Tag: fees

Is United Airlines’ Bag-Fee Increase Sustainable? | The Motley Fool

Is United Airlines’ Bag-Fee Increase Sustainable? | The Motley Fool

Raising baggage fees may seem like an attractive way to drive further unit revenue growth, as long as most airlines join the fee increase. Unlike fares — which can fluctuate wildly based on supply, demand, and airlines’ pricing strategies — fee revenue tends to be quite stable. American and Delta haven’t joined in After United […]

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 […]

Airlines raise baggage, change and seating fees as fuel prices surge | CNBC

Airlines raise baggage, change and seating fees as fuel prices surge | CNBC

Blankets, checked luggage, seat assignments, early boarding, Wi-Fi. Is there anything else airlines can charge passengers for? U.S. carriers began charging passengers to check their luggage about a decade ago, as fuel costs surged. Since then airlines started charging for other things, such as seat selection, which once came with the cost of a ticket, […]

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 […]

A New Bill Banning Banks From Charging Overdraft Fees May Have Unintended Consequences | InsideSources

A New Bill Banning Banks From Charging Overdraft Fees May Have Unintended Consequences | InsideSources

But Borné believes the bill will force the market to adapt and be more fair to consumers. It may prompt banks to nix free checking account options, but banks would at least be more transparent about the fees they charge. “What you see is a lot of banks that offer free checking with no upfront monthly […]

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 […]

With Startups And Big Data, Airbnb Hosts Take The Human Out Of Pricing | Crunchbase News

With Startups And Big Data, Airbnb Hosts Take The Human Out Of Pricing | Crunchbase News

Airbnb’s Own Pricing Tool Airbnb started to develop its own intelligent pricing algorithm in 2012. The service is currently offered to hosts free of charge. When hosts turn the Smart Pricing option on, their listing prices will be updated automatically. According to Airbnb’s website, Smart Pricing bases their algorithm on over 70 factors. Higher prices […]

Airbnb commits to more transparent pricing | The Budapest Business Journal

Airbnb commits to more transparent pricing | The Budapest Business Journal

The GVH launched a procedure against Airbnb in October 2016 on suspicion that information on pricing it provided to consumers was misleading. Airbnb has committed to display on its Hungarian website the total price of lodging, including cleaning fees and fees for additional guests, once customers enter the dates of their planned stay, national news […]