College costs/prices

No Free Lunch

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Study says there is a simple way to increase (or decrease) graduation rates: increase (or decrease) state appropriations.

Poor Grades for Saving

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Parents have high hopes for their children earning scholarships -- and modest expectations for adding to college funds.

Statehouse Races and Higher Ed

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Candidates in many of this year's 36 gubernatorial elections are campaigning on costs, access and other college issues.

Pell Grants Down, Tuition Up

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Decline in key program for poor is among worrisome aid trends in annual survey on college costs, which again outpace inflation.

Recessions That Never End

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Most states still haven't restored funding levels in real dollars to where they were before 2001 downturn, report says.

Textbook Report -- a New Edition

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Report chides publishers for alleged role in limiting the used book market.

Turning Blue from College Costs

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A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.

Spending Limits Rejected

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States turn away from caps that have led to appropriations cuts for colleges; many bond plans win approval, with huge California measure ahead.

A Fee That Is Not a Fee

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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.”

Right Under Her Nose?

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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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