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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 »

Quebec universities sound the alarm over lack of funding

Université de Montréal

BY KAREN SEIDMAN Quebec’s universities dared to raise the spectre of tuition hikes with a publicity campaign this week that highlighted their critical underfunding — and challenged the party leaders to make university finances part of the election campaign. The situation is so dire, said Université de Montréal rector Guy Breton, that the province’s leaders must do what it takes ... Read More »

Northern Arizona University’s tuition hike lowest in years

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University has proposed a hike in tuition and fees for incoming freshmen on the Mountain Campus of 2.6 percent. That’s the lowest increase since NAU began the fixed-rate approach that freezes tuition at the first-year rate. The new charge of $9,989, if approved by the Board of Regents, will not increase for those freshmen for four years. NAU undergraduates returning ... Read More »

Obama’s plan for higher education aims to rate universities, reduce student debt

American universities

By Libby Rainey President Barack Obama is proposing a challenge to American universities: Stop tuition hikes and raise graduation rates, or face major cuts to federal funding. Obama introduced a series of proposals last week to overhaul federal funding for higher education, recommending a plan for new ratings that will assess universities on measures such as graduation rates, tuition costs ... Read More »

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