Business / financial management

Endowment returns for 2011 near pre-recession levels

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Institutional endowments for the 2011 fiscal year showed returns similar to pre-recession levels, but many still worth less than in 2007.

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.

To lure research and avoid regulations, some universities turn away from tax-exempt bonds

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To avoid regulations and attract private research dollars, universities may be turning away from tax-exempt bonds.

With enrollment low, stakes are high, a community college learns

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Declining enrollment in the post-recession period leaves community colleges with little room for error. A Virginia college found out the hard way.

New documentary examines rising college costs

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A documentary filmmaker releases a critical look at higher education and student debt. But was he wrong to ignore the for-profit sector?

Pitzer College says it saves its endowment by temporarily ending spending

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One approach to preserving an endowment? Simple: Stop spending it. 

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.

GOP tax plan would combine tuition tax breaks, end popular deductions for colleges

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House Republicans' vision for tax reform would consolidate tuition tax breaks into a single, more refundable credit -- but end benefits for student borrowers, repeal deduction for those who purchase football tickets, and tax the cherished tuition remission for college employees.

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