College costs/prices

What People Are Saying About Debt-Free

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Who is pushing which ideas -- and why.

Are lazy rivers and climbing walls driving up the cost of college?

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Elizabeth Warren and Chris Christie both made statements last week that luxury college amenities like lazy rivers and climbing walls are driving up the cost of college. Are the claims true?

Elizabeth Warren outlines debt-free college plan, calls for more funding of higher ed, with strings attached

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, an influential progressive voice among Democrats, lays out her vision for accomplishing debt-free college. It will take a drastic overhaul of higher education policy, she says.

Report shows public higher education's reliance on tuition

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After the recession, tuition dollars make up a greater share of public higher education revenues than ever before, and make up a majority in half the states.

Kevin Carey talks about his new book, 'The End of College'

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New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.

High Tenn. Promise participation numbers boost FAFSA completion rates in state

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Early participation numbers for Tennessee's free community college program show demand remains high, with students completing federal aid applications at record rates.

Report shows slowdown of tuition increases, education borrowing

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College Board's annual reports give evidence that rising tuition prices and college debt may not go on forever. Tuition increases are slowing, as education borrowing declines slightly.

Education Department updates its rankings of the most costly colleges

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Education Department updates its list of the most and least expensive colleges in the country -- a requirement of the Higher Education Act that some would like to see eliminated. 

Report calls for tougher federal standards for four-year colleges

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An advocacy group's proposal for institutional accountability puts both for-profit colleges and elite research universities in the crosshairs. 

New nonprofit unveils plan for federally funded full-tuition scholarships

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A new nonprofit unveils a proposal to make public higher education free. Critics say it's too good to be true.

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