College costs/prices

Un-Guaranteeing Tuition Prices

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Iowa's Northwestern College hoped that locking in its charges to students for four years would attract families eager for tuition stability. But when enrollment fell, the experiment ended.

What Are Freshmen Thinking?

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Annual survey of first-year students considers money and politics (among other topics): Students are looking for jobs and leaning left.

Evidence of the Tuition Bubble

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Poll suggests that public concern about rising college prices is accelerating, even as citizens increasingly recognize necessity of a higher education.

Students Help Students Study Abroad

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Monies for overseas education can be meager. At some colleges, student fees of $5 to $14 are providing a significant pool of aid.

The Buzz and Spin on 3-Year Degrees

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Idea of shaving a year off of college completion time gains attention. Some see ideal way to cut costs for students and institutions, others see a gimmick, and -- to date -- students haven't embraced it.

'Mission and Money' in Higher Ed

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Even before the economic collapse, colleges have been going through intense debates about how they should be financed and what missions they should hold onto -- and which they should revamp. A new book from Cambridge University Press, Mission and Money: Understanding the University, explores these issues. The authors are Burton A. Weisbrod, the John Evans Professor of Economics at Northwestern University; Jeffrey P.

Competing With Publics on Price

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Two private colleges create or expand programs that lower tuition for students who are admitted to local state universities.

Why Some of the Best and Brightest Skip College

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Study finds that steep price and perceived unavailability of financial aid are the overwhelming reasons some college-qualified high school students don't enroll.

The Summer Swarm

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Community colleges and for-profit universities are seeing expected enrollment increases due to the down economy, but students are flocking to many four-year colleges this summer, too -- and finding friendlier aid policies at some institutions.

A No-Risk Tuition Increase?

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With a projected $700 million cut on the horizon, California's community colleges could increase tuition with no impact on most students, new report says.

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