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Higher Education Budgets Target Minnesota Tuition Costs

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.

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Reducing the Cost of Retention at Valdosta State University

It costs much more to recruit new students than to keep the ones you have, which is why retention is so important to colleges and universities. With a 67 percent one-year retention rate costing $6.5 million in lost revenue annually, Valdosta State University (Ga.) officials knew they had to act. The problem was data that could have helped identify remedies were sorely lacking, and what little information the institution possessed was difficult to access and analyze.

Wanted: The $1,000-a-Year Education

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.

Improving Postsecondary Education Through the Budget Process

This National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) project and report, supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents both the current landscape of state higher education finance and opportunities for improving it—from the perspective of state budget officers.

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Gear Up Now for Financial Aid Appeals

Financial aid appeals have been a regular part of the aid awarding landscape for some time now, but the way institutions respond to appeals varies widely. How your own institution responds can affect enrollment, net tuition revenue, and your school’s reputation in the marketplace.

Making Banking Partnerships Work

Done right, bank card partnerships are a win-win. For students and families, the cards are a simple way to make sure that cash is available when needed. Schools continue to earn revenue from banks and, in some cases, receive incentives to outsource various financial and administrative functions, saving operating costs. But, as the saying goes, with any contract, the devil can be in the details.

Seven Common Investment Mistakes of Trustees

There are seven areas of oversight that trustees of higher education institutions should consider as fiduciaries. Mistakes in any of these areas can negatively impact the expected growth and risk profile of the portfolio, and in turn, the institution’s financial well-being.

Seven Common Investment Mistakes of Trustees

There are seven areas of oversight that trustees of higher education institutions should consider as fiduciaries. Mistakes in any of these areas can negatively impact the expected growth and risk profile of the portfolio, and in turn, the institution’s financial well-being.

There are seven areas of oversight that trustees of higher education institutions should consider as fiduciaries. Mistakes in any of these areas can negatively impact the expected growth and risk profile of the portfolio, and in turn, the institution’s financial well-being.

Mistake #1: Not Tracking Total Investment Portfolio Performance

Lawmakers Propose Reforms to Higher Education Financial Aid

Legislation approved by the Indiana House of Representatives will create baseline scholarships while providing bonuses for achieving at least a 3.0 GPA and graduating in four years or less.

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University Intellectual Property: a Source of Finance and Impact

Among the many texts that have been published recently on the topic of intellectual property exploitation, this books stands out for its focus on innovations developed within universities. Graham Richards, the editor and principal author, writes from experience as a prominent academic, serial inventor and company director.

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