Higher education affordability

Federal higher-ed tax breaks now exceed cost of grants for lower-income students

Tax credits for tuition, other expenses disproportionately benefit higher-income families

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

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

A tough-to-swallow reason college keeps costing more: the price of meal plans

Students are having to fork over far more than what average Americans pay to eat

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In the heart of the Big Apple, a college’s president and students laud free tuition proposal

Reimagined: Prospects for middle-class membership, economic stability

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

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