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Sewanee, the University of the South, Announces a Rare, Four-Year Tuition Guarantee (Blog)

The University of the South, a liberal arts college also known as Sewanee, announced Tuesday that it would guarantee a four-year rate of tuition, room and board for the class entering the university next fall. Sewanee’s board of regents set the annual tuition and fees for incoming students at $44,630, and it should hold steady through the Spring 2016 semesters for students starting in 2012, the university said.

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U of North Dakota: ‘Spirit’ Campaign Has Raised $245.5 Million So Far

The UND North Dakota Spirit campaign has raised $245.5 million toward its $300 million goal, Tim O’Keefe, UND Foundation executive director and CEO, told a gathering of UND alumni, supporters, students, faculty and staff Thursday.

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Tax Break For Students Sought In Calif. Bill

As tuition steadily climbs at California's public universities, low-income students turn to financial aid for help and high-income students to the family bank account.

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DePaul University Streamlines Telefundraising and Increases Advancement Gifts with the Help of SunGard Higher Education’s SmartCall

Since DePaul University replaced its existing telefundraising software with SunGard Higher Education’s SmartCall, the University’s advancement staff is reporting improved calling efficiency and productivity with more than a 10 percent increase in donors and gifts for the school.

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AcademicWorks Releases Innovative Scholarship Software for Colleges, Universities, and Foundations

AcademicWorks enables higher education institutions, community foundations, and private foundations to efficiently match students with relevant scholarship opportunities, manage awards, and recognize scholarship donors.

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Michigan Feels Strain Of College Costs

Analysis shows tuition in state is among the nation's most expensive

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Top 10 Resource Wasters

A hit list for reducing work for students and financial aid staff

Given federal and state regulations­, especially now, there are many policies and procedures related to applying for, awarding, and disbursing aid that can’t be avoided. Still, in our travels, we often see aid offices making unnecessary extra work for themselves or students by clinging to outdated procedures or implementing policies for the entire student body because of concerns that impact only a select few. Scannell & Kurz has compiled this “hit list” of time—and money—wasting policies and procedures that should be reconsidered:

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