Tag: fees

Australian banks ‘sucking’ New Zealand’s wealth, expert claims | Newshub

Australian banks ‘sucking’ New Zealand’s wealth, expert claims | Newshub

‘Sucking’ New Zealand’s wealth Mr Stubbs said it’s time Kiwis became more aware of the money they’re handing over to Australian banks. He said that would be bad news for them, because once people find out what they’re paying, they might switch to another cheaper option, which could force prices down. “Do you know what […]

Private airlines targeted over ‘exorbitant rise’ in excess luggage charge | Devdiscourse News

Private airlines targeted over ‘exorbitant rise’ in excess luggage charge | Devdiscourse News

A parliamentary panel has questioned the top management of all major privates airlines in the country over an “exorbitant rise” in the excess luggage charge and asked them to submit a report comparing their fees with those of their foreign counterparts. During a meeting recently, the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism […]

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 […]

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 […]