Business / financial management

Long Island University overspending on financial aid reflects affordability concern

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Long Island U. is latest college to face budget problems after overspending on financial aid, a reflection of how the affordability crisis is squeezing institutions.

Sallie Mae survey highlights a changing marketplace for students

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Recently released Sallie Mae survey shows decreased willingness to pay for some forms of higher education, but the news might not be as bad for all institutions as it seems.

University of Toledo to appoint former finance chief as provost

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U. of Toledo set to appoint former finance chief to the top academic post, an unconventional career move causing concern among faculty members.

Wofford finds new revenue letting nearby medical students pay to use campus

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Wofford lets nearby medical school pay for students to use campus facilities, highlighting potential revenue stream for liberal arts colleges that don't want to change their missions.

GASB changes could upset university finances

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A change in pension accounting metrics could upend university balance sheets, threatening everything from accreditation to federal financial aid.

A new analysis of spending by liberal arts colleges

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A new analysis compares the differences and similarities of spending at liberal arts colleges with more wealth (and higher tuition rates) and those without.

Data show student borrowers over 30 a growing population

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Data from the New York Fed show student borrowers are increasingly over 40, including some still paying back their own loans while borrowing for their children's education.

Accreditor's decision shows for-profits can still take over nonprofit colleges

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Western accreditor's decision to let a for-profit company buy a struggling nonprofit college suggests path is still possible when missions align.

Dartmouth investments in board members' firms raise questions about disclosure requirements

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Allegation that Dartmouth's board behaved unethically when it invested with firms managed by members raises questions about whether disclosure laws should do more to discourage such behavior.

Midway College's attempt at creating a pharmacy school shows dangers of assumed quick fix

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Midway College’s aborted effort to construct a pharmacy school shows that an assumed quick fix to finance problems might not be as easy as it seems.

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