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Use of public tuition for financial aid likely to become a political issue in many states

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Policy change in Iowa reflects increased public skepticism about using tuition revenue for financial aid. Will such shifts end an unfair burden on middle-class students or abandon low-income students?

Colleges rethink need blind admissions in favor of meeting need

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Facing financial constraints and public pressure over students’ debt, some colleges move away from need-blind admissions -- which are often costly to the institution and students -- in favor of reducing "gapping."

Price growth slows, but aid levels off too, College Board finds

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Two new reports by the College Board show more moderate tuition increases than in previous years, but restrictions on federal aid spending could lead to higher net prices going forward.

California lawmakers target students and faculty to pass tax hike measure

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California politicians are targeting students and faculty members to support a ballot measure that, by raising taxes, could stave off cuts to higher education and tuition hikes.

Several ballot measures could have significant impact on higher ed this November

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Although only a small number of ballot measures this election season deal with higher education, initiatives in several states could have significant impact.

Admissions and aid policies play a larger role than tuition in driving debt, paper finds

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New paper finds that admissions and financial aid policies play a larger role than tuition prices do in driving student debt.

Public universities want returns in exchange for tuition freezes

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Facing pressure to hold prices down, public universities are proposing ways to freeze or reduce the cost of attendance – but they want something in return.

Tepid endowment returns pose another revenue constraint to universities

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Finance officials say languid endowment returns are another revenue constraint for colleges and universities, driving more discussion about cuts.

Grinnell, one of the country's wealthiest colleges, questions sustainability of financial aid

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Grinnell College, one of the wealthiest liberal arts colleges, says its current financial aid policy is unsustainable, raising questions for other need-blind institutions. 

Faculty panel throws roadblock at plan for 'self-sufficiency' in UCLA b-school

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Key faculty panel issues scathing report that could stand in the way of UCLA business school's controversial "self-sufficiency" plan -- an idea that critics view as privatization.

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