How to combat the cost of rising college tuition

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How to combat the cost of rising college tuition
News from Fenton Tri County Times:
In the past, student debt has often been viewed as a “good” kind of debt, because it is supposed to promise a better future. However, with two-thirds of students with four-year degrees graduating with an average $ 23,186 debt, according to FinAid.org, their own financial futures may be in jeopardy.

 With a traditional repayment period of about 20 years, some of these students may struggle to buy a home, fund their own children’s education and save for retirement.

 Some families are trying to limit their student debt by opting for two-year degrees. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the portion of middle-income students that enrolled in four-year colleges has dropped, while their enrollment in two-year colleges has risen, over the last decade.

How to save money on college tuition

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Let the open debate on higher education flourish
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Let the open debate on higher education flourish

Posted on 13 July 2011 by admin

By Ronald L. Trowbridge, Ph.D.

The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education recently formed to defend the status quo against the efforts of university regents to promote transparency and accountability in higher education.
Yet there is much about the status quo that simply cannot be defended.
Higher education today needs reform in two ways. First, by reducing its staggeringly and unnecessarily high costs; and second, by increasing instructional quality, which has suffered as many good professors have taken themselves out of the classroom to be replaced with inexperienced part-timers and teaching assistants.
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