Here’s a financial summary I gave Tom Weber this morning in advance of the University of Minnesota‘s release of a key administrative-spending analysis today, and regents’ vote tomorrow on next year’s budget. We’ve thrown in a little MnSCU info as well as well.
MPR’s Michael Caputo asks on Insight Now whether college is something for everyone or just a select few. The feds are pushing for more college graduates. But some question the money spent on those who just end up dropping out — and raise the question of whether we’re pushing too many unmotivated, unprepared students toward Read more →
This from Lynn O’Shaughnessy, columnist and the author of “The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price,” as quoted in the Washington Post‘s higher-ed blog Class Struggle: “Many high school counselors know precious little about financing a college degree [and] ….. seem to be intimidated by financial Read more →
roblisameehan via Flickr Cough it up A conversation is heating up on Facebook over reporter Tim Post’s story on how some students are relying on their grandparents to help pay for college. Most of the back-and-forth appears to be about whether today’s college students are working hard enough to pay for their own education. Are they Read more →
Sallie Mae Where the money for college comes from When the annual Sallie Mae “How America Pays for College” survey was released this week, it targeted the most crucial element in American higher education today: how much it costs and how to pay for it. College financing influences everything — what colleges students attend, what they study, how Read more →
PerfesserC via Wikimedia Commons A Navigate scholarship pays for Denise’s tuition at MCTC To get a deeper view of the struggle that illegal immigrants have in getting an education, check out this piece by MPR’s Sasha Aslanian on a student group that helps illegal immigrants get into college and find ways to pay for it. Read more →
User:K.lee via Wikimedia Commons Planned obsolescence — not just for appliances anymore In light of the recent federal legislation to reduce the cost of textbooks, The New York Times offers a series of essays in its Room for Debate feature on “The Real Cost of Textbooks.” The book publishers supported the legislation. But a number Read more →