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Legislators Compose Latest Version Of N.J. College Restructure Plan

After a long and stormy session, state legislators cobbled together a new version of a higher education reorganization plan Monday night that supporters hope to get the through the state Legislature despite unanswered questions about its cost.

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College’s True Cost (Opinion)

The Obama administration is rightly pressing colleges to bring clarity to the often misleading and unintelligible financial aid letters that many send out to newly admitted students.

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Biden and College Presidents Talk About Paying the Bills

The Obama administration is pushing hard this week to keep the spotlight on its efforts to make college more affordable. On Tuesday, administration officials met with 10 college presidents who have agreed to include a consumer-friendly “shopping sheet” in the financial aid packages they send to incoming students.

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Bill Introduced To Reshape Higher Education In New Jersey

Gov. Christie lent guarded support to a bill introduced by Democratic legislative leaders Monday that would dramatically reshape higher education in New Jersey by drawing Rutgers-Camden closer to Rowan University and by breaking up the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Obama Ban On For-Profit College Recruiting Bonuses Upheld

The Obama administration's rule barring for-profit colleges from paying recruiters bonuses tied to the number of students they sign up was upheld by a federal appeals court.

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Paying For College: Schools Pledge To Disclose More On Education Costs

Ten private U.S. colleges and state university systems announced plans on Tuesday to be more upfront about the costs of higher education, including detailing the monthly loan payments students would face after graduation.

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Senate Committee Approves Bill Creating Commission To Study Rising College Tuition

A bipartisan bill creating a commission to study the problem of rising college tuition in New Jersey was approved by a Senate committee today.

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Proposal To Merge Louisiana Tech With LSU-Shreveport Appears Doomed

Considerable support among business and civic leaders in Ruston and Shreveport notwithstanding, the Louisiana House of Representatives appears unwilling to yield the necessary 70 votes needed to merge Louisiana State University at Shreveport into Louisiana Tech University.

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