05 mars 2016

Lessons from Scandinavia on the Value of Tuition Fees

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Whenever you hear somebody complaining about higher education funding in Canada, it’s usually only a matter of time before someone says “why can’t we be more like Scandinavia?”  You know, higher levels of government funding, no tuition, etc., etc.  But today let me tell you a couple of stories that may make you rethink some of your philo-Nordicism. More...

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04 mars 2016

Calif. students may receive free community college tuition

eCampus NewsOffering free tuition for more than 1 million full-time community college students is expensive, says KCRA news station. Could college really be free? Doesn’t someone have to pay for it. More...

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Credentialing, free tuition top this week’s news

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. Coursera announced it is offering 12 new project-based courses in topics from persuasive writing to computer construction. More...

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29 février 2016

10,000 Americans come to study – and mostly for free

Tuition fees at US universities have risen five-fold since 1985 and continue to rise. But German universities offer free education to everyone – including Americans, writes Rick Noack for The Washington Post. Read more...

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South Africa and the illusion of free higher education

By Patrício Langa, Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, Jens Jungblut, Nico Cloete. Demands for free higher education and other social services such as health and basic education in Africa date back to the 1960s. These demands were common across countries with diverse ideological orientations – from socialist Mozambique and Tanzania to capitalist Kenya and Uganda. Read more...

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State suspends TOPS payments to colleges, universities

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Payments to Louisiana’s colleges from the TOPS free college tuition program were put on hold Thursday because of uncertainties about the state’s budget and questions about whether the popular program could be on the chopping block. More...

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Oregon universities considering tuition increases

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Raising tuition every year has become a higher-education rite of passage, almost as predictable as graduation ceremonies. More...

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'Promise' keeps growing

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) is the latest college to join the free community college movement by kicking off a pilot program this fall to serve local students. More...

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New Jersey lawmakers seek to limit college tuition hikes

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. With the cost of college rising and graduates swimming in student debt, New Jersey lawmakers are calling for a cap on in-state tuition hikes at the state's public college and universities. More...

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28 février 2016

Plan Would Lower Tuition, Change Names at NC HBCUs

HomeLegislators in North Carolina are drafting plans that would dramatically cut tuition and change the names of some of North Carolina's public historically black colleges, The News & Observer reported. Read more...

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