Ten private U.S. colleges and state university systems announced plans on Tuesday to be more upfront about the costs of higher education, including detailing the monthly loan payments students would face after graduation.
Considerable support among business and civic leaders in Ruston and Shreveport notwithstanding, the Louisiana House of Representatives appears unwilling to yield the necessary 70 votes needed to merge Louisiana State University at Shreveport into Louisiana Tech University.
Federal officials are auditing Roxbury Community College for suspected lapses in its reporting of crimes committed on campus - the latest in a series of controversies for college president Terrence Gomes.
Americans have chosen to accept some inefficiency in return for the greater “equality of opportunity” that student aid provides. And judging by presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s quick pledge to keep offering low-interest student loans, it’s sure to stay that way.
As President Obama wrapped up a barnstorming tour of college campuses in swing states on Wednesday, Democrats and Republicans agreed that they wanted to avoid a steep increase in the student loan interest rate this summer. But the chief issue remained unsettled: how to pay the cost of doing so.