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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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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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“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. …

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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…

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…