13 septembre 2016

Response to Prime Minister’s education and tuition fees proposals

Universities UKResponding to the proposals in the Prime Minister's speech, Dame Julia Goodfellow, President of Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent, said: "Universities already work closely with schools and colleges to raise aspirations and attainment. This ranges from outreach programmes and summer schools, to curriculum improvement, working with teachers, and providing information on progression to higher education. More...

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12 septembre 2016

Alliance partners fight over prospect of student fee rise

A public relations spat has broken out between the African National Congress Youth League and its youth alliance partner in the South African Communist Party against the backdrop of rising tension at universities over the prospect of fee increases, writes Bekezela Phakathi for BDLive. Read more...

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11 septembre 2016

22 Universities have come out against fee deregulation

By Jeannie Rea. NTEU branches are seeking clarification of their Vice Chancellors’ and University Councils’ positions. Subsequent to the failure of the Coalition to get their unfair and unsustainable higher education package through the Senate, universities have expressed a variety of opinions on undergraduate domestic fee deregulation. However, outright opposition is a firmer stance. More...

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06 septembre 2016

Top academic warns against a second 0% fee increase

Professor Jonathan Jansen has warned that another 0% fee increase for tertiary institutions will be a death knell for universities, writes Lauren Kansley for the Mail & Guardian. Read more...

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31 août 2016

Private colleges up tuition discounts

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Despite the annual sticker price shock, many students and their families are receiving tuition discounts at private colleges. More...

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Over 60% of Americans back tuition-free college

University Business LogoSubmitted by Matt Zalaznick. Tuition and fees at a four-year public university averaged $9,410 this past academic year. Now a majority of Americans want to cut that price down to zero. More...

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30 août 2016

Employees sue four more universities over retirement plan fees

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. More leading universities have been sued on claims that their retirement plans charged employees excessive fees, following a series of similar suits filed earlier this week. More...

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Tuition is now a useless concept in higher education

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Ray Bendici. If Congress wanted to make an actual difference regarding the rising cost of college, and to give universities and colleges a fighting chance to solve this problem, it would strip from the Higher Education Act the requirement that colleges publish a “tuition” number. The figure is as good as useless now. More...

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NB tuition program for lower income families violates charter rights: lawyer

CTV.caA lawyer in New Brunswick says he's filing a constitutional challenge against a provincial program that provides bursaries to university and college students from lower income families. More...

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29 août 2016

En Angleterre, la hausse des frais de scolarité éloigne les plus modestes de l’université

Par Figaro Etudiant. L’augmentation récente des frais de scolarité à 9.000 livres par an a fait chuter le nombre d’entrants issus des écoles publiques, et soulève encore et toujours de nombreuses critiques politiques et étudiantes. Suite...

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