Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 10:48am
The Minnesota legislature is focusing nearly $3 billion in higher education funding on keeping college costs as low as possible. The House and Senate budget bills unveiled Monday would send more money to the state's grant program for financial aid and give public colleges and universities millions of dollars dedicated to freezing tuition rates for the next two years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 10:21am
Worldwide, there are about 1.5 billion children eligible for primary education and 650 million students eligible for higher education. What if we could effectively educate each student for just $1,000 a year? It would be an achievement greater than the $100 tablet computer (soon to be on the market) and would make education accessible to almost anyone.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 10:09am
Student financial aid administrators, policymakers, and the general public have all expressed increasing concern about student loans, debt levels, and rising default rates, which coincide with worries about college costs, affordability, and transparency. That’s why NASFAA, the association representing nearly 20,000 financial aid professionals from all sectors of higher education, convened a task force in 2012 to study this issue and make recommendations for improvement.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 8:20pm
Utah lawmakers moved one step closer Monday to passing a measure that would help fill a revenue gap left by an unprecedented exodus of students on Mormon missions by allowing public colleges and universities to offer in-state tuition to high-performing students from other states.
California, Texas, and Florida tend to be bellwether states for education because of their sheer size. So recent legislation proposed in California should have an interesting effect on the $10,000-degree movement. In January, Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Marysville proposed legislation to make it possible for students to get a degree from the California State University system through closer coordination between high schools, community colleges, and CSU. He later proposed a companion bill for $20,000 degrees from the University of California system.