CC Week - Money Tree http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-42-1-money-tree.html Sun, 23 Apr 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Miss. Budget Plan Deprives Colleges of New Funding - Tuition Increases and Layoffs Likely as GOP Pushes Tax Cuts http://ccweek.com/article-5554-miss-budget-plan-deprives-colleges-of-new-funding.html Miss. Budget Plan Deprives Colleges of New Funding - Tuition Increases and Layoffs Likely as GOP Pushes Tax Cuts
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi would spend less on public schools, have no new funds for transportation and face likely tuition hikes at state colleges and universities under a spending plan approved by lawmakers that cuts next year’s budget by more than 4 percent compared to what was originally planned....]]>
Ala. College Receives $25 Million Bond Issue - Gadsden State CC Plans New Science Building http://ccweek.com/article-5558-ala-college-receives-%252425-million-bond-issue.html Ala. College Receives $25 Million Bond Issue - Gadsden State CC Plans New Science Building
“The new construction and renovations are consistent with Gadsden State's strategic plan, which we define as the 3I's — instruction, infrastructure and institution,” Lavender said. “Our plan focuses on not only quality educational programming and continuous improvement, but also on addressing the infrastructure needs of aging facilities....]]>
La. College Costs Continue Upward Climb - Receding Scholarship Programs Covering Fewer Costs http://ccweek.com/article-5284-la-college-costs-continue-upward-climb.html La. College Costs Continue Upward Climb - Receding Scholarship Programs Covering Fewer Costs
The price tag for classes continues to cost more and more with tuition and fee increases. And this year comes with a new twist as the TOPS program no longer covers the full cost of tuition at a public college, with a small hit taking hold this fall and the larger hit coming in the spring semester....]]>
Amid Cash Crunch, La. Slows Community College Buildings - Half of $280 Million List of Construction Projects To Be Put On Hold http://ccweek.com/article-5167-amid-cash-crunch-la-slows-community-college-buildings.html Amid Cash Crunch, La. Slows Community College Buildings - Half of $280 Million List of Construction Projects To Be Put On Hold
Louisiana faces stricter limits for the next few years on how much money it can borrow for construction projects because of its financial problems. Edwards has decided he wants to steer the limited money available mainly to port improvements, roadwork and a backlog of deferred maintenance on state-owned and college campus buildings....]]>
Illinois Lawmakers Pass $600M In Aid for Struggling Colleges - Emergency Funding Extends Lifeline as Protracted Budget Battle Continues http://ccweek.com/article-5175-illinois-lawmakers-pass-%2524600m-in-aid-for-struggling-colleges.html Illinois Lawmakers Pass $600M In Aid for Struggling Colleges - Emergency Funding Extends Lifeline as Protracted Budget Battle Continues
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois colleges and universities received a much-needed lifeline when lawmakers approved a $600 million shortterm funding fix for the institutions, which have been struggling without state funding during the monthslong budget stalemate, even laying off employees....]]>
Mt. Hood CC Tries, Again, For Passage of Bond Measure - Voters Have Not Approved College Borrowing Since 1974 http://ccweek.com/article-5155-mt-hood-cc-tries-again-for-passage-of-bond-measure.html Mt. Hood CC Tries, Again, For Passage of Bond Measure - Voters Have Not Approved College Borrowing Since 1974
If approved, it would be the second largest bond to benefit a community college in state history. In 2008, Portland voters passed a $374 million bond for Portland Community College. Chemeketa Community College’s 2008 bond for $92 million is next closest....]]>
Lawmakers Balk at Renewing SUNY Tuition Hike Program - Five-Year Plans for Tuition Increases Aimed at Providing Capital Funding http://ccweek.com/article-5132-lawmakers-balk-at-renewing-suny-tuition-hike-program.html Lawmakers Balk at Renewing SUNY Tuition Hike Program - Five-Year Plans for Tuition Increases Aimed at Providing Capital Funding
SUNY 2020 was intended to provide funding for capital projects, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other supporters said it would give parents and students more certainty about expenses, with the system’s trustees having the option to increase tuition up to $300 in each of the first five years....]]>
Oregon Moves Neediest To Front of Line for Grants - First-Come, First-Served Approach Left Poorest Students Behind http://ccweek.com/article-5133-oregon-moves-neediest-to-front-of-line-for-grants.html Oregon Moves Neediest To Front of Line for Grants - First-Come, First-Served Approach Left Poorest Students Behind
Students who filled out their request for financial aid the soonest used to jump to the front of the line provided they were Oregon residents with an annual family income of less than $70,000, said Bob Brew, director of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Student Access and Com pletion....]]>
Wyo.’s New Funding Formula Boosts Stability - Colleges Get Flexibility on Calculating Annual Enrollment Numbers http://ccweek.com/article-5113-wyo%25E2%2580%2599s-new-funding-formula-boosts-stability.html Wyo.’s New Funding Formula Boosts Stability - Colleges Get Flexibility on Calculating Annual Enrollment Numbers
