared to recent years but still painful for families with stagnant incomes after a prolonged economic slump.