College costs/prices

Increases in college tuition drive down diversity at public colleges, study says

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New study examines impact of tuition increases. Nonselective institutions see the greatest decline in diversity.

Conference shows higher education's many tensions and challenges

In a fast-changing world, nearly everything is unsettled in higher education.

New report says improving educational quality, completion and increasing affordability is everyone's business

Major study by American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks change in curriculum and assessment, commitment to funding public higher education, new ideas about the faculty role, and more.

State higher ed leaders call for better coordination on tuition

States lack coordination and clarity, according to survey finding more than two-thirds of respondents reported no unified approach to address affordability.

New federal data on student borrowing, repayment and default

Borrowers, especially those who attend less selective institutions or who drop out, increasingly struggle to pay back loans.

Trustees and new presidents lead push for tuition resets despite debate over the practice's effectiveness

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Large number of private colleges plan tuition resets next year despite many experts’ view that the practice is a gimmick. The colleges hope to grow enrollment, contain student costs and prove critics wrong. But it won’t be easy.

Panelists take on the hot topic of tuition resets

Deep cuts in tuition rates are a hot topic for private college administrators worried that their high sticker prices are scaring away students, but experts warn against gimmicky strategies.

New study attempts to show how much state funding cuts push up tuition

For every $1,000 cut from per-student state and local appropriations, the average student can be expected to pay $257 more per year in tuition and fees -- and the rate is rising.

In dramatic shift, most Republicans now say colleges have negative impact

In dramatic shift, more than half of Republicans now say colleges have a negative impact on the U.S., with wealthier, older and more educated Republicans being least positive.

If you want to understand college affordability, watching "The House" may not help

In a twist on the college film, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler portray parents in need of money to pay their daughter’s college tuition. Don’t expect discussion of 529 plans or free tuition states.

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