Lawmakers approved changes in the way they provide state aid to the college campuses based in Cheyenne, Casper, Sheridan, Riverton, Rock Springs, Powell and Torrington, said Matt Petry, deputy director of the Wyoming Community College Commission. The changes aim to bring stability to community college funding....]]>
Goldman Sachs Pumps $10 Million Into Businesses in Rhode Island - Money Will Help Pay for Free Courses at State Colleges http://ccweek.com/article-5116-goldman-sachs-pumps-%252410-million-into-businesses-in-rhode-island.html Goldman Sachs Pumps $10 Million Into Businesses in Rhode Island - Money Will Help Pay for Free Courses at State Colleges
Half of the $10 million will go toward free business and management education courses that will be coordinated through the Community College of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island School of Design. The courses will begin this fall based on a curriculum created by Babson College in Massachusetts....]]>
Louisiana College Leaders Deny Using Scare Tactics - Potential Impact of State Budget Cuts Will Have Adverse Impact, They Say http://ccweek.com/article-5068-louisiana-college-leaders-deny-using-scare-tactics.html Louisiana College Leaders Deny Using Scare Tactics - Potential Impact of State Budget Cuts Will Have Adverse Impact, They Say
Lawmakers meeting in a special session are deciding whether to raise taxes requested by Gov. John Bel Edwards to help fill deep gaps in this year’s budget. Without those tax hikes, the Edwards administration says colleges could be hit with more than $200 million in cuts....]]>
La. Students Swarm Capitol To Protest Threat of Deep College Budget Cuts - Budget Crisis Could Cause Some Campuses To Close Mid-Semester http://ccweek.com/article-5069-la-students-swarm-capitol-to-protest-threat-of-deep-college-budget-cuts.html La. Students Swarm Capitol To Protest Threat of Deep College Budget Cuts - Budget Crisis Could Cause Some Campuses To Close Mid-Semester
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — College students worried their campuses could close their doors mid-semester swarmed the Louisiana Capitol steps to protest the threat of deep budget reductions, chanting “No more cuts!” Crystal Harris showed up in a full cap......]]>
Miss. Educators Leaders Seek 8 Percent Budget Increase - Community Colleges Propose $83 Million Hike in Spending http://ccweek.com/article-5050-miss-educators-leaders-seek-8-percent-budget-increase.html Miss. Educators Leaders Seek 8 Percent Budget Increase - Community Colleges Propose $83 Million Hike in Spending
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s public schools, community colleges and universities are asking for an additional $372 million in the budget year beginning July 1, even as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson said lagging state revenue makes large increases more unlikely than ever....]]>
Voter-Approved Revenue Measure Slow To Produce Promised Results - Money Aimed at Aiding Energy Efficiency at Schools, Colleges http://ccweek.com/article-5022-voter-approved-revenue-measure-slow-to-produce-promised-results.html Voter-Approved Revenue Measure Slow To Produce Promised Results - Money Aimed at Aiding Energy Efficiency at Schools, Colleges
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials have approved $1.1 billion in spending so far from a voterapproved initiative that closed a corporate tax loophole to generate billions of dollars for energy efficiency projects at California schools and community colleges, but most of the work is not completed, senators learned at a hearing....]]>
Half of Ill. Colleges To Stop Filling Gaps in Grant Program - Budget Stalemate Has Colleges Scrambling To Provide Student Aid http://ccweek.com/article-5000-half-of-ill-colleges-to-stop-filling-gaps-in-grant-program.html Half of Ill. Colleges To Stop Filling Gaps in Grant Program - Budget Stalemate Has Colleges Scrambling To Provide Student Aid
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois colleges put up $168 million of their own money to help students attend classes last fall because there’s no state budget deal, but nearly half of those responding to a survey about the Monetary Award Program say they can’t do it again this spring....]]>
Students Being Bruised by Illinois Budget Battle - Two-Year Colleges Fear Enrollment Decline as Scholarship Funds Remain in Limbo http://ccweek.com/article-4983-students-being-bruised-by-illinois-budget-battle.html Students Being Bruised by Illinois Budget Battle - Two-Year Colleges Fear Enrollment Decline as Scholarship Funds Remain in Limbo
The 26-year-old psychology major wasted no time in establishing “Jacqueline’s Tuition” on GoFundMe.com after the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago informed her that she’d have to cover the $2,300 spring subsidy she was supposed to receive from the state’s Monetary Award Program....]]>
Group Forms To Protect Ala. Education Funding - Bruising Budget Battles Prompt Creation of Broad Coalition http://ccweek.com/article-4944-group-forms-to-protect-ala-education-funding.html Group Forms To Protect Ala. Education Funding - Bruising Budget Battles Prompt Creation of Broad Coalition
