Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:22pm
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.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:05pm
Looking for a low-cost college option? Consider learning German. Patrick Finger, a high school senior from Southern California, did just that.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:05pm
Students’ access to high-demand classes should not depend on whether they can pay extra for the privilege. The legislature should reject a bill that would set up a two-tier fee system for some community college classes. State and education officials should find a better solution to the space shortage in must-have classes than letting those with more financial resources skip to the head of the line.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:47pm
A push to prevent public colleges and universities from charging student veterans out-of-state tuition took a leap forward Tuesday when Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee leaders joined the cause.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:10pm
In a vote that some lawmakers hailed as a first step toward curbing the rising costs of college, Minnesota's House passed an omnibus bill that would freeze tuition for two years at both of the state’s public higher education systems.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:25pm
There is a lot of talk right now about the future of higher education, and particularly about how student financing should be redesigned within that new future. The main driver of this interest is the nation's dramatically increasing need for talent. Two-thirds of all new jobs require a postsecondary degree or other credential, but only about 40 percent of Americans have it. As a result, the talent gap is wide.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:04pm
In the last four years, higher education in Louisiana has felt the brunt of more than $650 million in cuts. Depending on what happens in the state legislature, tuition could rise for thousands of students at universities across the state. Recently, the state's House Education Committee held a hearing on a proposed bill which would allow universities to raise tuition without legislative approval.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 2:58pm
Increasingly, it seems as though higher education doesn’t have a place for people like me or my family. You see, we are the middle people. We are middle class, with three children. But in the realm of higher education, if you are “middle,” you are at the bottom. Scholarships, grants and financial assistance abound for students who earn top grades. And rightfully so.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:38am
The Finance Committee of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, which governs four Connecticut state universities, 12 community colleges and Charter Oak State College, approved an increase in tuition and fees for the system’s nearly 100,000 students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:28am
Over the last 30 years, tuition has increased 1,120 percent; by comparison, even the "skyrocketing" cost of health care only rose 600 percent, and housing costs have gone up a paltry 375 percent.