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Private Colleges Focus on Affordability
New campus affordability measures are helping to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Tuition cuts and freezes, three-year degree programs, and more. Complete list
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5 Years On, Renewed Higher-Ed Act Has Lost Its Luster
August 12, 2013
As Congress prepares for the next renewal of the Higher Education Act, due in 2014, many of the changes in the 2008 reauthorization now seem less transformative than trivial. For colleges and their accreditors, the law's chief legacy may be greater federal oversight and a mountain of new reporting requirements. Here's a look at what the bill has accomplished in three key areas: affordability, accountability, and transparency.