Tuition

Tuition Tax Off the Table

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As universities offer contributions to city, Pittsburgh's mayor drops plan that outraged students and higher ed leaders.

Freezer Burn

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Tuition freezes may be politically popular, and even appropriate in emergencies, but they often lead to dramatic hikes in future years.

Resistance on Debt Proposal

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Panel balks at Education Department's draft rule introducing a loan-to-income ratio targeting high-priced, low-payoff programs.

Fading Stimulus Saved Colleges

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State and local support for higher ed fell by $2.8 billion in 2009, but federal dollars delayed the painful cuts still likely to come, report finds.

Slashing Prices

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Tuition discounting reached record high levels at private colleges and universities in 2008, and the largest share of that aid was awarded without consideration of students’ financial need, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

Prepaid Bailouts Present Dilemma

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It's been a politically popular move for lawmakers to bail out prepaid college tuition plans that are now going broke, but doing so raises some potentially troubling questions of equity. Indeed, these bailouts could have the net impact of forgiving investment losses for middle- and upper-income families at the expense of low-income people, higher education researchers say.

When Even Low Tuition Is Too Much

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Cam Holmes graduated from Tulsa Community College on Friday – and she says that, but for a program created three years ago, she never would have done so.

Tempering Tuition Hikes

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Private, nonprofit colleges will hike tuition and fees by an average of 4.5 percent in the coming academic year, outpacing inflation while still holding close to last year’s nearly 40-year low increase rate, according to a survey released Tuesday by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Hendrix's Odyssey

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For Hendrix College, the past decade ushered in a series of unfortunate events.

Hunting Out West

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The strategy may not be new, but few expected it to come out of Cobleskill, N.Y.

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