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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.

Public School, Private Sector: How IU's Possible Parking Deal Fits In With A Bigger Trend

A rainy morning in the IU Bloomington parking lot.

It’s hard to start this post without full disclosure: StateImpact Indiana is part of WFIU, the public radio station funded by Indiana University — and we’re all (proud?) IU Bloomington parking pass-holders. From the AP: Indiana University is considering following Ohio State University’s lead by leasing parking spaces to a private operator in exchange for a […]

IU Will Offer Discounted Summer Tuition Again

After their first year of offering tuition breaks to students taking summer courses at its campuses statewide, Indiana University officials announced Thursday the school will offer the discount again next year. University officials announced the 25 percent discount last October as an incentive to help students save money and stay on track to graduate while utilizing […]

How The Classes You Didn't Take Affect The Value Of Your Degree

Quick show of hands: Did you take a foreign language in college? How about a history class? Any math at all? As Andrea Neal opines at Indiana Economic Digest, there may not be that many hands in the air. College costs and student debt levels are (Duh!) rising — so weighed against these trends, Neal wonders why statistics […]

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