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More Colleges Crack the $90K Threshold
Some Colleges Cost
$95K This Year

Some Colleges Cost $95K This Year

Wealthy families face a hefty bill, though lower-income students are getting bigger breaks

(Newser) - As more than 2 million graduating high school students from across the United States finalize their decisions on what college to attend this fall, many are facing jaw-dropping costs—in some cases, as much as $95,000. A number of private colleges—some considered elite and others middle-of-the-pack—have exceeded...

Dramatic Tuition Cuts Expose a Pricing 'Feint'

Almost nobody pays the full price, reports 'New York Times'

(Newser) - Those applying to college over the next few months may notice many private institutions have slashed tuition fees amid the rising cost of living and growing skepticism about whether a degree is worth the cost. But as the New York Times reports, there's more to the price cut than...

Tears Flow as 3rd-Graders Surprised With Free College

It's the second such gift from Arizona's Rosztoczy Foundation—and not the last

(Newser) - A group of 63 third-graders in Phoenix, Ariz., have just been offered a full ride to college. And don't worry, the offer did not come from the overpromising Michael Scott . Instead, it's from Arizona's Rosztoczy Foundation , a private family organization with a history of following through, per...

Dollywood to Pay Education Tab for Workers

All 11K employees will have college tuition, books, and other costs covered

(Newser) - "Learn more" is one of the principles Dolly Parton laid out for her foundation. Dollywood employees will now receive help achieving that goal, CBS News reports. Tuition, fees, and books will be covered for all Dollywood workers who want to continue their education. The offer applies to seasonal, part-time,...

Amazon Ups Ante in Hiring, to Full Tuition

In a new hiring incentive, four-year degrees will be covered

(Newser) - Amazon's chief financial officer said this summer that to keep staffing up during the pandemic, "We're spending a lot of money on signing and incentives." The cost of staying hired up will be going up, after Amazon announced Thursday that it will pay the full cost...

As Competition for Workers Heats Up, Target Offers Debt-Free Education

Company says it will cover entire cost of 250 business-related programs

(Newser) - With competition for retail workers heating up, Target has joined a growing number of employers, including rival Walmart , offering free college tuition. The retail giant says it plans to invest $200 million over the next four years in a program to offer " debt-free undergraduate degrees " and free textbooks,...

Walmart to Pick Up Cost of Tuition for Employees

Workers in the program stay longer and are promoted more often, company says

(Newser) - Walmart is stepping up its effort to help employees wanting to earn college degrees by fully covering the cost of tuition and books. The company announced a nearly $1 billion five-year investment on Tuesday, the Washington Post reports, with employees able to pick from 10 academic partners like the University...

Tuition for Yale Drama School Is Now $0

David Geffen's $150M donation makes education free

(Newser) - Meryl Streep will now be able to say, "It wasn't like that when I was in school" without being melodramatic. Yale Drama School announced Wednesday that it will no longer charge tuition, after receiving a $150 million donation from David Geffen. The free education begins this fall and...

USC Makes a 'High-Octane' Tuition Move

California private school will waive tuition for families making $80K or less a year

(Newser) - In what the Los Angeles Times calls a "high-octane" effort to open its doors to more middle- and low-income students, the University of South California announced a major initiative Thursday that will get rid of tuition for families earning $80,000 a year or less, starting with new students...

New Mexico Just Went 'Bold' on College

With legislative approval, tuition will be free at all state schools for everyone, regardless of income

(Newser) - A good number of US states are already on board with offering free tuition at state schools to students who financially qualify, but one state just put forward what Slate calls a "bold plan" that surpasses the others. The New York Times reports that New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan...

He Died With No Descendants, Now Has 33 'Kids'

'Dale's Kids' honor frugal Iowa carpenter who changed their lives

(Newser) - Dale Schroeder died in 2005 with no descendants, though 33 Iowans who never knew the man now consider themselves "Dale's Kids." It's a heartwarming tale that began when the unmarried Schroeder—who worked as a carpenter in Des Moines for 67 years—walked into his lawyer'...

How Corporations Killed Lower Tuitions
Universities Could
Have Lowered
They Didn't

Universities Could Have Lowered Tuitions—but They Didn't

Online courses gave them the chance

(Newser) - Think college debt is killing America? Then consider how universities missed the chance to lower tuitions—by hoarding a secret windfall and giving the rest to companies you've likely never heard of, HuffPost reports. Called "online program managers," or OPMs, the companies create online courses for such...

What New York Is Doing for College-Age Maria Victims

Tuition help being offered to displaced students at 64 state universities

(Newser) - Mainland US universities are offering a helping hand to students in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands affected by Hurricane Maria. Some schools are granting students discounted tuition at the rate for in-state residents; others are waiving tuition altogether for a semester, NPR reports. Tuition help is being offered...

10 States With the Most Student Debt

Sorry, Delaware pupils

(Newser) - The average American college student owed $28,950 at graduation in 2014—but students in some states are even worse off. 24/7 Wall St. rounds up the top 10 states with the most student debt on average—based on 2014 numbers from the Institute for College Access and Success—noting...

Mass. High School Student Begging for College Tuition

That's not an exaggeration

(Newser) - Emily Stutz is begging to get into college—as in really begging. On Saturday, the high school senior from Lowell, Mass., was at a shopping center holding a sign that read: "H.S. Senior. No $ for College. Anything helps," reports CBS Boston . "My first day outside...

The 'Million Student March' Is Happening

Protesters want free tuition, student debt forgiveness, and more

(Newser) - Across the country Thursday, students will be walking out of classrooms as part of the "Million Student March." The demonstrations were planned as a protest against student loan debt, with students calling for not only tuition-free education at public colleges and forgiveness of student loans, but also for...

Recent Grads Who Think Degree Was Worth It: Just 38%

But there is one thing that makes a big difference

(Newser) - Just 38% of recent college graduates (from 2006 on) "strongly agree" that their education was worth its price, a new Gallup-Purdue Index study finds, and 8% felt strongly that it wasn't worth it. The number rises to 50% for all college graduates (more than 30,000 total) who...

CEO Offers Free Tuition for Employees' Kids

No strings attached for workers at Boxed

(Newser) - While some companies provide employees with free lunches or gym memberships, Boxed co-founder and CEO Chieh Huang is taking swag up a notch by providing college educations for his employees’ children. The wholesale delivery service exec decided that the best way to better his employees’ lives was not to raise...

These Students Can Now Go to Stanford for Free

Families who make less than $125K don't have to contribute

(Newser) - Stanford already had a relatively generous financial aid program, and now it's become more so. Families don't have to contribute to tuition if they make less than $125,000 a year and have less than $300,000 in assets, excluding retirement accounts. If they make less than $65,...

Parents Must Pay Tuition for Estranged Daughter, 21

Michael Ricci, Maura McGarvey are appealing NJ judge's decision

(Newser) - New Jersey's Caitlyn Ricci appeared to take inspiration from Rachel Canning when she sued her parents for college tuition earlier this year—but Ricci won. The 21-year-old hasn't spoken to her divorced parents, Michael Ricci and Maura McGarvey, since February 2013, when she moved out of her mother'...

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