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Rising Cost of College

Do Donations Tied to Scholarships Increase Tuition?

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz | Posted 09.28.2016 | Education
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz

The cost of higher education has reached the point where the House Ways and Means Committee had hearings in September of 2016 about the uses of college endowments. During the hearing Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight committee, asked whether the tax code should be used to encourage people to donate money specifically for scholarships at universities.

The Billion-Dollar Business: American Universities Need a Wakeup Call

Rini Sampath | Posted 04.11.2016 | College
Rini Sampath

Whether it is liberalism, to enrich all lives with the right to education, or conservatism, to pay due respect to every dollar, that guides you -- finding a solution to the current college affordability crisis works in the favor of all Americans.

Cost Disease

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.27.2015 | Education
Jonathan Haber

If higher education (like dentistry) are craft services where the efficiencies we've seen in factory production over the last century are not easily applied, what can explain the rapid rise in costs of these boutique industries since the 1980s?

When Less Is More: A Closer Look at Higher Education

Mindy Crary | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Mindy Crary

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price?

Think College Costs Too Much? Thank the Government.

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

I am not going to argue that a four-year college education isn't expensive. It is. I won't argue that its return on investment makes it worthwhile, although it surely does. I also cannot argue that increasing the number of administrators doesn't increase the cost of a higher education. It does.

Changing Financial Aid Could Save Students, and Taxpayers, Money: Testimony Before the House Education and the Workforce Committee

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Let's support policies that make sense. We can't be penny-wise and pound-foolish when it comes to higher education and creating a sensible path for the American people to reach their full potential.

College Education Cost: The Risks Ahead

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The Department of Education raises legitimate concerns about sticker price. The American public needs to be better educated about what this means for them. Higher education leadership must be prepared to address consumer concerns.

Board Members Say College Costs Too Much, But Not At Their Institution

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Sara Hebel | Posted 02.18.2013 | College

Most members of college boards believe that higher education costs too much, but a majority also say their own institutions' prices aren't the problem...

Here's How Much A College Degree Is Worth

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Money

By Lauren Young NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) - How much is that college degree really worth? That depends on your major. It turns out ...

Higher Ed Chairman Has 'No Tolerance' For Students Drowning In Debt

Posted 04.17.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- Representative Virginia Foxx (R - N.C.) expressed either tough love or ambivalence toward students who find themselves deep in debt, dep...