Tuition

Tuition increases are historically low for a second year

As tuition rises slowly, the amount of federal loans students and parents take on to finance higher education declines, the College Board’s annual report shows. 

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Hope College wants to trade tuition for donations

The college’s tuition-free funding model will only be sustainable for all students if the college meets an ambitious $1 billion fundraising goal.

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St. John's College shows a tuition reset can work

St. John’s College is getting closer to raising the money it needs to sustain a $17,000 tuition decrease the college made three years ago.

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In rare student protests, Juilliard students rally against rising tuition costs

A rare student protest over a tuition increase at one of the world’s most prestigious performing arts schools highlights the tension over tuition discounting.

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Private colleges cut 53.9% of tuition sticker price for freshmen, on average

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already-existing trends, pushing the average tuition discount rate for first-time undergraduates to 53.9 percent this year. Expect discounting to keep climbing even after the pandemic subsides.

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Gates Foundation attempts to redefine 'value' in higher education

Gates Foundation issues report calling for a new definition of value, and for clear ways for students to identify it. The emphasis is on promoting economic mobility for all.

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Courts view COVID-19 tuition refund lawsuits skeptically

Judges have dismissed many of the cases seeking refunds for shifts to virtual learning, but some are going to trial, and at least two colleges have settled.

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Employers boosting programs that cover tuition amid pandemic

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

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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.

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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.

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