College costs/prices

Who Should Be Ashamed?

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Congress is jazzed about plan to embarrass colleges with above-average tuition increases. But will the "watch list" identify profligate spenders -- or discriminate against colleges with working class students?

Inviting States to Innovate

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Higher education reform project to distribute more than $10 million to coalitions of political, education and business leaders who craft plans to increase college productivity.

A Big Tuition Hike ... Requested by Students

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Augustana College plans to up charges substantially and create grants for juniors and seniors to use for educational experiences they might not otherwise have.

A College Cuts Tuition -- and Ends Haggling

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Blackburn announces 15% reduction, but by also ending bargaining with students and their families, the institution's bottom line won't change.

In the Dark on Aid Changes

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Despite headlines and talk among college leaders, few students are aware of the dramatic shifts in some institutions' policies, poll finds.

House Bill Would Alter College Cost Provisions

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Reworked Higher Ed Act legislation would limit scrutiny to 5 percent of colleges that raise tuition price the most, but ramp up other reporting requirements.

Call to Arms for Private Colleges

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In an address to fellow presidents about the future of higher education, MIT's leader says "our story isn’t well understood by Congress or the public."

'Most Expensive' College Takes Steps Not to Be

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If any college in the country had an incentive to respond to the growing pressure from politicians to make higher education more affordable, it might be George Washington University, which Forbes recently characterized as "the most expensive four-year university in the U.S. (and most likely the world)."

Different Sides of the Cost Conversation

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A panel of college leaders and outside experts responds to, among other topics, recent financial aid initiatives by elite private institutions.

Good Years Before the Bad

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Annual analysis of state and local support finds healthy increase for fiscal 2007, but long-term rise in reliance on tuition.


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