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Small college Grinnell weighs big changes to financial aid

Oct 8, 2012
Grinnell is a very small liberal arts college in Iowa with a very big endowment: $1.4 billion. Why the financially sound institution is looking at how to control future costs.

Mining school alums blast Harvard-ians in yearly pay

Sep 18, 2012
Last year, Harvard graduates made less money per year than alumni from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology -- which costs about four times less than Harvard to attend.

Wesleyan University offers a three-year bachelor's degree

May 29, 2012
The elite -- and expensive -- university looks to give students a break, earning a top degree in less time.

Students on hunger strike to protest fee hikes

May 2, 2012
Students begin a hunger strike today to protest fee hikes at California State Universities. The fee hikes are not just in California.

Clarkson University backs student entrepreneurs

Apr 25, 2012
With the cost of college climbing, a small private school offers students a way to get smart, and build a business -- tuition-free.

Community college raises prices on popular classes

Mar 30, 2012
Now to a community college here in Southern California that has been losing funding from the state. And to make up for that, Santa Monica College is jacking up tuition for its most popular classes by 500 percent.

College is key to success

Mar 7, 2012
But commentator Robert Reich says access to college is being squeezed at a time the country needs it the most.

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Obama's big plan to make college affordable

Jan 27, 2012
In a speech at the University of Michigan, President Obama calls for rewarding colleges that do best at keeping tuition under control and graduating students. Those who do not perform well could see funding cut.

Soaring student loan debt has bankers nervous

Jan 12, 2012
As the cost of an education rises and students borrow to cover the costs, lenders worry about recouping funds.

California schools get hit again

Dec 14, 2011
The state will take another $200 million from public universities in the state. What's left to cut?