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Higher Education Needs a Financing Overhaul (Opinion)

“This hat cost me $110K.” That was the message a 2012 graduate displayed on her mortarboard at her university commencement.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal Says LSU Will Protect Health-Care Services Despite State Budget Cuts

Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday he's confident LSU's network of public hospitals and clinics will safeguard health care services, despite cuts that strip a quarter of the system's funding.

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South Florida Students Pay More For Their Education

South Florida students are scrambling to find ways to pay for ever-increasing college costs — or lowering their dreams of a higher education.

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Mixed Reviews For Wisc. Tech Schools' Request To Boost Student Aid

While lawmakers in Madison acknowledge the need to invest in Wisconsin's technical colleges, it remains to be seen if they are willing to nearly double the amount of money available for state-financed student financial aid grants in the next state budget.

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Universities Cut Costs By Narrowing Offerings

Funding cuts by cash-strapped legislatures have prompted many state universities to raise tuition, but some institutions are trying to buck the trend.

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ND Chancellor Staff Request To Get Scrutiny

The chairman of a North Dakota legislative committee that reviews higher education spending says the university system's requests for more employees are going to get tough scrutiny.

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California Student Assistants Get The Ax As Part Of Union Pay-Cut Deal

California's ongoing state budget crisis has claimed another victim: student state workers. In a few weeks the state will ax hundreds of their jobs – just as the school year gets under way.

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Nicholls State And The University Of Southeastern Louisiana Lay Off Workers

The state's public colleges and universities are absorbing a fifth round of budget cuts since 2008. In the new state budget, higher education was cut by $66 million, bringing total cuts since 2008 to $420 million.

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Proposal Has $10 Million Oil Impact Money For Colleges

A proposed budget for North Dakota's colleges includes $10 million to help ease the impact of oil development in Williston and Dickinson.

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ISU Funding Increases $360 Million Last Year, A 5 Percent Increase

Iowa State University increased outside funding to $360 million last year, though the total fell $28 million short of a record haul two years ago, according to figures released Monday by the university.

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