26 avril 2015

Lower fees would mean different course choices, say students

By . About 40 per cent of university applicants might choose a different course if tuition fees were reduced to £6,000 a year, a new study suggests. More...

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Labour £6K fees policy ‘not incredibly sensible’, says IFS expert

By . The Labour Party’s policy to lower fees to £6,000 has been described as “not incredibly sensible” by the head of education at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who said it benefits only the highest earning graduates. More...

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SNP to back lower tuition fees in England

By . The Scottish National Party has pledged to support Labour’s proposed reduction of tuition fees in England to £6,000. More...

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24 avril 2015

States are spending slightly more on higher education. But so are families.

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By . Public colleges and universities used to depend mostly on state funding to keep their doors open, but they are increasingly relying on money from families paying ever-rising tuition.
Even though states increased higher education spending in 2014, tuition accounted for nearly half of public school revenue for the third year in a row, according to a new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. More...

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13 avril 2015

College offers tuition rebates to encourage retention

eCampus NewsBy Katie Wedell. Ohio’s Clark State Community College is taking a proactive approach to reducing the cost of education by launching a challenge program that could cut tuition up to 10 percent and surpasses new requirements laid out by lawmakers. More...

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Starbucks ups college plan to 4 years

eCampus NewsBy Bruce Horovitz. Free college tuition plan also moves to quicker tuition reimbursement model. Starbucks soon may find itself almost as famous for college diplomas as it is for java. More...

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Hiking Nova Scotia’s university tuition risky

The Chronicle HeraldBy Claire McIlveen. Higher education received an increase of only one per cent to next year’s operating funds of almost $325 million in Finance Minister Diana Whalen’s budget on Thursday. 
But the budget’s real gift to the province’s 10 universities is permission to make a one-time adjustment to tuition fees to even out fees for similar programs. More...

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University of Utah students get an explanation for their higher tuition

The Salt Lake TribuneBy Annie Knox. University of Utah students on Tuesday quizzed administrators on rising tuition, faculty raises and the school's low rate of American Indian students.
As required by state law, school officials held an information session on the 3.5 percent bump in tuition for next year, which will add $7.5 million in school revenue. More...

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12 avril 2015

The Many Meanings of Free

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. When the Community College of Philadelphia announced it was launching a tuition-free program for incoming students, the emphasis was on low-income, Pell Grant-eligible families. When Harper College in suburban Chicago made its tuition-free announcement a week earlier, it didn't have an income limit but focused on academic requirements, community service and attendance. Read more...

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Pennsylvania Governor Extracts Pledge of Tuition Freeze From State Board

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Expressing some anger at Gov. Tom Wolf’s insistence that an extra $45.3 million for the state-university system was contingent on a tuition freeze, the governing board of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education narrowly accepted the deal in a nonbinding resolution. More...

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