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Florida May Reduce Tuition for Select Majors

Rick Scott, businessman turned politician, campaigned for governor in 2010 with promises to run Florida like a successful business — more efficiency, lower costs, less hand-wringing and measurable results. He meant higher education, too, but until recently that meant mostly shrinking budgets. Now, looking for more value on the remaining dollars, Governor Scott and Republican lawmakers are prodding Florida's 12 state universities to find ways to steer students toward majors that are in demand in the job market.

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Guaranteed Education Tuition Worries Could Block U of Washington From Varying Tuition Rates

A legislative committee is expected to recommend against allowing the University of Washington to charge different tuition rates for different programs.

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To Steer Students Toward Jobs, Florida May Cut Tuition for Select Majors

Rick Scott, businessman turned politician, campaigned for governor in 2010 with promises to run Florida like a successful business — more efficiency, lower costs, less hand-wringing and measurable results.

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N.J. College Students Worried About Tuition In Hurricane Sandy's Wake, Officials Say

New Jersey college students affected by Hurricane Sandy fear they may not be able to afford tuition payments due in January, school officials told the state Assembly Higher Education Committee this morning.

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Affordability in Higher Education Is Achievable (Opinion)

In today's world, it is incumbent for universities and colleges to become more creative and avoid complacency while considering affordability for today's student population.

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Commission Recommends Increase In State College Aid

Citing swelling numbers of Wisconsin college students who are eligible for state aid, but denied because of limited state funding, the University of Wisconsin System, the state association for independent colleges, the state technical college system and the College of Menominee Nation jointly endorsed a commission finding Tuesday calling for increased college aid in the next state budget.

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Fla. University Leaders Want To Avoid Tuition Hike

State university presidents and student government leaders are offering Florida lawmakers a deal in exchange for not raising tuition next year.

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Understanding Your Three-Year Cohort Default Rate

Schools can learn more about their three-year student loan cohort default rates by: understanding the default rate calculation, anticipating default rate implications, assembling the right team of stakeholders to address default rates, examining and understanding borrower characteristics and creating and implementing the best plan of action.

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Protecting Your Institution from the Student Debt Problem

With the nation's student debt passing $1 trillion, those questioning the cost and value of higher education are getting more attention in the mainstream media. Has your institution felt pressure to justify its tuition? Have you seen admission and retention numbers drop? The issue of student debt isn't going away, but there are ways to minimize its impact on your institution.

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Scott's $10,000 Tuition Proposal Questioned by Education Leader

Gov. Rick Scott's call for state colleges to offer a cheaper four-year degree follows years of steep budget cuts to Florida's higher education system, leading one top state education official to say the goal cannot be achieved without sacrificing education quality.

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