Voters Say Yes to Proposition 30

Higher ed ballot initiatives shown support

While voters across the nation were glued to their screens last night counting electoral votes, the higher education community was holding its breath awaiting the answers on a number of important ballot initiatives, proving this year’s election was truly about more than blue and red for higher ed.

Local University Leaders Bemoan High Costs Of Attending College

The leaders of three local colleges bemoaned the high costs students pay to attend their schools, but said that liberal-arts educations will continue to be valuable.

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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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Fla. Task Force: Charge Lower Tuition In High-Demand Degree Fields

State university students seeking degrees that are highly sought by employers would get a break on tuition, but others might pay higher rates under recommendations approved Tuesday by the governor’s higher education task force.

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NACUBO Student Financial Services Benchmarking Study

The Student Financial Services (SFS) Benchmarking Initiative, sponsored by Tuition Management Systems, examines student financial services operations at a variety of institutions, including unpaid balances, accounts in collections, payment channels, refund payment methods, third-party billing, staff positions and training hours, and financial services operating budget per FTE student.

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More Applications NOT a Good Thing?

Enrollment management consultant Jennifer Wick joins Kathy Kurz in discussing the risks of increasing applications when your office is not prepared.

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Safety Net or Windfall?

In his 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama argued that high college tuition was an untenable burden for the middle class, and that by reducing payments to 10 percent of a borrower's income and providing loan forgiveness after 20 years of payments, lawmakers could provide borrowers with relief. This report examines changes to income-based repayment for federal student loans.

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Ex-Soldier Seeks Change In How U of North Carolina Treats Veterans

A veteran of the war in Iraq who says she was denied in-state tuition when she applied to a school in the University of North Carolina system wants its leaders to change the way student veterans are handled.

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U. Of Chicago Targets City Students

The University of Chicago pledged Monday to eliminate loans from the financial aid packages it offers incoming students from Chicago, the centerpiece of a new initiative aimed at helping high school students across the city succeed in college.

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