Taking Up the Challenge

How to accomplish the president’s demand to stifle rising college costs

President Obama put the rising cost of a college degree in the national spotlight during his State of the Union address January 24. Colleges and universities can take up the president’s challenge to keep tuition costs down by investing in programs, teaching methodologies, services, and support that are proven through a rigorous controlled study to have a positive impact on student outcomes.

Universities Ask Pa. House To Reject More Aid Cuts

Leaders of Penn State, Pitt and Temple warned the state House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday not to go along with Gov. Tom Corbett's second straight proposal for deep cuts in state aid to the universities, suggesting that the in-state students who could least afford it would be hurt the most.

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House Spending Cut Would Result In Tuition Increase, Regents Say

Two members of the Iowa Board of Regents Friday warned that spending cuts being debated in the Legislature could lead to another tuition increase.

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UF, FSU would set tuition rates under new bill

The legislation would let top-tier research universities set higher ‘market rate’ tuition, but the way the bill is written, only UF and FSU would qualify.

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U Of Washington Students Give Regents An Earful On Tuition Woes

About 100 students told the University of Washington's Board of Regents Wednesday of their struggle with rising tuition and fees.

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Texas A&M President Wants 4 Percent Tuition Raise

Texas A&M officials are proposing an almost 4 percent tuition hike for the upcoming school year.

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Burden Of College Costs Falling More And More On Students

Everyone at Pennsylvania's public colleges is asking the question, although they're terrified of the answer: What happens if Gov. Corbett continues to slash funding for higher education?

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Push To Rein In Tuition Rolling Out

President Obama is expected to use his budget unveiling today to flesh out his threat last month to curb runaway college tuition increases - potentially by withholding federal student aid from those colleges that fail to keep prices down.

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Cost-Cutting Hurts U Of Wisconsin System's Quality, Administrators Say

Cost-cutting at Wisconsin's public universities may soon cut into the quality of education provided, university administrators warned Thursday.

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State Colleges In Fla. Fear They're Becoming Unaffordable

Florida's cheapest colleges aren't feeling so affordable to many students any more.

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