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  • A new way to gauge the worth of college debt, starting salary

    03/23/2014 4:35:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Steve Rosen
    Here's a typical college scenario: Your daughter's dream job is to be an elementary school teacher and reading specialist. Yet she'll need to dive deep into debt to pursue her undergraduate degree, and borrow more if continuing to grad school. She's worried -- rightfully -- about her financial future, and she's looking for answers. How much debt might she be saddled with? How much will her college degree translate into salary once she lands a job? And what budget-squeezing sacrifices might be necessary to repay the swath of loans? Those types of questions are on the minds of countless college...
  • Fighting Against the Fight against Rising Tuition Costs

    12/19/2013 9:08:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Remember when the federal government took over student loans? That power grab was part of the Democrats’ push to make college ‘affordable.’ It didn’t work because it was never really designed to work, just to make people think they were ‘doing something’ to address the issue. But failure has never stopped our liberal/progressive friends from striving ‘forward.’ When it comes to soaring college costs, as President Reagan famously said, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Since the government isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, cost savings in higher education have to be found elsewhere....
  • Is College Worth The Cost?

    10/28/2013 4:45:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | Gannon LeBlanc
    The average college graduate holds at least $35,200 of debt and has spent four years out of the workforce, where he or she would be otherwise gaining experience. All this for a piece of paper that by no means guarantees a job. The question that potential and current college students need to ask is: Do the financial costs, opportunity costs, and other factors justify the cost of college? For a select few, the answer may be yes. For a surprising number of people, it will be no. Does the financial cost justify going to college? It depends on what you...
  • No-Money-Down College

    09/22/2013 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    As a regular reader of this column, you are acutely aware of the crisis in college education and particularly the soaring costs. As costs have climbed very little effort has been made to control them or limit the genesis of those costs. Our President has floated a plan which is destined for the scrap heap to have the federal government step in and rate colleges and then control federal funds to those colleges. A new way of funding college educations has emerged from the legislature in Oregon, and we took a look here. We first became aware of this new...
  • Why Does College Cost So Much?

    09/07/2013 6:00:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    We spend about twice as much as other developed countries as a fraction of national output. Yet our results are mediocre. Public and private spending is growing much faster than our income ? putting us on a course that is clearly unsustainable. It appears we are buying quantity instead of value. Outcomes vary wildly from state to state. And programs that target the poor seem to be backfiring instead. I could easily be talking about health care. Instead, I'm speaking about higher education ? making some of the same points that President Obama made the other day. Unfortunately, both fields...
  • Higher Education, R.I.P.

    02/23/2013 6:55:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    What ever happened to the medium once known as Little Magazines? This country once had a select group of literary and political journals that represented the vanguard of American thought and art. Some were both literary and political. High Culture, it was called when there was still such a thing. For example, the old and much-missed Partisan Review. Its first issue as an independent journal in 1937 included Delmore Schwartz's short story, "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities," a poem by Wallace Stevens, and pieces by Lionel Trilling, Sidney Hook and Edmund Wilson -- once names to conjure with. Begun as the...
  • “Education Is The Key?” Assessing The Value Of A College Degree In A Tumultuous Economy

    01/06/2013 3:28:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2012 | Austin Hill
    Half of recent college graduates can’t find employment. Those who find a job often settle for something less than a “college level job.” So what good is a college education, anyway, in our very unstable economy? As 2013 launches with more federal government debt and American businesses guessing when the next punitive regulatory show will drop, most Americans are ignoring an area of societal upheaval that is poised to get more intense. Increasingly, Americans are wondering how essential it is for one to possess a college degree. The upheaval transcends what you’ll read in the occasional “top paying” and...
  • College students learn of Obama's secret Pell Grant cuts

    11/29/2012 6:39:53 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day. During the recent campaign, President Obama claimed credit for increasing funding to the Pell Grant program, which provides college funds, free from repayment, to millions of students. However, an email sent out Tuesday to some Dallas college students is revealing a detail the President forgot to mention: the time a student can receive a Pell Grant has been cut, by as much as three years. With Pell Grants for the fall semester now dispersed, colleges are informing...
  • Senate Fiddles While College Debt Explodes

