Tuition

Budget Cutting Strategies Reviewed

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The hardest hit public universities have eliminated staff and contingent faculty slots, but still have "strategic" thinking to do about the long term, an association survey finds.

All Eyes on Pittsburgh

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Mayor pushes 1 percent tax on tuition, stirring up anger at the city's colleges and worries elsewhere that other localities might try similar approaches.

Unnatural Enemies

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Leaders of U. of California and its Berkeley campus say they share concerns of students who protest against them. Efforts to form alliances, however, are stymied by recent missteps.

New Wave of Student Activism

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Are the protests in California the start of a new national movement for access and affordability?

Defining 'Gainful Employment'

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WASHINGTON -- A proposal by the U.S. Department of Education to assess the performance of vocational programs and most course offerings at for-profit institutions by linking the prices they charge to their graduates' salaries may have hit a wall Wednesday as concerns surfaced publicly that the department was reaching outside its statutory purview to place price controls on higher education.

A Tale of Two Cities

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Dissecting fall enrollments in Pittsburgh and Dallas, we find that public colleges boomed and independent institutions mostly held on, thanks to rising tide (and more merit aid).

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.

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