State policy

Arizona proposal latest to object to subsidizing others' educations

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Proposals in Arizona and two other states show a reluctance to subsidize the higher education of others, and question a longstanding practice of using aid to improve access.

Virginia governor seeks to cap use of tuition revenue for financial aid

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Virginia governor challenges a centuries-old tradition of using tuition revenue from wealthier students as financial aid for other students.

UC system weighs shift in tuition payments to after graduation

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Proposal being weighed by University of California to shift student payments to after graduation and tie them to income would be a dramatic change in how education is financed.

Delayed state payments cause headaches for Illinois public universities

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For three years, Illinois has delayed payments to public colleges, presenting a different sort of budgeting problem for administrators.

Texas business group's billboard campaign on completion rates

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Texas Association of Business goes after community college graduation rates with a campaign that was influenced by Complete College America.

State budget cuts make completion goals difficult for community colleges

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Citing severe state budget woes, community college leaders are pessimistic about the feasibility of the push to graduate more students, survey finds.

Idaho faculty weigh options as campus gun law goes into effect

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What do faculty members do when their state permits guns on campus? Idaho illustrates the challenges.

Lousiana lawmakers wanted more authority over the state higher ed chief, now they may give it back

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Louisiana lawmakers wanted more authority over the state's top higher education official. Now, some want to give it back.

Student advocacy group blames state disinvestment for tuition increases

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Grading states' support for higher education, an advocacy group for students makes the case that legislators and governors are responsible for rising public college tuitions.

California private colleges worry about cuts to state-funded Cal Grant

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As the budget forecast turns sunnier for California's public institutions, the privates worry about cuts to a state scholarship program on which their students rely.

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