    11/19/2012 6:41:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    America’s accumulated college-loan debt will surpass $1 trillion this year; what is our leadership doing about it? The Obama Administration took over the student loan market and expanded Pell Grants, but hasn’t accomplished anything to address the root cause of the crisis: exploding college fees and related costs. The only thing they’ve done is criticize innovators and entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), chaired by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), issued a new report calling into question the costs and performance of For-Profit universities. There are actually hundreds of these schools, perhaps the most well-known being...
  • Petition Colleges To Allow Diplomas To Be Traded Back for 100% tuition Refunds (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2012 6:15:16 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    White House Petition ^ | November 12, 2012 | Staff
    Full title: We petition the obama administration to: provide University graduates ability to trade their diplomas back for 100% tuition refunds. We petition the obama administration to: provide University graduates ability to trade their diplomas back for 100% tuition refunds. Because of the inability of recent college graduates to find gainful employment in order to repay their college debt, and since this college debt cannot be eliminated in bankruptcy, and most of the recent additions to the job market have been in service related industries, the Obama administration should take up the cause of reducing college debt and hold those...
  • Thousands of illegal immigrants paying in-state tuition rates also get Texas financial aid

    10/15/2012 11:02:04 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/15/12 | BRITTNEY MARTIN
    AUSTIN — Tea party conservatives will push next year to rescind a state law that allows illegal immigrants to pay state-resident tuition rates, and when they do, a little-known fact could be at the center of the debate: Students who aren’t citizens are also eligible for state financial aid. Nearly 2,500 students who are in the country illegally received more than $9.5 million in state higher education grants in fiscal year 2010, the most recent figures available from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. There were 16,476 illegal-immigrant students paying resident tuition rates, meaning more than 1 in 7 get...
  • The new American Helots

    06/15/2012 4:56:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2012 | David Hanson
    Ancient Sparta turned its conquered neighbors into indentured serfs -- half free, half slave. The resulting Helot underclass produced the food of the Spartan state, freeing Sparta's elite males to train for war and the duties of citizenship. Over the last few decades, we've created our modern version of these Helots -- millions of indebted young Americans with little prospect of finding permanent well-paying work, servicing their enormous college debts or reaping commensurate financial returns on their costly educations. Student-loan debts now average about $25,000 per graduating senior. But the percentage of youths 16 to 24 who are working (about...
  • The government's college money pit

    04/29/2012 4:29:17 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 29, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    IF INSANITY is doing the same thing again and again but expecting a different outcome, then the federal government's strategy for keeping higher education affordable is crazier than Norman Bates. For decades, American politicians have waxed passionate on the need to put college within every family's reach. To ensure that anyone who wants to go to college will be able to foot the bill, Washington has showered hundreds of billions of dollars into student aid of all kinds -- grants and loans, subsidized work-study jobs, tax credits and deductions. Today, that shower has become a monsoon. As Neal McCluskey points...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protester Wants College Paid For Because That’s What He Wants

    Today Rush Limbaugh aired a brilliant clip of a clueless Occupy Wall Street protester who wants people to pay for his college tuition because “that’s what he wants.” Check out the video:
  • The 43% college tuition income tax rate

    09/27/2011 12:20:51 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    http://npc.fas.harvard.edu/ ^ | September 23, 2011 | me
    Like many wealthy universities, Harvard offers only "need-based" financial aid, which means that rich parents need to pay much more than poor ones. Using the calculator at the site listed above, you can estimate the marginal income tax rate Harvard imposes. Assuming zero student assets, Harvard expects parents to contribute 10% of income up to $150K, which is $15K for parents earning $150K. Above that level, the marginal income tax is much higher. Parents earning $235K are expected to pay $52K. The marginal tax rate for income rising to $150K to $235K is (52-15)/(235-150) = 43.5% . This is of...
  • State Schools Rethink Fees (want to charge "the rich" more)

    12/28/2010 5:31:05 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies · 4+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 28, 2010 | CLARE ANSBERRY
    Public universities across the U.S. are arguing for freedom to reap more revenue and create more efficiencies to offset dwindling state dollars. One way, they say, is to raise tuition. At California University of Pennsylvania, a 158-year-old state school serving 9,400 students, enrollment is rising for all but the poorest students, which, in part, has led to a novel idea: replace the "low tuition for all" policy with a market-rate policy. University officials say students from wealthier families could afford to pay more than the average $5,804 annual tuition at the state's 14 universities. Fresh revenue from the higher tuition,...
  • As College Fees Climb, Aid Does Too

