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Oct 24, 2022
A new report from the College Board finds tuition holding steady, with minimal increases. But given rampant inflation, experts wonder how long institutions can keep prices down.

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June 26, 2020
Park University is encouraging students from other institutions to transfer and study online for a year at a discounted tuition rate. Are special offers like this a good idea?
June 18, 2020
By having people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and geographical regions work together, a federal loan-for-service program might help heal our deep national divide, argues Roger Hull.
June 1, 2020
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.
May 21, 2020
Tuition discount rates have been rising for years, but for a majority of colleges, enrollment rates are flat or declining. If this trend continues, more and more private colleges could be forced to close, experts say.
May 19, 2020
Rather than cut tuition for newly online classes, colleges should help students affected by the pandemic to afford them, argues Robert J. Massa.
April 27, 2020
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.
April 13, 2020
College students say the online instruction they're getting in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is not the education for which they paid. Some students plan to withhold tuition payments; others are demanding partial tuition refunds.
November 26, 2019
Recent studies have produced an avalanche of questionable statistics, argues F. King Alexander, to the effect that public institutions do not warrant greater taxpayer support.
September 19, 2019
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.
August 14, 2019
It is a flawed statistic for tracking college finances, argues Phillip Levine.


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