College costs/prices

'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.

Rent, Read and Return

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A growing number of companies are renting textbooks to college students, saying they're an alternative to sky-high price tags.

Textbook Bonanza

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News abounds about bookstores and other providers (on ground and virtual): reunification at Barnes & Noble, infusion for Academos, expansion for free textbook initiative.

Onward Christian Snowboarders

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Recruiting students with ever-increasing recreational offerings, Liberty University’s latest addition is a ski park with year-round “snow.”

Economics Lesson for Higher Ed

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When budget woes threatened access to Robert Reich's large lecture class at Berkeley, the former labor secretary proposed a less expensive model.


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