26 octobre 2018

Grants More Than Offset Soaring University Tuition

Grants More Than Offset Soaring University Tuition
The gist of this article is that university tuitions are set in such a way as to maximize grants, and that the increased tuition rates are more than offset by student aid programs. "It is a shell game, pure and simple," says King Alexander, president of Murray State University in Kentucky. But other writers are critizing the study on which the article is based. "The analysis doesn't include the more than 20 percent increase in average tuition rates for 2003 and 2004," argues Stan Jones, Indiana's higher-education commissioner. More...

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22 octobre 2018

FEF: calling for financial reforms in Higher Education

Screenshot-2018-5-3 NewsDuring the previous year (2017), the Federation of the French-speaking students in Belgium (FEF) issued a series of surveys aimed at the students in our country. The results of those surveys, show that more and more students are struggling to pay for their studies and do often require external help: the requests in school and university grants have increased by 6% for the past 6 years, beneficiaries of financial help from the public social welfare centres were multiplied by 6 between 2002 and 2016, and a quarter of the students needed to work so they could afford the study fees. More...

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01 octobre 2018

Targeted Tuition Fees: Is means-testing the answer?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The UK’s Higher Education Policy Institute and Canada’s Higher Education Strategy Associates are jointly publishing a new research paper on charging people from poorer backgrounds less for higher education. Targeted Tuition Fees: Is means-testing the answer? by Alex Usher and Robert Burroughs is being simultaneously published in the UK and Canada. More...

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30 septembre 2018

Forcing N.J. universities to come clean on all their hidden fees

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College costs can be formidable, and families often get sticker shock when they realize they haven’t accounted for the many fees a school can apply. With technology, labs, books, parking, health insurance and other fees, the price of extras can reach as high as an additional $3,000. More...

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Elmira College will lower tuition costs

University Business Magazine logoStarting with the 2019-2020 academic year, Elmira College will reset its tuition and fees from the current $41,900 to $35,400 for all new and returning full-time undergraduate students, a 15 percent decrease. More...

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29 septembre 2018

Stephens College lowers maximum tuition to make programs more attractive

University Business Magazine logoSome students who attend Stephens College next year will have lower tuition costs. More...

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In race for students, colleges offer to match tuition at rival schools

University Business Magazine logoEscalating the heated battle for students, some private colleges are offering to match public in-state tuition. More...

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Could means-tested fees help poorer students get into university?

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianThe government is reviewing the future of tuition fees. Lowering costs for low-income students could be the answer. More...

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25 septembre 2018

Bucking the 'Prestige Pricing' Trend

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. St. John's College plans to reduce tuition and use donations to make up for lost revenue under a new funding model designed to make the college more affordable and accessible. More...

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24 septembre 2018

‘Misled’ parents call for lower private university fees

By Tunde Fatunde. Since the advent of private universities in Nigeria in 1999 – most of which are faith-based – there have been calls for them to reduce their fees which are several times higher than public universities. Leading these calls are those church members whose investments of time and money made possible the establishment of such institutions in the first place. More...

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