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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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Funding
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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…

News

“Sloppy” red tape requirements costing universities millions

According to a new report released college and university leadership, government red tape requirements are costing colleges and universities not only millions in administrative tasks, but depriving students…

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FY 2016 budget targets higher-ed opportunity

More students would have access to higher education under President Obama's FY 2016 budget request, which he sent to Congress on Feb. 2, 2015. The budget includes four focus…

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New technology offers flat-rate for textbooks

Rafter, a course materials management company, yesterday announced Rafter360™ –a new tech-based solution that enables a textbooks-in-tuition model for any campus. …

Resource

Using technology to make fundraising more efficient

Northwestern University officially announced We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern, a University-wide, multiyear effort that will support fundraising initiatives across campus - thanks to the help of technology.…

How-to

5 lessons from job-training programs: The original competency-based experts

Community colleges, which have been offering occupational education for decades, have long understood how to address the skills needed by local employers. Now they're also learning how to…

How-to

A cheaper alternative thanks to competency-based education?

Western Governors University (WGU) may hold a unique approach suited for future developments of higher-ed institution competency-based programs: A sustainable, flat tuition rate, and the ability to find…

XPrize focuses on ed tech, but will it succeed or fail?

Exciting news hit the presses early last week—the XPrize is funding its first ed-tech competition. The goal: to handsomely reward the team that develops the best open source,…

Bill to bridge university STEM research to practical applications News

Bill to bridge university STEM research to practical applications

Congress is trying to put money where its mouth is thanks to recent legislation that aims to provide millions of dollars to establish institutes for STEM innovation…

Gates Foundation backs next-gen alternative credit system News

Gates Foundation backs next-gen alternative credit system

ACE has just announced a groundbreaking effort to form a next-generation alternative credit system that aims to boost the ability of nontraditional learners to gain a college degree--one…

Educator Resource Centers

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…

Mac to School

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…