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Explore the debate and science of College Costs.

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

John David

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

NAS

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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July 25, 2017

ACTA Releases New Report on College Costs

NAS

ACTA is publishing a new report on rising administrative costs in higher education.

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April 17, 2017

Under the Ivy

Peter Wood

Ivy League universities picked up $41.59 billion in taxpayer-funded payments. How do these universities spend their share of the public purse? 

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