26 novembre 2017

Students will suffer if Australia and New Zealand change tertiary fee agreement

The ConversationThe proposed tertiary funding reform suggests a division of students into three tiers: citizens (tier one), permanent residents and NZ special category visa holders (tier two), and international students (tier three). Under the new policy, students in all tiers would see their tuition fee increase. More...

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Fee increases still on the table after Senate committee reports on higher education changes

The ConversationOn Wednesday, a Senate committee reported on the government’s proposed changes to higher education.
Though more moderate than the 2014 version, the new higher education package represents groundhog day for the major political parties. More...

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24 novembre 2017

Report: Boosting Quality More Effective Than Tuition Cuts

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A newly released paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that spending on improved educational quality is more effective for degree attainment than using the same funds to cut the cost of tuition. More...

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Calif. 2-Year System Renames Fee Waiver as Promise Program

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The California Community Colleges announced Tuesday that the Board of Governors Fee Waiver program, which nearly half of the system's 2.1 million students with free tuition, would be renamed the California College Promise Grant. More...

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Public Colleges Expected to Feel Tuition Pressure

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Private colleges and universities are expected to grow tuition revenue faster than public institutions in 2018, breaking from recent trends, according to an annual survey of colleges rated by Moody’s Investors Service. Median net tuition revenue growth at surveyed private universities is expected to notch 2.4 percent. Median net tuition growth at public universities is only expected to come in at 2 percent. More...

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A Lack of Tuition Strategy

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. States lack coordination and clarity, according to survey finding more than two-thirds of respondents reported no unified approach to address affordability. More...

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Net Price Keeps Creeping Up

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Tuition and fees increased by less than 2 percent between 2016-17 and 2017-18 after adjusting for inflation, according to new College Board reports released Wednesday. The reports, “Trends in Student Aid” and “Trends in College Pricing,” are released annually, showing both short-term changes and trends over longer periods of time. More...

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Colorado-Boulder Ending Course Fees

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Students currently pay tuition, mandatory fees for services and course-related fees for certain classes. They will continue to pay tuition and mandatory fees, but the university is ending the practice of charging extra course-related fees. More...

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‘Taxing a Coupon’

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate students and higher education experts warn GOP plan to tax tuition waivers would be disastrous to both students’ finances and institutions’ teaching and research missions. More...

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23 novembre 2017

Simpson Covers Tuition for Low-Income Families

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Simpson College, a private institution in Iowa, announced Monday that it will cover tuition for all students from families with annual incomes that don't exceed $60,000. Many wealthy private institutions have such policies, but they are less common for institutions that have small endowments. More...

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