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Publicly funded research for a price

Apr 28, 2009
Publicly funded research doesn't seem so public when the public has to pay to read the results in a journal. A proposed law would help publishing companies preserve their business models, but it would limit public access to the research. Janet Babin reports.
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Space dwindling at community colleges

Apr 27, 2009
State funding for community colleges has not been able to keep up with the rapidly increasing pace of enrollment. Dan Grech visits Miami-Dade College, where management is considering repealing an unwritten contract not to turn anyone away.
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Are college students credit-conscious?

Apr 17, 2009
College is the place most people first experience using credit. As part of the series Road To Ruin, Tess Vigeland asks students at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. about their credit knowledge.
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Effects of the recession on college costs

Apr 1, 2009
The economic crisis is making some families rethink the costs of college. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Don Heller, director for the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State, about how the economy is affecting universities and students.
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Tuition costs hurting students, colleges

Apr 1, 2009
Many private colleges don't have big endowments, so they rely on student tuition to pay the bills. But in this bad economy, students and their families are struggling with tuition and financial aid. Emily Hanford reports.
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Job market tough for China's new grads

Apr 1, 2009
China's colleges have seen a glut of enrollment in the past decade, but graduates looking for white-collar work are finding it hard to find anything. Scott Tong finds out what the 12 percent of unemployed graduates are doing.
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From 4-year to community college

Mar 31, 2009
Often, many students transfer from a community college to a four-year university. But in these tough times, some students are taking the opposite path. Emily Hanford reports from a college in Maryland.
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Community colleges do it cheaper

Mar 31, 2009
As the cost of college tuition continues to climb, students and their families are beginning to explore more affordable options for education. Emily Hanford reports how community colleges are stealing the thunder of larger institutions.
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Weighing the costs of a college degree

Mar 30, 2009
As college admissions letters are sent out, high school seniors and their families must weigh the prospect of going deep into debt for a degree. Emily Hanford reports from one school in Maryland.
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Sallie Mae changes payment rules

Mar 27, 2009
Sallie Mae announced that it's changing rules about when student loans need to start being paid back. Tess Vigeland talks to Mark Kantrowitz of FinAid.org about what it means for students entering and graduating from college.
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