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The Payment Plan

Managing and marketing tuition installment plans for the benefit of students, families, and the institution

The cost of a college education continues to rise, despite declining consumer ability to pay for it. And with 70 percent of college students and parents agreeing that college is needed now more than ever, according to Sallie Mae’s “How America Pays for College 2012,” finding an affordable institution is key. The College Board’s annual report on “Trends in Pricing” states that the total cost of attending a four-year public university rose 6 percent in-state and, at four-year private universities, costs rose 4.4 percent in the last year.

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Texas College Tuition Up 55% Since 2003 Deregulation, Analysis Shows

Texas students are paying 55 percent more for tuition and fees at state universities a decade after lawmakers lifted restrictions on costs, putting some of Texas’ premier universities out of reach for many families, an analysis by The Dallas Morning News shows.

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CSU Board OKs Tuition Increase — Good Only If Prop. 30 Fails

Trustees vote 11 to 3 for the 5% tuition hike that would raise $58 million in 2012-13. If the Prop. 30 tax-increase measure fails, CSU faces a $250-million loss.

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Western Michigan U Board Approves Differential Tuition For Engineering Students; Expected To Generate $2.6 Million

Western Michigan University undergraduate engineering students will pay $40 more for every credit hour taken next spring.

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Financial Aid at California Colleges Hit by Scams, Officials Say

Scam artists posing as students or stealing identities from other people illegally obtained more than $770,000 in financial aid and loans via California community colleges and online schools, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

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Ferris State University Receives Second Most Funding In State For Keeping Its Tuition Increase Low

Ferris State University is getting a bigger slice of state aid for keeping its tuition increase this summer to a minimum.

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Tennessee school pays it forward with money management program for undergrads

Loan defaults decrease at Tusculum College through implementation of Inceptia’s student success analysis

In the world of federal student loan repayment, graduates have the upper hand. So do young adults well-schooled in the ways of money management.

Tusculum College in Tennessee understands that, particularly since working with the experts at Inceptia—leaders in financial education, default aversion and financial aid management services. Inceptia’s mission is to increase the financial aptitude of students, improve graduation rates and provide financial education and financial aid management services. Inceptia’s goal: 100 percent repayment of federal student loans. 

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It's Well Past Time To Slash Higher Education Subsidies (Opinion)

Each year, the federal government spends billions of dollars on tuition tax credits to encourage more students to attend college. But these tax credits have little or no effect on college enrollment, have become a ripe target for abuse, and have made it easier for universities to increase prices. It’s time to end them.

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Program Could Cut Tuition By $1,000 For Some Iowa College Students

The move would end the state's controversial 'tuition set-aside' policy.

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U Of Minnesota Offers To Freeze Tuition For New Money

The University of Minnesota is offering a tuition freeze in exchange for new money from the Legislature. University President Eric Kaler is tying increased funding for the "U' to a tuition freeze for some undergraduates.

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