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The Mercury News, CA

Brown Redirects Funding Toward Private Colleges As CSU Raises Tuition

Brown Redirects Funding Toward Private Colleges As CSU Raises Tuition

May 25, 2017

California State University students on Wednesday demanded the system’s trustees reconsider a 5 percent tuition hike, stressing a growing frustration with the rising cost of college even as salaries for administrators increase. The trustees gathered in Long Beach to discuss how to approach new financial challenges, the latest from Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal, which pulls $4 million from the system and puts it toward financial aid for low-income students at private colleges.

 
California State University students on Wednesday demanded the system’s trustees reconsider a 5 percent tuition hike, stressing a growing frustration with the rising cost of college even as salaries for administrators increase. The trustees gathered in Long Beach to discuss how to approach new financial challenges, the latest from Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal, which pulls $4 million from the system and puts it toward financial aid for low-income students at private colleges.

 

May 25, 2017

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The New York Times

When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them

When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them

May 25, 2017

During the first week in May, students received text messages or emails from schools that had accepted them but had not heard back. The messages all hinted at a particular question: Might a larger discount prompt you to come here after all?
During the first week in May, students received text messages or emails from schools that had accepted them but had not heard back. The messages all hinted at a particular question: Might a larger discount prompt you to come here after all?

May 25, 2017

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

5 Forces That Drive Administrative ‘Bloat’

5 Forces That Drive Administrative ‘Bloat’

May 25, 2017

The external factors that can contribute to the burgeoning of administrative ranks at colleges would all seem to pertain to their missions or are, at the very least, difficult to simply ignore. At the core of the growth, which experts say is largely fueled by professional-staff hiring, is a set of forces that reflect the changing nature of higher education. Here are the most common ones:
The external factors that can contribute to the burgeoning of administrative ranks at colleges would all seem to pertain to their missions or are, at the very least, difficult to simply ignore. At the core of the growth, which experts say is largely fueled by professional-staff hiring, is a set of forces that reflect the changing nature of higher education. Here are the most common ones:

May 25, 2017

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Top Federal Student-Aid Official Resigns Over Congressional Testimony

Top Federal Student-Aid Official Resigns Over Congressional Testimony

May 25, 2017

A top official at the U.S. Education Department resigned on Tuesday following a dispute over his scheduled testimony this week before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, according to a department official.
A top official at the U.S. Education Department resigned on Tuesday following a dispute over his scheduled testimony this week before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, according to a department official.

May 25, 2017

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CBS Moneywatch

Finally, Some Welcome News About College Tuition

Finally, Some Welcome News About College Tuition

May 25, 2017

The good news now is that private colleges and universities are discounting their sticker price at record-high rates, according to a recent survey of 411 private nonprofit institutions by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). On average, full-time freshmen received a price break of 49.1 percent, compared with 38 percent in the 2005-06 academic year. 
The good news now is that private colleges and universities are discounting their sticker price at record-high rates, according to a recent survey of 411 private nonprofit institutions by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). On average, full-time freshmen received a price break of 49.1 percent, compared with 38 percent in the 2005-06 academic year. 

May 25, 2017

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