04 avril 2016

University bosses agree on new tuition fee model

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenya’s public universities have agreed on a new tuition fee model that will see students pay fees based on the courses they undertake. This ends years of haggling over a differentiated unit cost system, which vice-chancellors said last week would promote equity in the funding of public institutions. Read more...

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Why the US Free Tuition Debate is Different

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Free tuition is a growing political issue in the United States.  Most of the free tuition plans out there (for instance in Tennessee and Oregon) are effectively variations of what was recently introduced in Ontario – that is, a re-packaging of student aid so that some students pay “net zero” in college – or at least community colleges.  The plan President Obama has presented to Congress over the past twelve months or so seems to be a bit more expansive – that is, actual zero-tuition for two years of community colleges rather than just a re-jigging of aid. More...

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The Cultural Aspect of “Affordability”

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. In tuition policy circles, there are a lot of “grass is greener” perspectives: that is, people arguing about affordability based on foreign examples of either high or low tuition.  But one of the problems with looking at “affordability” of higher education in cross-national contexts is that affordability is a matter of perspective. More...

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01 avril 2016

SUNY faces fight over more tuition hikes

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Kelsey Ryan, a senior at SUNY New Paltz, has seen her tuition rise $1,200 during her four years in college. More...

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Budget problems driving state universities away from flat in-state tuition

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. It used to be easy for Pennsylvanians to know what tuition cost them at any of the 14 state-owned universities. After all, those schools charged one base in-state undergraduate rate, set once a year in Harrisburg. More...

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Higher education bill would add millions, freeze tuition and fees

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. State legislators will be asked to consider a bill that would add millions to the higher education system and freeze tuition and fees in an effort to broaden educational opportunities. More...

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State officials probe climbing tuition rates at public Texas universities

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. State leaders are still waiting on top officials from Texas public universities to respond to a series of inquiries into why tuition rates continue to climb. More...

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31 mars 2016

Detroit makes community college free

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Detroit high schoolers just got a free ticket to community college.
Starting this year, any graduating high school senior who is accepted to one of Detroit's five community colleges won't have to pay a dime for tuition. More...

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Tuition fees give England universities surplus worth £1.8bn

The Guardian homeBy. First full cohort paying £9,000 fee bolsters balances while Open University has £7m deficit due to fewer part-time students. More...

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Tuition fees 'have led to surge in students seeking counselling'

The Guardian homeBy. A surge in the number of students at top universities using mental health services is due in part to the hike in tuition fees to £9,000, campaigners have said, adding that financial stress is linked to anxiety and depression. More...

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