    10/28/2010 5:23:45 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 28, 2010 | TAMAR LEWIN
    As their state financing dwindled, four-year public universities increased their published tuition and fees almost 8 percent this year, to an average of $7,605, according to the College Board’s annual reports. When room and board are included, the average in-state student at a public university now pays $16,140 a year. At private nonprofit colleges and universities, tuition rose 4.5 percent to an average of $27,293, or $36,993 with room and board. The good news in the 2010 “Trends in College Pricing” and “Trends in Student Aid” reports is that fast-rising tuition costs have been accompanied by a huge increase in...
  • Colo. tuition will rise

    04/23/2010 12:09:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 341+ views
    ap ^ | April 23, 2010 | STEVEN K. PAULSON
    Colorado lawmakers this week unveiled a major overhaul of the state's college tuition program that seeks to raise an additional $300 million by requiring parents and students to pay more. Lawmakers announced the move as a way to help the state cover a projected $1.7 billion budget shortfall next fall. If approved, the measure would go into effect this November. In exchange, colleges would have to meet strict goals for graduation and employment of students or they would have to roll back tuition increases. it's not unreasonable to ask students to work 10 hours a week during the semester and...
  • The False Security of Prepaying Tuition

    02/20/2010 10:53:54 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies · 293+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 20, 2010 | Jane J. Kim
    ... Across the nation, college prepaid plans are operating in the red, putting their promises to investors like Ms. Lambert in jeopardy. For now, the states still are paying tuition as they agreed. But the fine print in some state contracts gives them some wiggle room to pay out less than the promised amounts. "There's an aura of guarantee around many of these programs," said Tim Ranzetta of Student Lending Analytics. "But when you dig into it, it's often a lot less than you'd expect." Prepaid plans—a type of 529 plan where qualified educational distributions are tax free—allow families to...
  • The Case Against Mortarboarding

    07/24/2009 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies · 1,093+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    I have received a number of e-mails over the years from disgruntled parents griping about the left-wing indoctrination their kids are forced to undergo at colleges and universities all over America. One minute, it seems the kids are sane, or at least as sane as one can expect of 18-year-olds, and the next thing you know they’re parroting the likes of Ward Churchill, William Ayers and Noam Chomsky, bad-mouthing America and yodeling the praises of such left-wing troglodytes as Hugo Chavez, the Castro brothers and Barack Obama. I feel their frustration. Even if the little nincompoops can’t do long division...
  • College in Need Closes a Door to Needy Students (charges $50K/year)

    06/10/2009 5:04:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies · 1,037+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 9, 2009 | Jonathan D. Glater
    The admissions team at Reed College, known for its free-spirited students, learned in March that the prospective freshman class it had so carefully composed after weeks of reviewing essays, scores and recommendations was unworkable. Money was the problem. Too many of the students needed financial aid, and the college did not have enough. So the director of financial aid gave the team another task: drop more than 100 needy students before sending out acceptances, and substitute those who could pay full freight. The whole idea of excluding a student simply because of money clashed with the college’s ideals, Leslie Limper,...
  • Fiscal crunch takes toll on students ($51,196 a year to attend Skidmore!!!)

    04/05/2009 12:38:43 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 72 replies · 1,980+ views
    Daily Gazette ^ | April 5, 2009 | Lee Coleman
    CAPITAL REGION — Private liberal arts colleges, including Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs and Union College in Schenectady, are seeing a decline in admission applications and increased requests for financial aid. “It’s no surprise, looking at the economic climate,” said Robert Shorb, associate dean and director of student aid and family finance at Skidmore. Some students’ parents have lost their jobs, he said. Some families’ college investments have declined dramatically with the stock market. At the same time, the small liberal arts colleges have also lost money on their endowment investments. Skidmore’s $223 million endowment, for example, is down 23...
  • Savings May Fall, but Tuition Just Keeps Rising

    03/21/2009 6:53:36 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies · 1,990+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2009 | Phyllis Korkki
    Saving money for retirement is hard enough. Saving money on top of that to send children to college can seem downright impossible — especially if you look at the nation’s ever-climbing tuition rates. In actual dollars during the 1977-78 school year, the price of tuition, room and board averaged about $1,900 a year at public, degree-granting institutions, and nearly $4,200 at their private counterparts. Compare that with 2007-8: Rates were estimated to be about $11,600 for public institutions and about $29,900 at private ones, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Even adjusting for inflation (in 2006-7 dollars, below),...
  • More of the Same Old Thing (higher college costs)

