How some colleges are trying to hold off another pandemic shutdown this fall

Sep 29, 2020
Testing, tracing, quarantine, masks, social distancing and student compliance are prerequisites for controlling COVID-19 on campus.
Students walk on campus at the University of South Carolina on Sept. 3. About 80% of private colleges' revenue comes from tuition and student fees — including dorms, dining and parking.
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Don't expect a tuition refund if your university moves classes online

Aug 19, 2020
Students may not be getting what they signed up for, but they're unlikely to get their money back.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill moved classes online after more than 100 students tested positive for COVID-19.
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Could reforming student loan debt provide a long-term U.S. economic boost?

Aug 10, 2020
U.S. policymakers may look to Europe for inspiration on reforming the higher education finance system.
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How pandemic-shuttered campuses can reopen

May 27, 2020
The Shanghai campus of New York University has resumed classes, but the environment and learning process are different.
A student at NYU's Shanghai campus sits alone in the library. Fewer seats are available, reflecting the school's effort to maintain social distancing.
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Which colleges say they'll reopen in the fall? And which ones are keeping classes online?

Location is a big factor. And closing down this semester cost universities billions.
Notre Dame University said it will be resuming in-person classes this fall.
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Chegg CEO: In the short term, COVID-19 will be "devastating" for higher ed

May 19, 2020
Dan Rosensweig, CEO of educational tech company Chegg, predicts COVID-19 will dramatically change higher education as we know it.
The campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is seen nearly empty as classes were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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How a college degree can change your relationship with your family

Sep 24, 2019
Heather Cantua Phillips owns more than both her parents combined, and that's put a strain on their relationship.
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Middle-class families are struggling to pay for college

Sep 24, 2019
"Indebted" delves into how the college affordability gap defines middle class life in America.
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States benefit economically from HBCUs, report finds

Jun 25, 2019
Historically black colleges and universities employ local residents, engage with local businesses and churn out high-earning graduates who stay in the area, the report says.
Howard University in Washington, D.C., is a historically black university.
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