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State support for higher education increased in 2016, not counting Illinois

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Support for public higher education rose in 33 states and declined in 17 in 2016 -- including a massive drop in Illinois.

New York's tuition-free college program sparks debates and defenses

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Clawback provisions and residency requirements worry critics, but New York's governor is pushing the big picture.

New York's free-tuition plan leaves private colleges uncertain about the future

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New York's private colleges and universities don't know what to expect under the state's free tuition program for students attending public colleges.

Rider University plows new ground with Westminster Choir College sale

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Rider University, once seen as a savior for Westminster Choir College, looks to sell the institution after groups raised their voices against relocation.

President proposes consolidation at Connecticut State system

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Connecticut system hopes for big savings by running 12 campuses centrally and combining back-office functions at colleges and universities.

Sanders, Democratic colleagues introduce new free-college bill

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The Vermont senator’s proposal includes free tuition and fees at public universities for all students with family income up to $125,000 and would cut student loan interest rates in half.

HHS secretary proposes cutting reimbursements that fund university-based research

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Trump administration says it can cut billions by scaling back reimbursement for overhead costs. University groups say that funding is essential to conducting research.

Drew University, after spending to attract more students, faces large deficits

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Ratings agency dings small university for spending big after a new president took over. As focus shifts to a budget deficit, question becomes whether Drew can cut spending while growing enrollment.

Mergers haven't been part of Pennsylvania public higher ed's past. Might the future be different?

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Politics, geography and history all prevent the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education from following Georgia's consolidation path.

Study shows how price sensitive students are in selecting colleges

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About 40 percent of students who decided not to go to their college or university of first choice cited reasons related to costs.

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