What I don't understand is that NU has a bigger endowment than Chicago, Penn, UVA, Georgetown, etc., yet seems functionally unable to control costs better than those schools. In many respects, it's much worse. Even our health insurance costs like $800 more per year than GULC's.
NU's plan has a richer benefit formula, i.e., if you get really sick, your out-of-pocket costs will be lower. NU caps your out-of-pocket at $1250. GULC caps it at $5k.
Penn's plan cost more than NU, btw.