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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 […]

Birchbox Increases Subscription Price To $15 Per Month | Refinery29

Birchbox Increases Subscription Price To $15 Per Month | Refinery29

If you have a Birchbox subscription, you’ll want to take a peek at your credit-card statement the next time that peach box arrives at your doorstep. After nine years of a flat fee of $10 a box, the subscription-based beauty company-turned-retailer has just announced a significant change to its pricing structure starting in April. Essentially, […]

Patreon ups its revenue cut, but grandfathers in old creators | TechCrunch

Patreon ups its revenue cut, but grandfathers in old creators | TechCrunch

Jenkins tells me Patreon spent a year talking to more than 1,000 creators to figure out how to re-price its offering. “People don’t like change. But I think in terms of change, we’re going to be able to invest in the different products in different ways. We can put a lot of horsepower into membership,” […]

‘Pay It Plan It’ from Amex: Fees, tips; is it worth it? | CreditCards.com

‘Pay It Plan It’ from Amex: Fees, tips; is it worth it? | CreditCards.com

Summary “Pay It Plan It” is a flexible payment option offered by American Express in some personal credit cards. Is it worth it? Here’s everything you need to know, including fees and tips. The editorial content below is based solely on the objective assessment of our writers and is not driven by advertising dollars. However, […]

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

I read the news item regarding the new cancellation policy of Grab where there is a S$4 penalty for passengers cancelling the ride five minutes after booking. This penalty fee goes to the driver. I just have one question for Grab: What happens if the driver cancels the ride? It has happened to me a […]

Unauthorised surcharging impeding online payment system: Study | The Economic Times

Unauthorised surcharging impeding online payment system: Study | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Unauthorised surcharging and high MDR charges are some of the reasons for impeding growth and sustenance of digital payments despite all efforts to promote it, according to a study. “This is, inter alia, due to the distortionary pricing of payment products (i e MDR) and the continued fraudulent practice of surcharging by acquirer […]

It’s Time to Ban Hidden Fees | Harvard Business Review

It’s Time to Ban Hidden Fees | Harvard Business Review

In the classic shell game of three-card Monte, marks are rewarded if they are able to identify the “money card” among three face-down cards that are being shuffled. In this sleight-of-hand scam, the mark is never able to choose the right card. An increasing number of businesses are playing a version of three-card Monte with […]

Apple now requires app subscriptions to show the full cost before signup | The Verge

Apple now requires app subscriptions to show the full cost before signup | The Verge

Apple updated its App Store guidelines last week to lay out clear rules for how developers should present in-app subscription options to users. The changes were spotted by 9to5Mac, and it appears Apple is trying to clear up a lot of the confusion that comes with downloading an app and signing up for a recurring […]