College costs/prices

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.

Middlebury backs away from attempt to control rising prices

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Middlebury College gives itself a loophole in its plan linking tuition, room and board to inflation.

 

A California law school ends discount pricing

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La Verne tries a radical approach to pricing. Could it catch on in legal education?

Survey suggests politicians overstate public's desire for vocational view of higher ed

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Seeking to gauge how to rebuild public support for higher ed, survey project finds that Americans have less vocational view of college than their leaders do.

State higher ed funding rebounds but not yet to where it was before the recession

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Nationally, states are continuing to restore aid to higher ed, but funding is still lower than it was before the recession. 

Private colleges remain under the weather

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At a number of small private colleges this year, disappointing enrollments have led to layoffs, program cuts, bond-rating downgrades and more.

Colleges slow tuition growth, but financial aid is not keeping pace, report shows

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Grant aid is not keeping pace with the cost of college, even as the rate of tuition growth slows, two new reports from the College Board show. 

Two years after dramatic price drop, Sewanee's tuition has climbed back up

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Sewanee got a lot of attention for dropping its sticker price in 2011. Now it's back up. 

Small private colleges steeply cut their sticker price, but will it drive down college costs?

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Small private colleges cut their sticker price in an effort not to scare away middle-class students. But will it work or hurt? Will anyone really save much money?

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