College costs/prices

What Are Freshmen Thinking?

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Annual survey of first-year students considers money and politics (among other topics): Students are looking for jobs and leaning left.

Evidence of the Tuition Bubble

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Poll suggests that public concern about rising college prices is accelerating, even as citizens increasingly recognize necessity of a higher education.

Students Help Students Study Abroad

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Monies for overseas education can be meager. At some colleges, student fees of $5 to $14 are providing a significant pool of aid.

The Buzz and Spin on 3-Year Degrees

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Idea of shaving a year off of college completion time gains attention. Some see ideal way to cut costs for students and institutions, others see a gimmick, and -- to date -- students haven't embraced it.

'Mission and Money' in Higher Ed

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Even before the economic collapse, colleges have been going through intense debates about how they should be financed and what missions they should hold onto -- and which they should revamp. A new book from Cambridge University Press, Mission and Money: Understanding the University, explores these issues. The authors are Burton A. Weisbrod, the John Evans Professor of Economics at Northwestern University; Jeffrey P.

Competing With Publics on Price

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Two private colleges create or expand programs that lower tuition for students who are admitted to local state universities.

Why Some of the Best and Brightest Skip College

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Study finds that steep price and perceived unavailability of financial aid are the overwhelming reasons some college-qualified high school students don't enroll.

The Summer Swarm

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Community colleges and for-profit universities are seeing expected enrollment increases due to the down economy, but students are flocking to many four-year colleges this summer, too -- and finding friendlier aid policies at some institutions.

A No-Risk Tuition Increase?

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With a projected $700 million cut on the horizon, California's community colleges could increase tuition with no impact on most students, new report says.

Favors for Northern Neighbors

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In effort to fill empty seats, some community colleges in northern border states offer in-state tuition to Canadian residents.

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