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Deal changes governance at Cooper Union and could lead to end of tuition

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Deal between New York attorney general, the university and its critics will change governance and could lead in a few years to the end of tuition.

Tuition discounting grows at private colleges and universities

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The rate at which private colleges discounted their tuition crept ever closer to 50 percent in 2014, drawing warnings about unsustainability.

What does it mean for college to be 'affordable'? Here's one answer.

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With policy proposals flying, Lumina Foundation aims to start a discussion about what's reasonable for a typical student and her family to pay for college. Let the debate begin.

U of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal with outgoing chancellor

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University of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal under which Phyllis Wise resigned as chancellor at Urbana-Champaign, and instead moves to fire her.

Lawmakers consider merging Wisconsin's two-year college systems

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Wisconsin legislators ponder merging state's two-year college systems. Some faculty are concerned a merger would threaten the systems' different missions and damage general education.

Colleges inflate full cost of attendance numbers, increasing stipends for athletes

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NCAA rules about "cost of attendance" create a new way for universities to compete for athletes, but these changes in financial aid calculations don't appear to be helping non-athletes.

College merger negotiations are long and complicated

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Negotiations to combine colleges are incredibly complex, as two Massachusetts institutions showed after abandoning a union that, while academically beneficial, would have been a financial drain. Here's how they reached that conclusion.

Vanderbilt University weighs in on its controversial compliance costs report

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While discussing the Higher Education Act, Vanderbilt's chancellor equated cost of compliance to $11,000 per student -- and the message snowballed.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire responds to massive cuts in state support

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At a regional university far from Madison politics, administrators and faculty struggle to make huge cuts quickly while preserving what they say has made their campus mean so much to students.

As colleges struggle, some look to partnerships and mergers for relief

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As institutions struggle with enrollment and money, more join forces or consider doing so. But sometimes a merger is really more of an absorption.

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