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Majoring in Free Content

Saylor Foundation's 240 free online courses now offer a pathway to college credit, thanks to new partnerships with Excelsior College and StraighterLine. But will students follow that path?

A Degree Still Matters

The economic value of graduating from college remains strong, even for recent graduates in the current economic downturn, study finds. And that reality may be spurring a rebound in male enrollments.

New Programs: Health Sciences, Environmental Politics, Nonprofit Leadership

Black Hills State University is starting an associate degree in applied health sciences. Clarkson University is starting a master of...

Discounts at For-Profits?

Strayer offers big new scholarships, with tuition savings of as much as 30 percent. Will for-profits begin discounting tuition to cope with declining enrollment and federal scrutiny?

New Programs: Machine Technology, Business, Higher Education

Community College of Baltimore County is launching a short-term certificate program in machine tool technology. Philadelphia University is starting a...

Good Fees Make Good Neighbors

Wofford lets nearby medical school pay for students to use campus facilities, highlighting potential revenue stream for liberal arts colleges that don't want to change their missions.

Completion-Focused Financial Aid

As part of larger Gates Foundation effort, new panel aims to reimagine federal aid design and delivery to improve student outcomes. The effort is stoking suspicions.

A Change to Tax Credits?

A Senate panel asks what could be done to simplify federal education tax benefits, should a larger overhaul of the tax code take place.