State policy

Merit Aid on the Defensive (Publicly)

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Panelists at meeting of college presidents overwhelmingly criticize the practice, though studies show it has been on the upswing.

An In-State Tuition Debate

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State by state, leaders consider the thorny question of whether students living there illegally should pay in-state fees.

A U.S. News Effect on College Funding?

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Academic paper finds that public universities included in the annual rankings saw an increase in state appropriations.

California's Low Tuition Model Questioned

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As most of American higher education has over time abandoned the idea that the best way to ensure access to college is by keeping tuitions low, California has clung to the principle as it was laid out in the state's 1960 master plan for higher education. To this day, students at its community colleges pay by far the country's lowest "fees" (a phrase the state uses in lieu of tuition).

Rebound in Higher Ed Support

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Constant state and local dollars for public colleges rose in 2006, but five-year picture points to underlying financial problems.

Largess for Louisiana's Colleges

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Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco on Thursday proposed pouring more than $200 million in new funds into the state's public higher education system in 2008, part of what she called "the single largest increased investment in education in Louisiana's recent history."

Who Controls Textbook Choices?

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U. of North Carolina may adopt systemwide rules limiting faculty options. Students like the idea, but some professors don't.

Paying by the Program

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Public institutions nationwide are increasingly varying undergraduate tuition rates by major.

Fighting to Keep a Medical Center Public

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SUNY faculty union files suit to block a privatization plan.

Going After 'Double Dippers'

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It's an oddity of Alabama's governance structure that a college administrator who serves below the president could be in a position to direct funds to the institution and its leaders -- his or her bosses. In other words, the state allows employees of colleges and other public entities to also serve in government -- creating what has long been a sticky situation.


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