Tuition

Tightening Reins on Tuition

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In what might best be described as a game of chicken over tuition policy, a handful of public colleges in South Carolina have yet to back down.

Flexing notable muscle in late September, the State Budget and Control Board declared that it would not approve any construction projects on campuses that hiked tuition by 7 percent or more this year, barring those that would agree to roll it back for spring 2011. A slightly lower threshold of 6.3 percent was set for community colleges and technical colleges.

Big Win for Undocumented Students

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The California Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state statute affording some undocumented students in-state tuition status, overturning an earlier decision by an appellate court Monday.

Your Tub or Mine

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Economic woes force universities to reopen the debates over budget centralization.

Thawing Out After Tuition Freeze

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Illinois community college considers how holding the line affected the institution.

More Tuition Struggles Projected

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While most public and private institutions expect revenue increases for 2011, this year is foreboding for a significant percentage of private colleges.

'Sad Day For California'

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A draconian budget plan laid out Monday by California Gov. Jerry Brown would slash higher education along with other already beleaguered state agencies.

No Penalties for Missed Diversity Targets

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British universities will not face sanctions if they fail to hit enrollment goals for low-income students under the country's new tuition structure.

Discounting the Bottom Line

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Unprecedented increases in tuition discounting during the recession led to financial constraints for many private colleges, study finds.

Costlier Community Colleges

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Rising tuitions (and inadequate transfer policies) are putting even two-year institutions out of reach for many Americans, report asserts.

Slow Growing

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For third straight year, average tuition at private colleges and universities will increase less than pre-recession, but again outpaces inflation. Institutional financial aid continues to grow.

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