Tuition

Shifts in Ph.D. Tuition Policy

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Cornell U. and U. of Pennsylvania move to uniform pricing structures — and in Cornell’s case, a lower one. Its goal: To help professors retain their grant monies.

The Spending Side of the Equation

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New analysis -- attempting to shift college cost debate -- finds shrinking share of funds going to instruction and growing public-private gap.

In California, Uncertainty on Immigrant Student Tuition

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Appeals court finds that in extending lower resident tuition rates to undocumented students, state "thwarts" Congress's intent.

The Jobless Discount

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Some community colleges are waiving tuition for the unemployed, as their numbers grow nationwide.

Un-Guaranteeing Tuition Prices

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Iowa's Northwestern College hoped that locking in its charges to students for four years would attract families eager for tuition stability. But when enrollment fell, the experiment ended.

The Town with No Tuition?

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Voters in Davenport, Iowa will decide today whether to give any local graduate nearly $20,000 for a college education -- for use anywhere.

GI Bill Lets Veterans Take Flight

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Literally. Final figures for maximum tuition and fees payable to veterans climb even higher, driven upwards by high-cost programs like aviation.

Don't (Dis)count Them Out

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The summer headlines had private college trustees sweating. The bottom had fallen out of the economy, tightening credit markets spread fear about the availability of student loans, and students’ parents were getting pink slips in record numbers. As concerns grew about the prospect of faltering enrollments, many small, tuition-driven colleges decided to ratchet up a tried and true strategy: tuition discounting.

Will Work for Beer

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Economists find evidence that college students choose to take jobs not to pay tuition but to cover other expenses and, unless they work a lot, those jobs don't do much to harm their academic performance.

The Nuclear Option

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Facing a fiscal crisis and little prospect of tax-supported revenue in the near future, Colorado State hypothetically entertains privatization.

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