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As the current higher-education funding climate proves, money matters—and in this section you’ll get the latest information on new funding opportunities, strategies for saving money at your own institutions, and more.

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Will further state higher-ed funding cuts hinder economic innovation?

A new analysis of state spending projects that a slowing in the growth of the labor force will lead to slower economic growth over the next decade, while…

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$110,000 in Canvas Grants to education

Instructure, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company and creator of the Canvas learning management system, today announced the winners of the 2015 Canvas Grants, which empower educators to develop innovative…

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Starbucks ups college plan to 4 years

Starbucks soon may find itself almost as famous for college diplomas as it is for java. The coffee giant has announced it is doubling its free college tuition plan…

Performance-based funding could disrupt community colleges

Performance-based funding (PBF) has become progressively utilized in order to reward higher education institutions for their success in enhancing student advancement and completion, but may have some drawbacks.…

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School launches first-in-the-nation tuition matching program

Pace Law School recently unveiled a first-in-the-nation tuition matching program designed to make legal education more accessible to students across the country.The School also announced a tuition freeze…

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New commission will explore higher-ed finance models

Increasing pressure on state budgets, along with changing student demographics and new academic models arising from advances in teaching and learning, create both opportunities and challenges for American…

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Is this global innovation the start of a new funding era?

It may not be the answer to every student’s plea for scholarship help, but one company’s global call-to-action may signal the start of a whole new way of…

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Georgia Tech receives $1M for financial technology

Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) received a $1 million donation from Worldpay in order to fully fund a new financial technology accelerator at the ATDC for…

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NASA Space Tech grants available to university faculty

NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will…

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Tech expenses could be allowed under 529 spending

Computers and technology equipment would become qualified expenses in 529 college savings plans under a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 25. H.R. 529 also…

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Colleges and Universities across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than…

MOOCs: the future of higher education, or a passing phase?

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have quickly become one of the most polarizing developments in higher education. Many in higher ed see these MOOCs as innovations that could…