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Higher Education Board approves U of Oregon tuition increase

At a meeting in Portland, members of the Higher Education Board’s Finance and Administration committee agreed to submit a budget proposal to the Oregon University System that includes 4.8 percent tuition increases across the state system and a 4.5 percent tuition increase for the University of Oregon.

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Higher ed finance bill clears Michigan senate with bipartisan support

The Michigan senate passed a higher education finance bill that includes $250 million in additional funding and a tuition freeze at the state’s public colleges and universities. The legislation also includes the “Dream Act,” which allows undocumented high school graduates to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.

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Cuts in lottery scholarships challenge Arkansas colleges

While the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery seeks to compensate for slumping sales, the state’s colleges and universities are struggling to help incoming freshmen compensate for a decrease of $2,500 in their lottery-funded scholarships.

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Students pay when Illinois stiffs community colleges

Jake Olberding enrolled at Highland Community College thinking it would be an affordable higher education option, but he’ll pay more for tuition this fall because his school is squeezed by Illinois’ $5.8 billion backlog of delinquent bills.

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Student loan problems: One third of millennials regret going to college

Here’s an indication of how burdensome student loans have become: About one-third of millennials say they would have been better off working, instead of going to college and paying tuition.

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N.Y. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand aims to jumpstart student loan refinancings with new bill

“At a time when corporations, homeowners and even local governments are refinancing at historically low interest rates and saving millions of dollars, students and families who take out loans to pay for college are getting left behind," Gillibrand said. "Ensuring that our graduates are not saddled with unmanageable debt by keeping interest rates low is just common sense."

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Fla. governor signs budget and vetoes tuition hikes

Governor Rick Scott announced Monday that he is using his line item veto power to nix a three percent tuition increase for university students.

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As college students struggle, college presidents prosper

College trustees, who are sometimes inclined to be overly generous, should ponder carefully whether big salaries and bonuses are in keeping with the mission of taxpayer-supported schools.

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Massachusetts Senate budget jeopardizes UMass tuition freeze

Budget leaders of the state Senate today unveiled a proposed operating budget for the University of Massachusetts that throws into doubt a plan by the university president to freeze student tuition and fees for the coming school year.

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Low costs lure U.S. college students abroad

Looking for a low-cost college option? Consider learning German. Patrick Finger, a high school senior from Southern California, did just that.

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