College costs/prices

Textbooks, Barriers and Aid Forms

Federal advisory panel hears testimony on a range of topics relating to college access and affordability.

No Free Lunch

Study says there is a simple way to increase (or decrease) graduation rates: increase (or decrease) state appropriations.

Poor Grades for Saving

Parents have high hopes for their children earning scholarships -- and modest expectations for adding to college funds.

Statehouse Races and Higher Ed

Candidates in many of this year's 36 gubernatorial elections are campaigning on costs, access and other college issues.

Pell Grants Down, Tuition Up

Decline in key program for poor is among worrisome aid trends in annual survey on college costs, which again outpace inflation.

Recessions That Never End

Most states still haven't restored funding levels in real dollars to where they were before 2001 downturn, report says.

Textbook Report -- a New Edition

Report chides publishers for alleged role in limiting the used book market.

Turning Blue from College Costs

A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.

Spending Limits Rejected

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

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.”


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