College costs/prices

Spending Limits Rejected

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States turn away from caps that have led to appropriations cuts for colleges; many bond plans win approval, with huge California measure ahead.

A Fee That Is Not a Fee

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Strapped for cash to pay for faculty and constrained by lawmakers from raising tuition, president of U. of Florida devises a $1,000 academic “charge.”

Right Under Her Nose?

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Margaret Spellings says higher ed must change because parents can't find basic information. What if it exists -- often on her own Web site?

Tough Questions for Transfer Students

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Researchers find that the quality of lower division courses may have more impact than students realize.

Ph.D.'s in Debt

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So much for the idea that stipends pay for graduate school. As deans gathered in Washington for the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools, one topic of concern buzzing through the air was how much borrowing students must do these days.

An Outline with Few Details

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Incoming chair of House education committee addresses -- quite generally -- higher ed issues for the year ahead.

Beyond the Flagships

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U. of Texas System embraces a move to promise free tuition and fees to neediest students, with 7 of 9 universities in step so far.

A Bill from FEMA

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Some students displaced by Katrina are being asked to return portions of their disaster relief money.  

Princeton Freezes Tuition

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University makes unusual move -- and couples it with large room and board hikes. What will impact be?

Keeping (Tuition) Up With the Jones

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Princeton's freeze draws headlines, Grinnell plans hefty hike. Some think the college raising prices is going to help more students.

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