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How Shrinking State Budgets Drive College Tuition Hikes

The Campus Center at IUPUI's downtown Indianapolis campus. (Kyle Stokes)

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

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 […]

Report Finds $32 Billion In Federal Aid Goes To For-Profit Universities

Two reports out this week tell us more about students borrowing to attend for-profit universities. The Consumerist writes a two-year investigation by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions released Monday revealed $32 billion in federal aid goes to for-profit schools each year. The report, entitled “The Failure to Safeguard the Federal Investment and Ensure […]

Five Ways Paying For College Has Changed In The Last Five Years

Sallie Mae released its annual look at how America pays for college earlier this week. About 1,600 students and parents responded to a survey that asked about college costs and financing. The student loan lender started conducting the research in 2008. Here are five ways paying for college has changed in the last five years.

Weekly Planner: IU Trustees To Hear Update On Student Debt This Week

Coming Up This Week Wednesday: A two-day meeting of the Indiana University Trustees on the IU Northwest campus in Gary will begin with an update from top administrators about student debt. As treasurer MaryFrances McCourt (who will present Wednesday) told StateImpact back in April, the university is looking for better ways to raise students’ awareness of the […]

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