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Solving the College Tuition Problem Is Easy

Jay Rosenstein | Posted 03.09.2015 | College
Jay Rosenstein

For many years, athletics relied heavily on their schools to fund sports. But today, thanks primarily to television, sports have become massive revenue generators. At the same time, public universities have seen their funding plummet. It's time to flip the script; one hand helps the other.

Let's Give Our Empty-Pocket College Kids a Fighting Chance

Warren Adler | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Warren Adler

If there was ever a reason to defrock politicians, it is for their inherent inability to remove the needless barrier of debt that impedes the best and the brightest, the most ambitious and creative among the lesser financially endowed.

How Obama's Free Tuition Plan Can Actually Help Low Income Families

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.13.2015 | College

Last week, President Barack Obama announced a plan that, if approved by Congress, would dedicate about $60 billion over 10 years to allow students to ...

As Costs Rise for Public Higher Education Our Citizenry Suffers CNN's, Ivory Tower Will Flame the Fire of Concern

Drew Stelljes | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Drew Stelljes

On Thursday night CNN will air Ivory Tower, a documentary that explores the value of a college education.

I'm Tired Of Colleges Running Like Country Clubs Instead Of Schools

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 08.16.2014 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

A single question is raised when these factors culminate: Where exactly does the money for college tuition go to? Surely the dean's dog can't stomach $60,000 per student.

Reducing Tuition, Not Offering More Loans, Will Make College Affordable

Munir Moon | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

Until we address the root cause of the problem, students will continue to graduate with big debts that not only burden them, but create a drag on the economy as a whole.

I Shouldn't Be Denied My Top College Because I Can't Afford It

Damani Eubanks | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Damani Eubanks

In my own personal experience as a middle class student in the top 1 percent of my class, I've had to reconsider my college choices due to finances.

It's the Student Loans, Stupid

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

Is college tuition going up to compensate for state cuts? Or do plentiful student loans encourage states to cut aid and colleges to raise tuitions?

These Trustees Are Living Large On University's Dime

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.07.2013 | College

College tuition is skyrocketing across America. But at Michigan State University in East Lansing, some college trustees have come under fire for reckl...

Tuition Still Going Up, But At Lowest Rate In Decades

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.23.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — There's some good news on college tuition. Yes, the cost has gone up — but not as much as in the past. For in-sta...

Higher Education Reform Could Penalize Students

Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.

Colleges and universities have long been concerned with the issues of controlling cost and providing the neediest students with access to a good education, and we welcome President Obama's interest in providing solutions.

Two Reliable Harbingers

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Stuart Dorsey

There is not enough space today to enter into the debate about whether federal financial aid has been the primary driver of rising tuition.

College Professors Must Do More to Address Rising Tuition Costs

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

Although professors sport a negligible ability to directly lower a tuition bill, I would argue that there are other things that faculty can do to address the cost of higher education, practices that can directly affect the experiences and outcomes of our struggling students.

Will Our Savings Culture Doom the Next Generation?

Marcos Cordero | Posted 09.21.2013 | College
Marcos Cordero

It's no longer as simple as stashing a little cash away to make it. Financing a college education requires dedication, determination, and strong willpower to trade the daily $4 lattes for a home-brewed cup of Joe.

To Lower Tuitions, Put Colleges in Charge of Student Loans

Bob Hildreth | Posted 09.11.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

We need to guide our colleges back to reality by making them responsible for the loans they benefit from. They will have to rethink their tuition strategies once they are responsible for collecting the loans.

When Solutions Only Look Like Solutions

Kyle McEntee | Posted 05.13.2013 | College
Kyle McEntee

Dean Dan Rodriguez has written a letter to his students at Northwestern University Law School to announce a class size reduction, a tuition increase, and a commitment to increase scholarships and to cover LRAP costs.

Affordability in Higher Education Is Achievable

Debra Townsley | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Debra Townsley

As tuition of private educational institutions have outpaced inflation and the cost of living, one of the most encouraging developments is the emphasis placed on controlling the costs of education, often in novel ways overlooked in the past.

Faculty, Students Take Issue With Excessive College Administrator Pay Amid Tuition Crisis

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

A 2010 study by University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene found that spending on administration has been outpacing funds for instruction a...

University Makes Bold Move

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.13.2012 | College

In a move called "innovative" by one higher-education official, the University of Toledo not only announced a freeze in academic and living costs but ...

U.S. Students Lag, Struggle More Than Foreign Peers To Surpass Parents

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2012 Education at a Glance report has found that while the U.S. boasts high education at...

Romney and Ryan Undermining Access to Higher Education

Noam Schimmel | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
Noam Schimmel

There is no better way to alienate a massive swath of American citizenry than to cut funding for loans and grants to students seeking to enroll in higher education and in need of economic support to do so.

Back-To-School Politics

Kara King | Posted 11.10.2012 | Teen
Kara King

I still don't pay attention to party controversy. I will hopefully one day understand the ins-and-outs of health care and taxation, but at the moment I will admit, I am clueless.

Should Kids Who Can Pay For College Accept Scholarships?

| Posted 05.31.2012 | Teen

By Sam, Emory University College is expensive. There is no way around that -- it takes families years, even decades, to save up enough money to aff...

The Student Loan Debate

Maura Kastberg | Posted 07.16.2012 | College
Maura Kastberg

With college debt soaring over a trillion dollars, parents and students are up in arms. It's no wonder why California students have started demonstrating and the Occupy Wall Street movement has taken up the banner too.

College Affordability and the American Dream

Sally Mason | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Sally Mason

As our country faces the economic, social, cultural, and global challenges of the 21st century, the way to keep the American dream within our grasp is to provide more, not less, access to higher education.