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  • Tuition cuts at state universities has been a surprising success

    A year ago, Washington became the first state to substantially lower tuition since the recession. To the surprise of many, it hasn’t wreaked havoc on universities.


  • Hillary Clinton unveils college costs plan

    In a gesture to her former Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is announcing new steps aimed at tackling the rising cost of college tuition and the burden of …


  • State struggling to keep up with education fund

    Washington state has to change its popular prepaid college tuition program or risk financial problems down the road, a legislative panel learned Wednesday. The Guaranteed Education Tuition Program could face …


  • State cuts shifting NIC funding burden to taxpayers, students

    BOISE – Falling state funding for higher education could lead to higher property taxes in North Idaho, state lawmakers were warned Wednesday as they heard North Idaho College’s budget request …


  • College tuition costs climbing again this fall

    College tuition costs shot up again this fall, and students and their families are leaning more on the federal government to make higher education more affordable in tough economic times, …


  • Families use various ways to pay tuition

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Talk about sticker shock. Many parents set on helping send their kids to college have to catch their breath when they think about meeting the projected …


  • College costs often not as high as listed

    Editor’s note: Last in a series of articles on paying college costs. NEW YORK — Tuition figures aren’t always as scary as they first appear.


  • Choose wisely to save during college prep

    Editor’s note: Fourth in a series of articles on paying college costs. NEW YORK – College applications are time-consuming and stress-inducing enough, but even before they begin many families find …


  • Cards provide spending options for college students

    Editor’s note: Third in a series of articles on paying college costs. The campus credit card free-for-all is over, brought to an abrupt halt by the double-whammy of recession and …


  • It’s never too early to save for college

    Editor’s note: Second in a series of articles on paying college costs. DES MOINES, Iowa – The challenge of saving for a comfortable retirement has a few more degrees of …


  • Wash. prepaid tuition units increased to $117

    As of Saturday, it will cost $117 to buy one unit in Washington’s prepaid tuition program.


  • Obama signs revamped student loan law

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed into law the last piece of his mammoth plan to overhaul health care Tuesday and, with the same pen strokes, achieved a dramatic and …


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