    02/12/2009 10:21:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 318+ views
    Center for College Affordability and Productivity ^ | February 12, 2009 | Richard Vedder
    I read that the University of Massachusetts is raising its tuition rates by 15 percent, while Dartmouth College is raising theirs by "only" five percent. This is in a year in which the Consumer Price Index rose by only 0.1 percent, the smallest increase in over a half a century. It is more of the same old thing. Raise real tuition fees a lot. If legislatures won't let universities do it, they do it anyhow through the back door --new fees and charges. Slim down staff a tad, give small or no salary increases. But do not try to make...
  • Immigration debate overshadows military tuition bill

    04/10/2008 9:57:18 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 75+ views
    journalstar.com ^ | 4-9-2008 | Nancy Hicks
    Though an immigration bill didn’t make it to the full Legislature this year, the issue was debated Wednesday as senators discussed a National Guard education-related bill. Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers used the time to correct the record. Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford used the time to point out the importance immigration will have in legislative races. And Lincoln Sen. DiAnna Schimek used the time to encourage Congress to work out a humane and compassionate solution for the immigrant issue. Twenty-eight students — illegal immigrants because their parents brought them illegally to the U.S. — attend University of Nebraska campuses and pay...
  • 2 Students Convicted in Bank Robbery

    12/04/2007 8:54:55 PM PST · by OCC · 18 replies · 285+ views
    examiner.com ^ | Dec 4, 2007
    CINCINNATI (Map, News) - Two college students say the high cost of tuition led them to rob a bank. The men pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated robbery and six charges of kidnapping. They face 20 years in prison when sentenced Dec. 27. Andrew Butler, 20, a student at the University of Toledo, told Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Steve Martin on Monday that tuition increases outpaced his scholarships and financial aid. Christopher Avery, 22, a student at the University of Cincinnati, said he couldn't pay for summer classes after an internship at a grocery store fell through. "I...
  • WashPost: Republican Immigration Critic Spoke 'In Anger,' Democrat Had 'Fervor of a Preacher'

    03/28/2007 11:40:45 AM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 1 replies · 152+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 28, 2007 | Ken Shepherd
    For today's lesson in bias by labeling, class, turn to today's "Annapolis Notebook" in the March 28 Washington Post. It's there that reporter Lisa Rein skewed her portrayal of a debate over tuition for illegal aliens in favor of the liberal Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly, with everything from watering down the label "illegal immigrant" to painting Republicans as angry partisans and Democrats as righteously angry protecters of the underprivileged. While the headline reads: "House Heats Up Over Bill to Give Illegal Immigrants In-State Tuition," Rein herself chooses the term "undocumented immigrants," even though, well, they apparently must have...
  • Democrats to offer permanent tax cut

    11/30/2006 10:18:39 PM PST · by xtinct · 90 replies · 2,799+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12-1-06 | Charles Hurt
    Democrats have long attacked President Bush for the historic tax cuts he ushered through Congress during his first term and have promised to reverse at least some of them. But among their top priorities when they take over Congress next month is passing a permanent tax cut of their own. Included in their "Six for '06" platform that they say helped them win majorities in the House and Senate, Democrats promised to: "Make college tuition deductible from taxes, permanently." Their tax cut promise is neither an election-year gimmick, Democrats say, nor a reversal in their long-standing opposition to Mr. Bush's...
  • Democrats to Push Pocketbook Issues

    11/19/2006 1:12:22 AM PST · by xtinct · 22 replies · 788+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11-19-06 | Amy Goldstein and Lyndsey Layton
    After retrieving control of Congress for the first time in a dozen years, Democrats will set out to redefine the domestic agenda through policies they say would address the economic needs of middle- and working-class Americans. Striving for a few quick legislative victories in January and longer-term goals whose details -- and viability -- are not yet certain, Democratic lawmakers want to shift the dialogue on Capitol Hill to workers' pay, college tuition, health-care costs, retirees' income and other issues that touch ordinary families. Their success is not assured. Democrats will hold a tenuous 51 to 49 majority in the...
  • Making Money Off of Students

