College costs/prices

Taking Both Sides on Textbook Prices

Students' costs have risen sharply, but mostly because publishers have sought to improve teaching and learning, GAO report finds. 

Students Who Charge

Credit card debt exceeds student loan debt, a new study finds.

Student Aid and College Tax Credits

Many Americans qualify for federal education tax breaks but don't use them, U.S. study finds.

The Future of Higher Ed

U.S. education secretary forms panel to craft "national strategy" for America's college system.

Potential (and Limits) of Outsourcing

Colleges' use of outside vendors is restricted by concerns about damage to institutional culture, study finds.

Price Increases Sharpest at Public Colleges

Study also finds slight increases in share of degrees going to women and minority students.

Price Sensitive

Community college enrollments are affected by relative price increases at 2- and 4-year institutions, but not for all programs, study finds.  

'Aiding Students, Buying Students'

In 1643, Harvard University received a gift of 100 pounds to support the education of a student who was "pious" but poor. And so American student aid was born well before the United States.

Expense Account Hall of Shame

Sure the ousted leader of American U. had a personal chef, but did he have $7,000 sheets? A special list of ex-presidents.

Aid Is Up, Tuition Up More

Students are getting more financial aid this year, and they'e going to need it.

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