Economy

State Asks Institutions To Help Students Deal With High Cost Of College

The number of people who have defaulted on federal student loans in Indiana increased 35 percent over the last three years.

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Budget Cuts Hit Calif. Community Colleges Hard

Nearly a half million students have been shut out of California community colleges since 2008 - a 17 percent drop in enrollment - as budget cuts have forced schools to limit the number of courses they can offer, a new survey of the campuses shows.

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UT-Pan American President Pledges to Give Bonuses Away

University of Texas-Pan American President Robert Nelsen won’t be participating in the University of Texas System’s new incentive pay plan — at least, he won't directly benefit from the plan.

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Tension Precedes What Many Hope Is ‘Equitable, Fair Methodology’ For Funding Higher Education

In the ongoing debate over whether universities and colleges in Southern Nevada are getting short shrift at budget time comes this question: Who can be trusted to come up with a fair and equitable funding formula, a consultant hired by the chancellor or one retained by the Legislature?

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Los Angeles College Students Face More Crowds, Fewer Classes

Students on Los Angeles campuses struggle with trying to get needed classes, or any at all, as state budget cuts continue to take their toll on the community college system.

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Fees Boost College Cost In St. Louis Region

When prospective students tour the University of Missouri-St. Louis, they invariably ask to see the gym or recreation center. And that makes the tour guides cringe just a little.

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Proposed Pension Changes Would Save Grand Rapids Community College $1.3 Million

Proposed changes to Michigan’s school employee retirement benefit system will save Grand Rapids Community College approximately $1.3 million this year, administrators said.

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Los Angeles Colleges Resume $6-Billion Campus Building Projects

The L.A. Community College District had imposed a moratorium to examine whether campuses had sufficient funding to support a planned 60% increase in new facilities, particularly in light of severe state cuts.

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Berkeley Private Donations Make It Happen

Despite years of cuts in state funding, UC Berkeley is at the top of its game - ranked among the best universities in the world, glowing with research, and expanding options for undergraduates - all thanks to more private money, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau said Thursday as classes resumed for nearly 36,000 students.

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