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Lone Star College adopts differential tuition

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Lone Star College has begun charging varying rates for courses systemwide, based on cost of delivery, and plans to add student success incentives, some of them financial.

Less elite colleges, well versed in confronting problems, think they can teach elites a few things

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Less-elite liberal arts colleges, which have struggled with demographic and economic change for years, think they have something to teach the elites, who are starting to consider those issues.

San Jose State University gets more selective, reluctantly

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San Jose State University gets more selective for local students, citing budget cuts and enrollment pressure, while 15 other Cal State campuses are at least partially overcrowded.

Lafayette conference shows concern about liberal arts colleges' economic future

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At a conference this week, it is clear that elite liberal arts colleges are concerned about the future, and silver bullets are hard to find.

Public universities will take on more debt as states decrease spending on capital projects

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With state lawmakers unwilling to fund capital projects at colleges and universities, public institutions increasingly turn to debt to finance construction and maintenance.

NACUBO study of discount rates finds another increase and a drop in enrollment

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NACUBO's survey of discount rates finds another increase, but a surprising enrollment drop at many private institutions could be a threat to balanced budgets.

Big tuition hikes at private colleges complicate affordability picture

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Big tuition hikes at elite private institutions contradict the notion that colleges are focusing on reining in sticker price to make education affordable.

Mount Holyoke and a handul of other private colleges freeze tuition for next year

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Mount Holyoke joins a short -- but longer than usual -- list of colleges to freeze tuition. Moves could signal awareness of a limit to families' willingness to pay high sticker prices.

Giving to colleges grew 8.2 percent in 2011

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Donations to universities grew by 8.2 percent in the 2011 fiscal year, but wealthy institutions received the overwhelming majority of gifts.

Brown dispute questions what's a fair payment in lieu of taxes

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Rocky negotiations in Providence about how much Brown pays the city in lieu of taxes highlights the difficulty of determining an appropriate contribution.

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