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Published by University Business: 6/13/2012
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Business Week

Company pension contribution rules should be modified and pension insurance premiums increased to cover the cost of a one-year freeze in the 3.4 percent student loan interest rate, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid proposed. Read more>>


Ten private U.S. colleges and state university systems announced plans to be more upfront about the costs of higher education, including detailing the monthly loan payments students would face after graduation. Read more>>

SF Gate

A new study out Sunday from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni calls on the universities to eliminate low-enrollment programs or offer them jointly across campuses or online for efficiency. Read more>>


FAMU is facing a 19.8 million dollar budget cut from the state of Florida. As appropriations go down, trustees may be forced to make tuition go up. Read more>>

The Chronicle of Higher Education

In order to qualify for part of a $1.4-billion state higher education funding appropriation, Michigan institutions also will have to limit tuition increases to 4 percent or less. Read more>>

Pasadena Sun

Pasadena City College's top financial officer and a college official with a checkered work history were placed on leave this week after the Los Angeles County district attorney's office launched a campus bribery probe. Read more>>

While the state’s flagship university is cutting jobs and not filling vacant positions to help make up a budget shortfall, the closest regional university is going another direction. Read more>>

USA Today

Differential tuition is seeing a resurgence nationwide, and it's neither fair to students nor good for America's economic competitiveness. Administrators should — and can — look elsewhere to fill holes in their budgets. Read more>>

USA Today

The cost of higher education isn't one size fits all. Instructional requirements are more costly for some disciplines than for others. Course work in engineering and business, for example, comes with a much higher overhead than does a general studies curriculum. Read more>>

People Watch

Michael P. Seymour has been named Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations at University of Minnesota Duluth beginning in July 2. Read more>>


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