The Alabama Unites for Education coalition was launched to protect the state’s education budget. The group includes the leadership of the UA System, the Alabama Community College System, and the Alabama Department of Education as well as the presidents of the UA system’s three campuses and Auburn University, the Tuscaloosa News....]]>
Alabama To Merge 7 Community Colleges - Move Is New Governance Panel’s First Major Initiative http://ccweek.com/article-4951-alabama-to-merge-7-community-colleges.html Alabama To Merge 7 Community Colleges - Move Is New Governance Panel’s First Major Initiative
Janet Kincherlow-Martin, a spokeswoman for the college system, said all of the campuses will remain open, but administrative functions will be consolidated to save money. She said getting rid of that duplication should make the campuses more efficient and be a better use of taxpayer dollars....]]>
La. To Require Financial Aid Applications - High School Seniors Will Need To Fill Out FAFSA, State Application for Graduation http://ccweek.com/article-4954-la-to-require-financial-aid-applications.html La. To Require Financial Aid Applications - High School Seniors Will Need To Fill Out FAFSA, State Application for Graduation
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a new policy that will require the state’s roughly 35,000 high school seniors to apply for financial aid for college or submit a signed form indicating that they won’t....]]>
More Young Women Stay Home To Reduce College Costs - Recession and Collapse of Housing Market Contribute to Trend http://ccweek.com/article-4918-more-young-women-stay-home-to-reduce-college-costs.html More Young Women Stay Home To Reduce College Costs - Recession and Collapse of Housing Market Contribute to Trend
A Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found 36.4 percent of women ages of 18-34 lived with parents or relatives in 2014, The Times Daily (http://bit.ly/1Mget2u) reported. That is the most since at least 1940, when 36.2 percent lived with family....]]>
ND Board Votes To Reduce Williston State Student Fees - Reduction Comes after Panel Hiked Tuition by 23 Percent http://ccweek.com/article-4841-nd-board-votes-to-reduce-williston-state-student-fees.html ND Board Votes To Reduce Williston State Student Fees - 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....]]>
Kansas Schools Try To Help Students Limit Their Debt - Financial Literacy Now Part Of Classroom Instruction http://ccweek.com/article-4692-kansas-schools-try-to-help-students-limit-their-debt.html Kansas Schools Try To Help Students Limit Their Debt - 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....]]>
Tuition On Rise at 9 of 15 Miss. Colleges - Average Hike is 4 Percent; More State Funding Increase Helps Hold Down Rate of Increase http://ccweek.com/article-4646-tuition-on-rise-at-9-of-15-miss-colleges.html Tuition On Rise at 9 of 15 Miss. Colleges - 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....]]>
Vt. Gets Grant for Biomed Research And Training - $17.8 Million NIH Grant Will Provide Research Opportunities for Students http://ccweek.com/article-4627-vt-gets-grant-for-biomed-research-and-training.html Vt. Gets Grant for Biomed Research And Training - $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....]]>
Tenn. Regents Approve Minimal Tuition Hikes - Increases at Colleges and Universities Among Lowest in 20 Years http://ccweek.com/article-4628-tenn-regents-approve-minimal-tuition-hikes.html Tenn. Regents Approve Minimal Tuition Hikes - 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....]]>
In-State Tuition Won’t Rise For Calif. Undergrads for 2 Years - Governor’s Spending Blueprint Boosts Community College Funding by $619M http://ccweek.com/article-4589-in-state-tuition-won%25E2%2580%2599t-rise-for-calif-undergrads-for-2-years.html In-State Tuition Won’t Rise For Calif. Undergrads for 2 Years - Governor’s Spending Blueprint Boosts Community College Funding by $619M
The agreement, part of Brown’s revised budget, resolves a months-long standoff between Napolitano and the governor over the university’s finances that had California students and their families worried about the rising cost of a UC education....]]>
Tuition Bills Start Advancing in La. House and Senate - Campuses Would Get Authority To Increase Tuition and Fees http://ccweek.com/article-4542-tuition-bills-start-advancing-in-la-house-and-senate.html Tuition Bills Start Advancing in La. House and Senate - 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....]]>
Police Training Task Force Gets Earful on Closing Academies - Ohio Colleges Object to Proposal that Could Shutter Training Programs at Community Colleges http://ccweek.com/article-4514-police-training-task-force-gets-earful-on-closing-academies.html Police Training Task Force Gets Earful on Closing Academies - 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.....]]>
Governors Target Higher Ed To Balance Budgets - States Reduce Spending on Colleges in Favor of Tax Cuts, Prompting a Bipartisan Outcry http://ccweek.com/article-4496-governors-target-higher-ed-to-balance-budgets.html Governors Target Higher Ed To Balance Budgets - 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....]]>
No Tuition Increase For Ky. College Students - To Expand Access, Board Reverses Course on Planned Hike http://ccweek.com/article-4475-no-tuition-increase-for-ky-college-students.html No Tuition Increase For Ky. College Students - 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....]]>