Economy

RI Freezes Tuition, Fees At 3 Public Colleges

The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education has voted to freeze tuition and fees at the state's three public colleges for 2013-2014.

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State College Funding Turns on Definition of "Provide"

The Texas Constitution says the state will “provide for the maintenance, support and direction of a University of the first class.”

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On Campus: UW To Pay $167K To Identify/Recruit Chancellor Candidates

UW-Madison will pay a search firm about $167,000 plus additional expenses to help the university identify and recruit candidates to be its next chancellor, according to a contract obtained by the State Journal.

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Indiana Colleges See Slow Rebound In Endowments

Indiana college endowments are making a long climb back from the recession, but the recovery has been slow and frustrating for schools facing budget cuts and pressure to limit tuition increases and provide more financial aid.

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Failing Financial Investments Has Calvin College Eyeing Program Cuts

A series of faltering investments has Calvin College facing a budget shortfall by 2017, a scenario administrators expect to remedy by selling real estate holdings, eliminating academic programs and services, and reducing spending.

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Delgado Chancellor Announces Spending, Hiring Freezes To Lower $13 Million Deficit

Facing a $13 million deficit and an 11 percent drop in enrollment, Delgado Community College Chancellor Monty Sullivan on Tuesday announced freezes on travel, spending and non-essential hiring in an attempt to balance the budget. No pay cuts are planned, he said in an interview, but buyout packages to encourage early retirement are being considered.

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Budget Cuts Alarm Higher Education Chief

Budget cuts may force West Virginia colleges and universities to significantly raise student tuition, eliminate certain degree programs, lose key professors, furlough staff and reduce salaries, according to a letter from the head of the state's higher education system to state budget officials.

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