14 octobre 2014

The Costs of Free

HomeBy Robert Kelchen. Several states have explored the possibility of so-called “free community college” programs, which would cover the cost of tuition and fees for recent high school graduates who meet certain other eligibility criteria. Tennessee was the first state to pass such a plan, making first-time, full-time students who file the FAFSA and complete eight hours of community service each semester eligible for two years of tuition and fee waiversRead more...

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12 octobre 2014

How much will university really cost?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Lucy Hodges. Getting a degree is expensive, so it’s important to know how you can cut costs and where to find help. Concerns about student debt are normal, but how much will university really cost?
How much you pay back for your higher education depends on how much you are earning after you leave university. More...

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05 octobre 2014

How much does your vice chancellor cost?

http://www.nteu.org.au//var/files/thumbs/a780532dd116f8da145bac8c4c7961bc_e7e2a056b6c5e8722188bac5fbb3550f_w80_.jpgBy Paul Kniest. The NTEU believes that the Australian public has the right to know how much it costs each of Australia’s public universities to remunerate their vice chancellors.   This is especially important in the current environment, because as the academic and administrative leaders of our public universities, vice-chancellors have a powerful voice in the current policy debate in relation to the deregulation of university fees and the costs shifted onto students.
The following briefing note reports the value of the highest level of remuneration paid to a senior officer  at each of Australia’s public universities as reported in their 2013 Annual reports. It does not try to answer questions like:

  • why the average remuneration of vice chancellors (about $770,000) is 50% higher than the Prime Minister’s pay and about twice that paid to Ministers?
  • why the level of remuneration for vice chancellors varies from about $445,000 at ECU to almost $1.1m at ACU?
  • why the increase in remuneration for some vice chancellors between 2012 and 2013 as well above increases in inflation or average earnings? More...

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04 octobre 2014

Saving For College: Why Degrees Cost Too Much

ForbesBy John Wasik. As I peruse glossy college brochures for my daughter, there’s one important fact missing: How much public funding for college education has eroded in recent years and escalated costs for families.
Not only are state colleges getting less support from their legislatures, private colleges are sending millions of students into debt as well. All told, student debt has breached the $1 trillion mark. Many observers say this is our latest bubble. More...

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02 octobre 2014

Further education students need to plan ahead for cost

By Drew Gough. Spend time with a financial aid officer – it’ll pay off in the long run.
Once in college or university, many options still exist. Simple decisions such as weekly budgeting and prioritizing spending are tips that Sahid says most students don’t like to hear, but need to focus on. More...

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28 septembre 2014

The Reason College Costs More Than You Think

By . Freshmen say they’ll finish in four years, but most will be paying tuition for five or six years.
When Alex Nichols started as a freshman at the University of Mississippi, he felt sure he’d earn his bachelor’s degree in four years. Five years later, and Nichols is back on the Oxford, Miss. campus for what he hopes is truly his final semester. More...

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14 septembre 2014

Cost-cutting makes sense for universities and colleges

By William Patrick Leonard. Leaders at many of the United States' tuition dependent institutions are facing unprecedented financial challenges. Without large endowments and-or ever-larger state appropriations, their institutions must now depend on tuition fee income as the primary revenue source offsetting operating costs. Read more...

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Umbrella Group Backs Unbundling

HomeBy Paul Fain. In recent years the American Council on Education has experimented with issuing credit recommendations for online courses from non-college providers, sometimes sounding more like Silicon Valley than One Dupont -- the stodgy headquarters of the higher education lobby. Read more...

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10 septembre 2014

India least expensive for foreign education, Australia costliest: HSBC

The Economic TimesIndia has emerged as the least expensive destination for foreign education, while Australia is the costliest, according to an HSBC report.
According to the report, the average annual cost including university fees and living expenditure of an undergraduate international student in India is around $5,642 per annum, while for Australia it is as high as $42,093 a year.
Indian education costs are the least among 15 countries surveyed and the costs are lesser than those in Turkey. Read more...

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07 septembre 2014

Rising college costs: Stepping back from polemics

University Business LogoBy Dennis G. Stevens. About the only thing liberals and conservatives seem to agree on is the reason for the rising cost of a college education. The only problem is that reason is dead wrong.
At a time when the gulf between liberals and conservatives seems to be wider than ever, there is one topic about which they agree: the reasons for the rising cost of a college education. Why do colleges and universities keep raising tuition, asks Timothy Noah in The New Republic? Because they can. And Allysia Finley writes in the Wall Street Journal that colleges keep raising tuition because the government continues to increase subsidies to match the rising tuition. Once again, the point seems to be that colleges and universities have been getting more expensive because they can get away with it. They don’t have to think creatively, and they don’t have to innovate. They can cater to their demanding constituencies and cling to outmoded forms of governance because the government will always bail them out. This is an attractive diagnosis of the problem, because it lends itself to easy solutions. The only problem is that it is dead wrong. There are two basic reasons for the dramatic increase in the cost of a college education: external pressures and fear.

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