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Scholarly Savings: Strategic Purchasing for Universities

Scholarly Savings: Strategic Purchasing for Universities
Source: IBISWorld

Governors are making serious cuts this year to balance state budgets – and one of the biggest items on the chopping block is higher education.

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Business And Economics

Overdraft U: Student Bank Accounts Often Loaded With High Overdraft Fees

Overdraft U: Student Bank Accounts Often Loaded With High Overdraft Fees
Source: Center for Responsible Lending

Some colleges and banks enter into exclusive agreements to offer students checking accounts – usually these accounts come furnished with a debit card that prominently displays the school logo and can sometimes be used as student ID.

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Consumer Issues

In California Budget Plan, Brown Wins Deal on Tuition Freeze for In-State Students

Ending a standoff over whether tuition at the University of California schools would rise, Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that he would send millions more dollars to the university system than he had proposed earlier this year, in exchange for a tuition freeze for in-state students in the 10-campus system.

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Postsecondary

The Growth in College Costs Is Slowing, Particularly for Poorer Families

In a recent Wall Street Journal interview, President Mitch Daniels of Purdue University said, “For decades college tuition has outpaced inflation, forcing students to increase their borrowing.” While this sort of hyperbole is rampant in the media, it’s disconcerting, to say the least, coming from a college president.

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Postsecondary

State Higher Ed Cuts to Widen Degree Gap

A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released Wednesday warns that persistent cuts to state higher ed budgets will widen the gap of college degree attainment.

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Postsecondary