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College Costs: $10,000 Degree Sounds Good, But, Really, It’s Not So Simple (Opinion)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has renewed his call for the state’s universities to offer bachelor’s degrees, or at least some of them, for a flat $10,000 — and he wants the Legislature to put that in a form that will carry some teeth in the world of higher education.

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Other Indiana Colleges Don't Plan To Follow IU's Tuition Freeze Plan

The day after Indiana University announced a conditional tuition freeze, other schools around the state were holding back on taking the same action — at least anytime soon.

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Private College Costs Up Again But At Slower Rate

It’s what passes for good news on college costs these days: Private colleges and universities increased tuition 3.9 percent this fall, a rate well above overall inflation but the smallest increase in at least four decades, and substantially lower than prices have been rising at public universities.

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SFUAD Cuts Tuition in Four Programs: An Interview with President Larry Hinz

Santa Fe University of Art and Design will lower tuition by 38 percent across four of its arts programs beginning in spring 2013 through spring 2014, the school announced Tuesday.

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Top US Official Says Cooperation Needed To Make College Affordable

The push to make higher education more affordable will require a collective effort from federal and state governments, colleges, and students and their families, a top US education official said Wednesday.

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Perry's Freeze On College Tuition Gets Lukewarm Response

With an eye to the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Rick Perry on Monday called for freezing tuition rates for incoming freshmen at state universities during their first four years of college.

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Seton Hall Extends Program Lowering Tuition For Top Incoming Students

Seton Hall University is extending a program that allows qualifying students to pay lower tuition rates closer to Rutgers University.

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Candidates Battle Over Higher Education

Campaigns highlight differences on financial aid.

With the 2012 election only weeks away, Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are furiously campaigning for that segment of undecided voters that could make or break their efforts.

At the top of nearly every list of voter concerns this year, of course, is the economy. And because one of the keys to growing the economy is an educated workforce, voters are anxious to hear where each candidate stands on higher education. For the most part, the discussion centers on two issues—affordability and accountability—and the differences are stark.

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College And University Council Seeks To Narrow Education Gap

Studies show that more and more Granite State residents are turning elsewhere for higher education, and the New Hampshire College and University Council is hoping to do something about it.

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Promotional Pointers

Spreading the word about your installment plan option using in-house resources? Here are some tips.
  • Emphasize the cost savings. By paying even a portion of their tuition through an installment plan now, rather than amassing larger post-college debt, families can save big.
  • Make it multichannel. Communications about the option should ideally be on-paper (mailed and posted on campus), online, via email, and by phone. 
  • Reach out often. Students and parents should hear about the payment plan option several times during both the admissions process and after enrollment—and especially when financial aid programs are explained.

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