February 3, 2012
CONCORD, N.H. — Students at New Hampshire’s public colleges who are illegal immigrants would have to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates under a bill passed by the House on Wednesday.
The House voted 250-88 in favor of legislation to require in-state students to prove they are also legal residents of the United States. The state would also have to establish a system to prove students are in the country legally to receive [...]
Student loan defaults are rising fast, according to figures released this week by the U.S. Department of Education. While much of the press coverage focused on defaults by students attending for-profit schools, defaults at state colleges and universities went up, too.
The bad job market is a big factor: Unemployment in 2010 was 10.1 percent for people between the age of 25 to 34, and those [...]
by Eyder Peralta, NRG
A new survey of admissions officers released today by Inside Higher Ed, a news site for higher education professionals, shows that sometimes your worst thoughts about how colleges make admission decisions are right.
The survey found that in a cash-strapped environment, universities are paying more attention to whether a student can pay their own way and will pay more to attend the [...]
(MONEY Magazine) — For parents with college-bound kids, it seems like a no-win situation. Your child is eyeing the grassy quads and Gothic dorms of Dream U., while you’re staring down at a too-small 401(k), a shaky job market, and a house worth a lot less than a few years ago.
Meanwhile, colleges are bidding up tuition prices faster than a hedge fund manager at an [...]
By DAVID LEONHARDT
My column this week looks at ways to cut wasteful spending on higher education and redirect the money more productively. Another way to keep colleges in decent financial shape during tough economic times, of course, is to raise tuition.
Gary Becker, the Nobel laureate economist, and Richard Posner, the federal judge and author, argued on their shared blog last week that tuition should increase. [...]