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Colorado Higher Education

Oil, Gas Wells... And College Funding?

The Boulder Daily Camera | Brittany Anas | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

A Republican's bill expected to be introduced soon in the Legislature proposes a severance tax break for companies that set up new oil and gas wells i...

No Budget Cuts!

Posted 11.14.2012 | Denver

Colorado's Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper today is presenting lawmakers with a budget that does not include any major spending cuts for the fir...

Government Cuts Equal Higher Tuition

Dr. David Svaldi | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Dr. David Svaldi

For this generation, student loan debt dwarfs any other debt. The national average student loan debt is above $25,000 -- 47 percent higher than a decade ago -- with many students at elite institutions graduating with debt in six figures.

Colorado Higher Ed. 'Doomsday' Report Paints Stark Picture

EdNewsColorado | Todd Engdahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

How would Colorado's public colleges and universities manage their budgets if state tax support were cut in half? A new report from the Colorado Co...

U Of Colorado Tuition: Up 9 Percent

CU Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Students may want to start looking at some financial aid options for their tuition. The CU Board of Regents voted 8-1 raises tuition by up to 9 per...

Bill Ritter, Colorado Higher Education Administrators At Odds Over Tuition Flexibility

Associated Press | Steven K. Paulson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER--Racing to come up with proposals to save higher education from a financial cliff, college presidents held a brainstorming summit Thursday at t...

Colorado Higher Education Budget: Long Term Fiscal Planning Commission Suggests More Independence For Universities

Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Because higher education has been hit with the burden of state budget cuts, a bi-partisan commission comprised of lawmakers and community leaders want...

Colorado Budget Cuts Have Some Preparing For Battle Between Western Slope And Front Range

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Western Slope politicians and organizations are hoping that battles over the state budget don't boil down to a rural-urban divide. If that happens, r...

Colorado Higher Education Bracing For Tuition Increases, Layoffs Under Governor's New Budget

The Denver Daily News | Peter Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The president of the Colorado Community College System says "everything is on the table" as higher education braces for yet more painful cuts. Gov....

Bill Ritter's Office Edited Higher Ed Chief's Resignation To Hide Dispute

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The state's higher education chief edited his resignation letter at the request of the governor's office, toning down language referring to "a princip...