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Congressional inaction could cost college students

Congressional inaction could cost college students

Congressional inaction could end up costing college students an extra $5,000 on their new loans: The rate for subsidized Stafford loans is set to increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8…

Student loan write-offs hit $3 billion in first two months of year

Banks wrote off $3 billion of student loan debt in the first two months of 2013, up more than 36 percent from the year-ago period, as many graduates remain jobless,…

States’ aid to public colleges has fallen 28 percent since 2008

State governments, which have been battling slow economic growth, cut aid to public colleges for five years and now spend 28 percent less per student than they did in 2008,…

Missouri college no longer accepting students who take out loans

A private, four-year Missouri college is so concerned about mounting debt of college graduates in the United States that it no longer will take students who insist on taking out…

States’ aid to public colleges has fallen 28 percent since 2008

State governments, which have been battling slow economic growth, cut aid to public colleges for five years and now spend 28 percent less per student than they did in 2008,…

Colleges say federal cuts could cause brain drain

Colleges say federal cuts could cause brain drain

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, faculty fret about the future of the school's Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Thirty miles away, administrators at the state university campus in Lowell…

University research discovers hard truth of budget crisis

Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Carol Greider used to have eight to 10 young researchers working in her university laboratory, but with U.S. government funds for scientific research shrinking in recent…

Unusual $50 million gift for writing at Michigan

The wife of billionaire real estate mogul Sam Zell is giving $50 million to support the University of Michigan's acclaimed graduate writing program, the Associated Press reports. …

Most prestigious universities: Times Higher Education’s 2013 World Reputation Rankings

The United States and the United Kingdom's six "super brands" have pulled farther away from the rest of the world's colleges and universities, but the nations’ other colleges and universities…

Famed free NYC college may start charging tuition

For more than a century, Cooper Union has been a one-of-a-kind meritocracy: Open to any student qualified to walk through its doors. For free, the Associated Press reports.…

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