    06/24/2006 5:51:47 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 226+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 22, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    How many ways can you think of to make money off of students? Well, here's another. I read a report the other day where an independent college counselor in Oregon charged up to $36,000 per student to just help him get into college -- no guarantee! Holy cow! I am definitely in the wrong business. Well, I might be in the right business (education), but I am doing the wrong thing. No matter that the price of college tuition, not to mention room and board and flights back and forth for the holidays and dorm furnishings and cars and and...
  • The Great American College Tuition Rip-Off < Funding the New Professoriate Elites >

    03/21/2005 4:15:13 PM PST · by Helms · 63 replies · 2,225+ views
    Magic City News ^ | Mar 3, 2005, 17:56 | By Paul Streitz
    The Great American College Tuition Rip-Off By Paul Streitz Mar 3, 2005, 17:56 “How am I going to pay for my kid’s education?” is a nerve-wracking concern to most middle-class parents. “Why do college tuitions keep going up?” they ask. College tuitions have risen above the rate of inflation for twenty-years, not because costs have gone up, but because higher education has found that parents will continually pay more for their children’s education. If you are charging a dollar a doughnut at your store, and you double the price, and the line does not go down, you keep raising the...
  • Students at 30 Catholic colleges concerned with decline of moral values

    02/08/2005 7:27:16 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 1 replies · 630+ views
    TFP ^ | 02-08-05 | TFP Student Action
    Hanover, Penn., – Moral values are being undermined at 30 Catholic colleges during the weeks surrounding St. Valentine’s day. In fact, many students are afflicted by a play called “The V***** Monologues,” which is scheduled to be held on Catholic campuses throughout the country. (Asterisks added for the sake of modesty). TFP Student Action – a conservative organization of Catholic inspiration – is opposing the play, urging its members on 375 campuses to protest. According to the group’s web site: “In one scene, a woman describes her seduction by a lesbian woman when she was 16 years old, declaring it...
  • Massachusetts: Illegal aliens seek in-state tuition rate.

    12/14/2004 8:43:54 AM PST · by television is just wrong · 44 replies · 956+ views
    Steinreport.com, Boston Globe ^ | Dec, 9, 2004 | Elise Castelli
    STEIN REPORT XXXXX Friday, December 10 2004 13:10:34 ET XXXXX MASS. ILLEGAL ALIENS SEEK IN-STATE TUITION RATE "Advocates for immigrants and refugees yesterday renewed their demand for cheaper, in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants at state colleges, saying the results of the fall elections show that the Legislature can pass the measure without political damage," the Boston Globe reports. "The in-state tuition bill, which was refiled Dec. 1, would allow immigrant students who have lived in Massachusetts for three years and graduated from a Massachusetts high school to pay in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges, regardless of their immigration status....
  • Elizabeth Edwards

    10/24/2004 1:31:22 PM PDT · by nelibeli · 18 replies · 589+ views
    C-Span | 10/24/04 | beliieli
    Mrs. Edwards talking to town hall meeting in Pennsylvania....
  • Leap Year Brings Tuition Hikes, Waiting Period for Abortion in Texas

    12/29/2003 8:53:40 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 236+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 12-29-03 | Vertuno, Jim, AP
    Leap year brings tuition hikes, waiting period for abortion By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press Writer AUSTIN New college tuition rates and a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions represent significant changes in Texas policy in 2004. After months of planning, the new laws take effect Jan. 1, rather than September, like most Texas laws. Other changes include a ban on driving on dry riverbeds and how insurers score credit ratings. The Republican-led Legislature loosened its grip on tuition-setting power to allow universities to set their own rates to offset $558 million in state cuts to higher education. Supporters appreciated...
  • College Tuitions Jump As States Trim Budgets

    10/22/2002 6:29:28 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 162+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/22/02 | Michael A. Fletcher
    Squeezed by state budget cuts and dwindling endowments, four-year public colleges and universities raised their tuitions and fees by an average of 9.6 percent for the current school year -- the largest price hike in a decade, the College Board reported yesterday. The tuition increases were accompanied by a 6 percent jump in room-and-board charges, raising the average annual cost of attending a four-year public university for students who live on campus to $9,663 -- $672 more than last fall. The tuition increases at public schools outpaced those at the nation's private, four-year colleges and universities, where tuition rose 5.8...