Study says there is a simple way to increase (or decrease) graduation rates: increase (or decrease) state appropriations.
Parents have high hopes for their children earning scholarships -- and modest expectations for adding to college funds.
Candidates in many of this year's 36 gubernatorial elections are campaigning on costs, access and other college issues.
Decline in key program for poor is among worrisome aid trends in annual survey on college costs, which again outpace inflation.
Most states still haven't restored funding levels in real dollars to where they were before 2001 downturn, report says.
Report chides publishers for alleged role in limiting the used book market.
A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.
States turn away from caps that have led to appropriations cuts for colleges; many bond plans win approval, with huge California measure ahead.
Strapped for cash to pay for faculty and constrained by lawmakers from raising tuition, president of U. of Florida devises a $1,000 academic “charge.”
Margaret Spellings says higher ed must change because parents can't find basic information. What if it exists -- often on her own Web site?
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