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Net Price Calculators Add Confusion To College Costs

When it comes to estimating the cost of college, sticker shock may now be replaced with sticker confusion.

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Why College Tuition Should Be Regulated (Opinion)

Tuition at Stanford University in 1980-81 was $6,285. Thirty years later, Stanford’s tuition had risen to $38,700. Tuition in 2011-12 is $40,050. If the cost of milk had grown at the same rate, a gallon of milk would now cost approximately $15.

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Obama's College Tuition Plan Will Just Prop Up Bloated Schools (Opinion)

President Obama today announced a plan that will ensure students are able to commit to higher levels of federally backed student loans.

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A Guide To Obama's Student Loan Plan

Recognizing that college students and recent graduates are facing rising tuition prices and burdensome student loan debt, President Barack Obama announced a plan that seeks to lessen the burden of paying back student loans.

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President to Ease Student Loan Burden for Low-Income Graduates

President Obama will announce new programs Wednesday to lower monthly loan payments for some students graduating next year and thereafter and to let borrowers who have a mix of direct federal loans and loans under the old Federal Family Education Loan Program consolidate them at a slightly lower interest rate.

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575 College Campuses Choose Student Aid Services’ Net Price Calculator to Provide Families Accurate Cost Estimates

Many of the more than 6,800 post-secondary schools nationwide will risk showing more expensive price tags than their actual costs this fall when prospective students and their families begin using online net price calculators (NPC).  But as many as 1,500 schools will generate more accurate estimates of eligibility for all types of financial aid, net price, and out-of-pocket costs.

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Privacy and Press Freedom Collide in University Case

It was bad enough for the University of Illinois when The Chicago Tribune’s 2009 series “Clout Goes to College” exposed the existence of a “clout list” that over five years gave hundreds of well-connected students an edge in admissions, and led to the resignations of the university president, the chancellor of the flagship Urbana-Champaign campus and most of the trustees.

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Feds To Hear Virginia Tech Appeal In December

The U.S. Department of Education has scheduled a December hearing to take up Virginia Tech's appeal of fines it received for failing to notify campus sooner during a 2007 shooting rampage in which a student killed 32 students and faculty.

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Vermont Law, Long A Holdout, Lifting Military Ban

When military recruiters begin arriving this month for the first time in more than a decade at Vermont Law School, it will have a special meaning for Alex Manning.

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Online Calculators May Help Parents, Students Estimate Real College Costs

Students applying to college this fall have a new tool to help them compare costs at various campuses. This month, so-called "net price calculators" will appear on the websites of colleges nationwide, giving students and parents an idea of how much financial aid they could receive months before a formal offer arrives.

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