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Merit aid makes college more expensive for low income students, report finds

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Use of non-need-based aid in pursuit of tuition revenue and prestige is driving up the cost of college for low-income families, New America Foundation report finds.

NACUBO survey reports sixth consecutive year of discount rate increases

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Discount rates at private colleges continue to grow, according to annual survey, reflecting the myriad pressures that are weakening college pricing power.

Out-of-state enrollment decreases minority, low-income student enrollment

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New paper finds that increases in the proportion of out-of-state students at public research universities lead to declines in the enrollment of minority and low-income students.

Supreme Court takes another case involving affirmative action and higher education

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Supreme Court agrees to decide whether Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges and universities from considering race and ethnicity in admissions.

Experts consider the truths and fictions of the Tina Fey film 'Admission'

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Three experts share their thoughts on the truths and fictions of the new Tina Fey movie.

A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behind

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Professors rally behind a high school teacher who says No Child Left Behind has created a generation of test-takers unprepared for higher education.

CUNY Graduate Center hopes to offer a public model for reform of doctoral education

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As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."

Many students opt for colleges that spend more on nonacademic functions, study finds

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Many prospective students favor colleges that invest more in nonacademic functions (including athletics and dormitories) over institutions that focus their spending on academics, study finds.

Bucknell's admission raises questions about how many colleges are reporting false data

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Bucknell becomes fifth college in a year to admit it gave out false data. Experts see recent scandals pointing to broader problems related to rankings and reputations.

Bucknell misreported test scores from 2006 to 2012

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Bucknell misreported scores -- internally and externally -- from 2006-12. University becomes fifth in a year to have announced such falsehoods.

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