College costs/prices

Tracking Sports Spending

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NCAA gives Knight panel sneak preview of how athletics budget information will be collected and sorted.

Next Chapter on Textbooks

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As U.S. panel calls for online collaboration to provide lower-cost options, debate continues on the appropriate federal role.

A Return to Need-Blind Admissions

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Why Vassar decided to spend more on student aid -- a decade after concluding it couldn't continue to do so.

An Ambitious Student Aid Bill

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House legislation would benefit students, cost lenders billions, and punish colleges that raise their prices too much.

Price Controls or Transparency?

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Proposed reporting requirements on college costs renew debate over what motivates institutions to economize.

What If Higher Ed Funds Don't Help Economy?

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Greater prosperity requires more jobs, and more jobs require more economic growth. And the best way to do that, this chain of reasoning continues, is to make investments in higher education and high-tech research. How else to cultivate the next generation of highly skilled, motivated workers for today's ever-dynamic information economy?

That view -- promoted by college presidents, governors and experts in the economics of higher education -- is often cited in the quest for more funding for state university systems. But what if it's wrong?

Portrait of the College CFO

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Quality of life and influence in the institution matter most to chief financial officers -- far more than pay, survey finds.

The Working Poor and College Access

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New report chronicles the barriers experienced by an oft-ignored group and offers some solutions.

Dubious Approach to Cost Containment

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Proposals to punish colleges based on rate of tuition increase will hurt public colleges and spare many pricey institutions, study finds.

Positive Financial Assessment of Private Colleges

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Citing endowment returns and strong student demand, Standard & Poor's reports continued strength in college and university bond ratings.

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