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S. Sudanese to pay same university fees as Ugandans

Uganda Students

The Kampala government has accepted a proposal by the South Sudan government to allow its students pay similar tuition fees like Ugandans in public universities. This means South Sudanese students studying in the six public universities will no longer pay tuition fees in dollars like it is the case with other foreign students. The proposal is part of the Memorandum ... Read More »

Study: Student debt worst at universities with highest-paid presidents

Spanish Universities

By Renee Lewis Executives at 25 universities saw 14 percent higher salary increase than national average after 2008 recession Student debt and the hiring of relatively low-paid adjunct faculty rather than full-time professors have grown fastest at public universities with the highest-paid presidents, a new report found. University president pay has risen dramatically in the aftermath of the 2008 financial ... Read More »

Kenya: University students outrage at proposed fee increase

University of Nairobi

BY ANTONY LANGAT Students in public universities are piling the pressure on the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Jacob Kaimenyi, to resign owing to the proposal to increase in fees. The students claim that if the proposal goes ahead it was going to deny tertiary education to the poor. “It is a pity that when governments the world over are struggling ... Read More »

Public universities in Washington had second-highest tuition hike during recession

Iowa public universities

By Donna Gordon Blankinship A national report shows tuition at Washington’s public universities increased more during the recession than in any state except Arizona, but still doesn’t approach the highest public university tuition in the nation. According to the College Board’s report on “Trends in College Pricing,” from 2008 to 2014, Washington’s average in-state tuition increased by $4,085 in inflation-adjusted ... Read More »

Students across Ohio protest tuition hikes at public universities

University of Akron

Students across Ohio are protesting recent tuition increases enacted or proposed at eight of the state’s 14 public universities. The Columbus Dispatch reports some of those who are upset by rising costs have joined the Ohio Student Association to organize “teach-ins” and rallies on campuses. The University of Akron became the latest institution to approve an increase when it raised ... Read More »

University of Virginia Board approves tuition rates for 2014-15

University-of-Virginia

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors approved undergraduate tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year. The board’s vote bolsters ongoing efforts to improve faculty and staff compensation, fuels initiatives of the University’s strategic plan and covers state-mandated increases in U.Va.’s contribution to the Virginia Retirement System. “Our efforts focus on strategic initiatives that further strengthen one of the country’s ... Read More »

Missouri universities raise funding concerns

University of Missouri

Officials from Missouri’s public universities are raising concerns about reduced revenues for education as state lawmakers consider an income tax cut. A statement signed by the governing board presidents of nine state universities cites concerns that legislation could limit the money available for education. Although the letter does not specifically mention the proposed income tax cut, the executive director of ... Read More »

Parliament moves to review university admission criteria

Makerere University

By Francis Kagolo                                                                 Parliament has passed a motion recommending a review of the district quota system for admission of students to public universities.  In a statement issued, the legislators also resolved that all girls joining university benefit from the 1.5 extra points, which is currently only given to those straight from A-level. “Though the district quota system was well intentioned, ... Read More »

Missouri universities raise funding concerns

University of Missouri

Officials from Missouri’s public universities are raising concerns about reduced revenues for education as state lawmakers consider an income tax cut. A statement signed by the governing board presidents of nine state universities cites concerns that legislation could limit the money available for education. Although the letter does not specifically mention the proposed income tax cut, the executive director of ... Read More »

Tuition continues to rise at NB universities

St. Thomas University

Public universities in New Brunswick have increased their tuition an average of 10.4 per cent over the last four years, according to the Liberal Party of New Brunswick. And tuition will go up again for some universities heading into the 2014/15 school year. “We see a lot of heartache, a lot of tough stories of students who are eating spaghetti ... Read More »

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