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2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

Reduction Comes after Panel Hiked Tuition by 23 Percent

to about $15,000 this school year, which officials say was due in part to the skyrocketing cost of doing business in the oil patch and a 40 percent staff turnover. College officials also are worried about maintaining the school’s bond rating, which was recently downgraded, and beefing up its limited cash reserves.
2015 August 24 - 08:51 pm

Financial Literacy Now Part Of Classroom Instruction

“We’re not just about hair, skin and nails,” said Len Melvin, marketing director for Hays Academy of Hair Design, which has operations in Hays and Salina. “Topics we go over include student loans, what kind of loans there are, what their repayment schedule will be — and how to set up a budget around that.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Average Hike is 4 Percent; More State Funding Increase Helps Hold Down Rate of Increase

Six colleges aren’t raising prices, including Meridian Community College, which will hold steady at $2,314 a year. East Central Community College, which is raising charges by less than 1 percent, will still have the lowest tuition in the state at $2,230 after imposing a $20-a-year.
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

$17.8 Million NIH Grant Will Provide Research Opportunities for Students

“We encourage faculty research at our partner schools so they can carry out important research,” said Judith Van Houten the director of the network, which does research in genetics and other scientific fields. “We want the partner schools to carry out publishable, competitive research.
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

Increases at Colleges and Universities Among Lowest in 20 Years

Last fall, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission recommended tuition increases between 0 and 4 percent if dollars were provided in the state budget this year for the higher education funding formula, which allocates funds based on a variety of metrics to encourage student success through outcomes, like graduation and retention.
2015 May 13 - 02:44 pm

Campuses Would Get Authority To Increase Tuition and Fees

“Money is extinct. It’s not even there at the campuses. But all of us know how important our universities, our community and technical college system are to the future of our state,” said Rep. Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond, sponsor of a bill to let schools raise fees without legislative approval.
2015 April 30 - 10:43 pm

Ohio Colleges Object to Proposal that Could Shutter Training Programs at Community Colleges

The dissenters — including police chiefs, training instructors and community college representatives — reacted strongly to suggestions by an attorney general’s task force that the state has too many academies and many that aren’t rigorous enough..
2015 April 19 - 11:49 am

States Reduce Spending on Colleges in Favor of Tax Cuts, Prompting a Bipartisan Outcry

Governors in nearly a half-dozen states want to cut state spending on colleges and universities to help close budget shortfalls, often sparking vehement opposition among state lawmakers of both parties.
2015 March 30 - 10:18 pm

To Expand Access, Board Reverses Course on Planned Hike

The plan for the next school year was to increase tuition by $3 per credit hour for instate students, by $6 per credit hour for outof-state students from counties contiguous to Kentucky and by $10 per credit hour for other out-of-state students. But the regents canceled those increases.
2015 March 30 - 10:18 pm

Meridian Community College Gets $1.5 Million for Renovations

“We’ve been making progress piecemeal so far,” he wrote. “This grant along with some additional financing will finally bring the project to fruition. When it’s all said and done, the building won’t be referred to as ‘the old Wal-Mart.
2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

Education Leaders Seek 3 Percent Funding Increase

They may end up disappointed. Gov. Peter Shumlin has proposed no increase during the next fiscal year over the current-year budget of about $88.5 million for UVM, the colleges and the Vermont Student Assistance Corp., which provides student financial aid.
2015 March 6 - 10:49 am

Judge’s Ruling Could Push Price Tag of Tuition Benefit Program into Billions

Lawmakers gave little consideration to the cost since the schools were required to pick up the tab. But a U.S. District Court judge last month struck down a provision of the so-called Hazlewood Act that says veterans and their families may receive tuition benefits only if they enlisted while living in Texas.
2015 January 19 - 07:28 pm

Funding issues affecting America's Colleges

Gail Mance-Rios, acting executive director of The Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority, says contributing to a CollegeBoundfund account sends a message that donors believe in a child’s future and are invested in their education..
2015 January 6 - 09:24 pm

Rhode Island’s Raimondo Wants Parents and Their Children To Plan Early for College

Raimondo, the current treasurer, said it has been difficult to enroll children and she wants to “break down the barriers” to higher education. The change could benefit thousands of families, she said, because about 10,000 babies are born in Rhode Island each year.
2014 December 19 - 05:31 am

Proposal Would Freeze Tuition and Lower Costs for Community College Transfer Students

the funding was cut, University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston said. A survey conducted by the university showed students were not applying because it was cheaper for them to go to school out of state and because some students,...
2014 November 24 - 01:35 am

Plan Would Lift Tuition Freeze for 10-Campus California System

The proposal, which follows three years in which tuition rates have remained frozen, would increase the average annual cost of a UC education for California residents pursuing undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees in academic as opposed to professional disciplines from $12,192 to up to $12,804 next fall and $15,564 in the fall of 2019.
2014 November 24 - 01:35 am

But Certificates Can Yield Higher Salaries If Applied to Degrees

But if those classes are later applied to an associate or bachelor’s degree, college then becomes a good investment, no matter what major a student chooses, according to a study in the journal Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The research was paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
2014 October 30 - 02:52 am

Reduction in Students Results in Loss of More than $60,000

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/YMeTcp ) student technology fees, set at $5 per course credit hour by state law, were decreased to $4 per course credit hour by Fletcher’s Student Government Association in 2010. The lowered rate resulted in a loss of $60,913 over the next four years.

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