Wounded already by budget cuts, 26 states are wrestling with midyear shortfalls that often require quick and undesirable solutions.
Institutions worked to maintain enrollment through increased aid and lower tuition increases, but net tuition and fee revenues are expected to fall on many campuses, Moody's reports.
In a day of soul searching at TIAA-CREF's higher ed conference, college leaders wrestle with what lies ahead. A mix of optimism and fear ensues.
College leaders at TIAA-CREF conference say reforms are crucial for future of higher ed, but acknowledge they've been saying that for years with little change.
When pressing students to pay $1,000 surcharge, Wisconsin-Madison promised them a say in how money would be spent. That's made hike easier to swallow.
Mayor pushes 1 percent tax on tuition, stirring up anger at the city's colleges and worries elsewhere that other localities might try similar approaches.
Are the protests in California the start of a new national movement for access and affordability?
A handful of private colleges see bond ratings improve during the financial crisis, crediting conservative budgeting and building reserves.
Fort Hays State is using federal economic recovery funds to pay $5 per credit for every grade of C or higher.
Presidents of liberal arts colleges share views on how the economic downturn has changed their financial decisions and all-important admissions strategies.
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