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Wolverton, Brad – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Amid a national debate about paying college athletes, the NCAA likes to tout its often-overlooked Student Assistance Fund, whose goal is to provide direct financial support to players. The fund--which draws from the association's multibillion-dollar media-rights deals--will distribute some $75-million this year to Division I athletes. The money…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Athletics, Athletes, Nonprofit Organizations
Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Families flummoxed about what college will cost them have more information at their disposal than ever before. The Internet offers tuition data, advice on saving and borrowing, and explanations of financial aid. New online calculators let families estimate their bottom-line price at any college. But not all the information out there is easy to…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Federal Government, Costs
Carey, Kevin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
For 40 years, federal money has sustained higher education while enabling its worst tendencies. That is about to change. The end may have come on February 12, 2013, when President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. "Skyrocketing costs," the president said, "price way too many young people out of a higher education, or saddle…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Accountability, Federal Aid
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
About 16 percent of veterans use the GI Bill to attend private institutions, roughly the same proportion as students generally. But at the most highly selective colleges, veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill barely fill a single classroom--38 at Penn, 22 at Cornell, and at Princeton, just one. The sparse numbers do not go unnoticed, veterans say.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Veterans, War
Jenkins, Rob – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author's experiences and those of the students he encounters at elite campuses no longer resemble the common experience of many college students today. What people used to call "nontraditional" students--older, working, married, and maybe still living at home--now constitute a large and growing percentage of those attending college in the…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes, Nontraditional Students
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Efforts to keep higher education affordable for all students and to promote not only access, but success--all in a climate of dwindling state appropriations and lean budgets--made the past year one of reckoning for colleges. Total outstanding student-loan debt hit the $1-trillion mark as federal officials scrambled to ease the burden on borrowers,…
Descriptors: Student Costs, College Students, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Pokross, Ben – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
With tax revenues beginning to rebound in most states and endowments on the rebound at many private and public institutions, colleges and universities are growing more hopeful about their financial outlook and instituting new strategies to take advantage of the opportunities. Yet as the economic recovery has slowed in the past few months,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Community Colleges
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
As the Post-9/11 GI Bill nears its fourth year, with more than 550,000 veterans enrolled in thousands of institutions, advocacy groups, lawmakers, and President Obama warn that veterans are vulnerable in a higher-education marketplace eager for their GI Bill dollars--with some purveyors, particularly for-profits, recruiting aggressively. The…
Descriptors: Veterans, College Choice, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on how Arizona State University (ASU) pursues transformation on a grand scale while embracing inclusiveness. Michael Crow, Arizona State University's president and idea man, is pushing the institution to innovate and still fulfill its mission to be inclusive. By itself, Arizona State University's transformation over the past…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Grants, Outcomes of Education, Universities
Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Concordia University Saint Paul will reduce the sticker price of its tuition and fees by $10,000, or about 33 percent, for the 2013-2014 academic year. Tuition and fees for all new and returning students in the traditional undergraduate program will drop to $19,700 next year from $29,700 this year, while the price of room and board will not…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Marketing, Expertise, Tuition
Carey, Kevin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
With all the economic pain and consternation--surging unemployment, enormous corporate bankruptcy, trillions becoming the new billions--it's easy to overlook the fact that tens of thousands of families have suddenly lost a great deal of the money they socked away to pay for college. They lost it because public officials told them to risk their…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Finance Reform, Educational Finance
Supiano, Beckie; Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
High-school seniors have only until May 1 to decide where they will go to college. While it is still too soon to tell if widespread predictions that seniors will flock to lower-cost institutions were accurate, two new surveys and conversations with guidance counselors suggest that the economic situation is indeed playing a large role in students'…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Low Income
Field, Kelly – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Making Pell Grants an entitlement and tying the maximum award to a measure of inflation, as President Obama has proposed, would probably yield larger awards and stop the cycle of shortfalls that have plagued the program. The president's plan, which would index the maximum award to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus one percentage point, probably…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Purchasing, Federal Government
Eckstein, Megan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Many independent colleges are worried that, as their states' fiscal situations decline, they will be among the first victims of budget cuts. In some states, they already are. The author reports on aid to private colleges that goes on state's chopping blocks. Forty-five states last year provided a total of more than $2-billion for programs that…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Budgeting
Ronstadt, Robert – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The American student-aid system has long been based on a tacit promise to provide students with the means to complete their college education and ensure that money is not a barrier to getting a degree. Unfortunately, says the writer, student aid has become little more than a marketing mechanism that permits colleges to maximize tuition dollars…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Audits (Verification), Finance Reform
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