07 septembre 2014

The Economic Price of Colleges’ Failures

The New York TimesBy . Four years ago, the sociologists Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa dropped a bomb on American higher education. Their groundbreaking book, “Academically Adrift,” found that many students experience “limited or no learning” in college. Today, they released a follow-up study, tracking the same students for two years after graduation, into the workplace, adult relationships and civic life. The results suggest that recent college graduates who are struggling to start careers are being hamstrung by their lack of learning. More...

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06 septembre 2014

Cheapest universities for insurance: some pay £1,000 more

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . Students in London are lumbered with £1,000 more in insurance costs than the cheapest university locations to insure contents and cars, according to research. Read more...

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31 août 2014

Anticipating Cost Hikes

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Institutions say complying with the Affordable Care Act has caused them to pass on some costs to employees, according to a new survey from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. Read more...

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26 août 2014

Survey: Kids off base on school costs

The Chronicle HeraldBy Alexandra Bosanac. Students often fail to account for post-secondary costs beyond tuition — researcher. Post-secondary students grossly underestimate the cost of school, not to mention how much support they’ll need from their parents, a new survey shows.
The online poll, conducted in July for CIBC, found that 67 per cent of parents were willing to pay for two-thirds of their children’s post-secondary education while, on average, their kids believed their parents were footing only a third of the bill. More...

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23 août 2014

Pricing students out of an education

Fairfax TimesThe cost of a college education in Virginia is going up … again.
According to the State Council of Higher Education, undergraduates at the state’s public four-year universities will pay 5.2 percent more in tuition and mandatory fees in 2015 than they did a year ago. This year’s increase is up from 4.3 percent last year and 4.1 in the 2012-2013 academic year. Between 2008 and 2012, state tuition increases averaged 8.4 percent, with a high-water mark of 10.6 percent in 2011. More...

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HEFCE welcomes streamlined TRAC Guidance (Transparent Approach to Costing)

HEFCE logoHEFCE welcomes the new streamlined guidance for the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) published by the TRAC Development Group (TDG). This will apply for reporting from the academic year 2014-15 onwards.
See the new TRAC Guidance. More...

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16 août 2014

Studying in London comes at a price

By . Cost of living in student accommodation in capital revealed. International students are paying an average of £752 a month for privately rented accommodation in London, according to an online room booking service, illustrating the continuing demand for study in the capital in spite of “historically high” expenses. More...

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04 août 2014

How the Government Exaggerates the Cost of College

New York TimesBy David Leonhardt. The government’s official statistic for college-tuition inflation has become somewhat infamous. It appears frequently in the news media, and policy makers lament what it shows. No wonder: College tuition and fees have risen an astounding 107 percent since 1992, even after adjusting for economywide inflation, according to the measureRead more...

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College Cost Isn't Poor Students' Big Problem

Bloomberg ViewBy . To judge by this summer's banner policy proposals, the most important question for higher-education reform right now is giving students easier access to loans. But evidence from Canada suggests those changes won't address the greater need: Getting more kids from poor families into college, the key to moving up in an increasingly unequal society. In research published last year, a team of American and Canadian economists compared the connection between family income and college or university attendance in the two countries. More...

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27 juillet 2014

Young scientists worried by rising cost of study

By . Young people visiting London for an international science forum have aired concerns about the cost of a university education in the UK. More...

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