College costs/prices

Out of the Money

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When colleges introduce expanded aid or loan forgiveness programs, those not fully benefiting often wonder why.

How to Head Off a Potential Student Loan Crisis

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Panelists before the Senate Banking Committee stop short of calling it a crisis, but they settle on a few policy options to avert one just in case.

The Spending Side of the Equation

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New analysis -- attempting to shift college cost debate -- finds shrinking share of funds going to instruction and growing public-private gap.

Solution to Financial Woes: More Classes?

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Kean University considers extending its academic week to six days, a change that would require more instructors and has some professors up in arms.

Searching for Strategy in Tough Times

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Course redesign, more merit pay and expanded outsourcing are among the ideas administrators and experts consider for how to manage colleges through economic uncertainty.

Alumni Perceptions of Price and Other Matters

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Survey of college graduates finds that they think tuitions are too high -- except at their alma maters.

Why 'Nonprofit' Does NOT Mean 'Lose Money'

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It was just a tidbit of information, offered toward the end of a presentation slotted in that sleepy, after-lunch-at-a-jampacked-conference hour. But the nature of the tidbit caught the audience’s attention: On average, full-time faculty members at the University of New Mexico’s Gallup campus were being subsidized to the tune of $10,554 apiece.

Sharing Tuition News Early

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With economic uncertainty leaving many parents worried, Augustana College moves up by several months its decision on what to charge next year.

A Taxing Question

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Ballot referendum to rid Massachusetts of its income tax could have devastating impact on its system of public higher education.

Tuition Is Up -- As Is Uncertainty

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Increases for current academic year slightly outpaced inflation for four-year institutions, and lagged inflation for 2-year colleges and for-profits.

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