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How the immigration controversy could drive up the cost of college

Losing international students would cost U.S. universities billions in revenue

Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college

Make it easier to estimate real costs, and more students may take a chance on elite colleges

Tuition cooperatives: a new idea to tempt colleges to give discounts

Students could band together, pool resources and commit to a school as a group

Most colleges enroll many students who aren’t prepared for higher education

At more than 200 campuses, more than half of incoming students must take remedial courses

From the archives: Already languishing in red tape, refugee students now may be barred altogether from U.S.

Even without new restrictions, very few in this “lost generation” will ever get to study here

How do they do it? A few wealthy private colleges have found ways to serve many needy students without jeopardizing their financial health

Four elite private colleges are leading the way in graduating more low-income students.

Colleges are pushed to stand behind what they sell with money-back guarantees

As prices rise, pressure to make schools share risk is winning broad bipartisan support

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Budget cuts are taking the heaviest toll on colleges that serve the neediest students

States are disproportionately subsidizing schools whose students are wealthier, whiter

Students, feeling nickel-and-dimed, force new scrutiny of college fees

A handful of schools call a halt to unexpected fees that are rising faster than tuition

More universities and colleges reach out to boost their home communities

In a time of falling trust, the trend is in institutions’ self-interest as well as social interest

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