Tag: College Pricing

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 […]

State universities say their tuition strategy is driving away the students they hope to attract | PennLive.com

State universities say their tuition strategy is driving away the students they hope to attract | PennLive.com

Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities are pricing themselves out of reach of the students who they were designed to serve, which could lead its governing board to make some big changes in the coming years. Members of the State System of Higher Education’s governing board met on Monday to discuss the recommendations from a task group […]

SAVMA talks tuition transparency | JAVMA News

SAVMA talks tuition transparency | JAVMA News

A full accounting: state bills The topic of tuition transparency has been gaining steam as tuition rates continue to climb. Tuition information posted on websites can be difficult to find or broken down in such a manner as to be downright confusing. In an attempt to make college pricing less opaque, Congress passed legislation in […]

Bill to loosen state tuition cap stalled in Senate | Columbia Daily Tribune

Bill to loosen state tuition cap stalled in Senate | Columbia Daily Tribune

Schaaf said Friday that he thinks there are far too many administrators making excessive salaries and doesn’t want students charged more to support them. He’s willing to give a bit, he said, if the bill also covers the course fees identified in a state audit last year as a loophole in the current cap. “I […]

Pa.’s state university system eyes changes to tuition plans | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa.’s state university system eyes changes to tuition plans | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Several state-owned universities want to modify how they price tuition next year, including Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which seeks to bill out-of-state students per-credit, rather than by flat rate, and reduce charges at branch campuses. A State System of Higher Education board of governors committee discussed the proposals Monday. It then agreed to forward most […]