College costs/prices

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.

Tuition Runs Out Today

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Albright College raises awareness of the true cost of education by citing role of donors in subsidizing a third of the academic year.

Tilting Toward Need-Based Aid

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With expected family contributions slowing, George Washington U. plans to decrease merit awards.

Cost and the College Trustee

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Though charged with institutions' fiscal health, even board members lack information about where the money goes, survey finds. 

California's Low Tuition Model Questioned

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As most of American higher education has over time abandoned the idea that the best way to ensure access to college is by keeping tuitions low, California has clung to the principle as it was laid out in the state's 1960 master plan for higher education. To this day, students at its community colleges pay by far the country's lowest "fees" (a phrase the state uses in lieu of tuition).

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