Explore the debate and science of College Costs.

February 14, 2024

A Comment on the College Cost Reduction Act

Teresa R. Manning

The College Cost Reduction Act is a decent starting point to address escalating costs in American higher education, but it is not a home run. 

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January 30, 2024

Tuition and Transparency

Kali Jerrard

How the House Republicans’ most recent higher education plan might be a step in the right direction.

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August 22, 2023

CounterCurrent: The Myth of State Disinvestment

Chance Layton

Overspending and financial mismanagement, not state disinvestment, has caused college tuition increases.

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September 15, 2021

The Student Debt Relief Band-Aid

Teresa R. Manning

Student debt forgiveness doesn't resolve the problem of skyrocketing tuition.

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March 30, 2020

Coronavirus and Tuition Refunds: What are Students Really Paying For?

David Welch

Students are demanding tuition refunds, but university administrators argue that students are still receiving their degree value. Which is it? 

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March 6, 2020

Donors Should Abandon Their Ivy League Alma Maters

Amy L. Wax

These schools serve only a fraction of Americans, but they raise $44B a year through endowments and guzzle mightily from the federal trough.

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March 3, 2020

Trump Proposes New Student Debt Regulations

David Acevedo

President Trump recently unveiled his 2021 budget proposal, which contains a number of regulations designed to curb the student debt crisis.

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October 21, 2019

The Ivory Debtors' Prison

Neetu Arnold

Administrative bloat and extraneous spending by colleges and universities are draining the American middle class while enriching administrators and politicians. 

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September 3, 2019

The College Board is Abandoning 'Adversity Scores'—But Not Completely

National Association of Scholars

The College Board backtracks but continues to push a new adversity score regime. David Randall gets the scoop in RealClearEducation.

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November 21, 2017

What the Tax-Reform Law Could do to Higher Education

Peter Wood

The new tax-reform bill has the potential to reshape the landscape of higher education. 

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