Proof That Architects Don't Get Economics

Just super quick before I pull an all nighter and learn some BIM software... just got this is my school email:

So my tuition goes up another 6.4%. Okay... why?

"Well inflation..."

No, the CPI last year was -0.4. So in real terms my tuition is going up 6.8%. If a more common inflation rate is something like 3.5% (as in, not during these economic times) then an increase of this magnitude would yield a real increase of about 3%. Raising tuition at these levels should not be a given every year without some justification.

So what the hell?