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It’s time for transparency in college pricing | TheHill

It’s time for transparency in college pricing | TheHill

Understanding the cost of a college degree can be difficult. That’s why since 2011 every college that accepts federal student aid has been required to post a Net Price Calculator on its website. Net price calculators should allow prospective students to learn their estimated cost of attending a particular college or university without having to […]

Students express frustrations at financial aid forum | The Justice

Students express frustrations at financial aid forum | The Justice

Avery clarified that Brandeis’ financial support works by evaluating the family’s “ability to pay, not willingness to pay.” She added that if willingness to pay was considered for all students, “We would probably cover the full cost [of a lot of students’ educations].” Dean Adams, reading from his phone, asked the group to explain the […]

Democrats roll out college debt relief plant | dailyitem.com

Democrats roll out college debt relief plant | dailyitem.com

Student borrowers in Connecticut graduate, on average, with the most debt in the country, according to The Institute for College Access and Success which advocates for more affordable higher education. Connecticut was the only state in the country where students graduated in 2017 with an average student debt load higher than in Pennsylvania, according to […]

A Fifth of Private Colleges Report First-Year Discount Rate of 60 Percent, Moody’s Says | The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Fifth of Private Colleges Report First-Year Discount Rate of 60 Percent, Moody’s Says | The Chronicle of Higher Education

In general, the report says, small private colleges are discounting more than their larger peers are, partly because smaller colleges offer mostly undergraduate programming. The median discount rate will most likely continue to rise, the report predicts, to 39 percent in 2019, a five-percentage-point bump from 2014. Rising discount rates will continue to stifle private […]

Colleges Are Lowering Tuition | Forbes

Colleges Are Lowering Tuition | Forbes

As colleges and universities continue to struggle to meet their enrollment goals, more colleges are realizing that the strategy of increasing their published tuition every year by several percent and concurrently, increasing their financial aid to entering students to offset some or most of the increased price is not working. Between 2006 and 2017, private […]

Forcing NJ Universities to Come Clean on All their Hidden Fees | NJ Spotlight

Forcing NJ Universities to Come Clean on All their Hidden Fees | NJ Spotlight

The cost of tuition at colleges and universities in the state is one thing. But many students are blindsided by extra ‘hidden’ fees and legislators are pushing for transparency College costs can be formidable, and families often get sticker shock when they realize they haven’t accounted for the many fees a school can apply. With […]

Private colleges are trying to attract students by matching public prices

Private colleges are trying to attract students by matching public prices

This fall, the trendy pricing strategy for private universities might just be matching public universities’ tuition. Two private universities unveiled price-matching programs over a span of five days at the end of August. First, Oglethorpe University in Atlanta announced a program under which it will match tuition sticker prices at a list of flagship universities […]

Robert Morris Debuts Flagship Price Matching | Inside Highered

Robert Morris Debuts Flagship Price Matching | Inside Highered

Robert Morris University announced a new scholarship program Monday tying expenses including tuition, fees, room and board to the average cost of attendance at Pennsylvania’s flagship public universities — and undercutting their average price. The program will be available for students admitted to the main campuses of the University of Pittsburgh or Penn State and […]

Oglethorpe aligns its sticker prices with state flagships — for academically strong students | Inside Highered

Oglethorpe aligns its sticker prices with state flagships — for academically strong students | Inside Highered

Oglethorpe University staked out new ground Wednesday in the struggle to stand out from the crowd of small private colleges, unveiling a pricing strategy that will match public college tuition rates in every state for members of next year’s freshman class who meet certain benchmarks. The 1,280-student university in Atlanta calls the strategy the Flagship […]

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans | The Washington Post

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans | The Washington Post

MONTPELIER, Vt. — As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary. Norwich University announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type of contract, known as an […]