College costs/prices

The Long Talk Continues

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.

Spoonful of Sugar

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.

All Eyes on Pittsburgh

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.

New Wave of Student Activism

Are the protests in California the start of a new national movement for access and affordability?

Upgraded in Down Economy

A handful of private colleges see bond ratings improve during the financial crisis, crediting conservative budgeting and building reserves.

Stimulus for Student Grades

Fort Hays State is using federal economic recovery funds to pay $5 per credit for every grade of C or higher.

New Realities

Presidents of liberal arts colleges share views on how the economic downturn has changed their financial decisions and all-important admissions strategies.

New Push in New York

Public higher ed leaders say governor's proposals on tuition and regulation could result in huge infusion of funds for faculty hiring and facilities.

It's Up to the Department Now

WASHINGTON — Months of negotiations on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed revisions to regulations intended to guard against abuses of the federal financial aid program ended Friday with no agreement on the most controversial issues under consideration.

Ceiling for Tuition Hikes

Middlebury, in unusual move, plans to limit future increases to no more than 1 percentage point above inflation rate.

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