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Automatic Cuts Jeopardize Military Service Members' Tuition Benefits

While most programs receiving federal education dollars won’t feel the impacts of sequestration cuts until next school year, there are two exceptions: Head Start programming — we’ve been reporting on that — and military education. In the Vincennes Sun-Commercial, Annie McMindes writes: Vincennes University will have fewer active-duty servicemen taking classes as a result of the [...]

University Presidents Make Statehouse Appeal For Higher Education Funding

The campus of Indiana University East / Ivy Tech Community College / Purdue University College of Technology in Richmond.

Indiana’s public university presidents are at the statehouse this week making their appeals for increased funding. From Indiana Public Broadcasting‘s Brandon Smith: A common theme among the university presidents Wednesday was proving to lawmakers that their school is working to reduce the cost of college for its students. Acting Purdue President Tim Sands says one [...]

How Shrinking State Budgets Drive College Tuition Hikes

The Campus Center at IUPUI's downtown Indianapolis campus.

It may seem like an obvious connection — more state budget cuts equal more students shouldering the burden in the form of tuition — but the statement is part of a much more complicated debate about what’s causing the cost of college to soar.

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