Employers boosting programs that cover tuition amid pandemic

Companies like Chipotle and Amazon aren't scaling back educational benefits for employees.

Pandemic-related tuition freezes help slow average college sticker price increases to lowest rates in decades

Four-year colleges increased prices at the lowest rate in three decades, on average. But the COVID-19 pandemic's greatest effects on pricing, funding and student aid might still be to come.

Two colleges announce tuition-free, additional time on campus for returning and new students

Two colleges -- St. Norbert College and Pacific Lutheran University -- will offer students an extra term or two without charge. The programs aim to make up for subpar on-campus experiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some colleges discount tuition prices for an online fall

As more colleges announce online fall terms, some are also reducing tuition rates. Wealthy families are likely to be the biggest beneficiaries of those discounts.

Pandemic-related uncertainty leads some students to consider tuition insurance

The coronavirus pandemic has caused more colleges and families to consider taking out tuition insurance, but it would not have helped the students who are seeking tuition refunds for the spring's forced transition to remote learning.

Williams drops cost of attendance in recognition of coronavirus-related circumstances

Williams reduces cost of attendance by 15 percent to recognize changes in the student experience and continuing uncertainty amid the pandemic. Will other, less wealthy colleges follow suit?

Colleges counter looming enrollment declines with tuition bargains

This spring many colleges announced tuition deals for students in response to the pandemic, and they’re seeing it pay off with growing application numbers.

Tuition freezes and cuts show colleges and universities are face downward price pressure amid coronavirus crisis

The second economic crisis in a dozen years could take a bite out of colleges' ability to set prices, but pressures were mounting long before the coronavirus arrived.

Doubt and hope about New Mexico's free tuition plan

Proponents say universal free tuition plans like New Mexico's are the best way to boost college enrollment, but critics say it would help the least needy and do little to improve program quality.

Researcher seeks to clarify the messy conversation around online cost and quality

Asked to explain how they balance financial and academic considerations, administrators and professors say quality is key but struggle to define it.


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