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Private Colleges Focus on Affordability


New campus affordability measures are helping to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Tuition cuts and freezes, three-year degree programs, and more. Complete list





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2011 NAICU in the News

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DECEMBER

Rusk, Texas, Cherokeean Herald (Dec. 28, 2011)
Lon Morris placed on warned status by SACS (subs. req.)

Inside Higher Ed
(Dec. 21, 2011)
Presidential Candidate, Ph.D.

CNNMoney (Dec. 20, 2011)
Colleges pay presidents millions while raising tuition

Fond du Lac Reporter, Wis. (Dec. 16, 2011)
Marian University president DiSalvo named to NAICU board

Tyler, Texas, Morning Telegraph (Dec. 13, 2011)
College's Cash Problems Continue

Maclean's Magazine (Dec. 12, 2011)
Don't get stuck doing a Victory Lap

Jacksonville Daily Progress (Dec. 9, 2011)
Federal agency: LMC failed financial responsibility test for 2010

Tulane Hullabaloo (Dec. 9, 2011)
Cowen's pay falls within top 50 schools

KPCC 89.3 FM (Dec. 5, 2011)
Chapman University makes list of top 10 highest paid private college presidents

Associated Press (Dec. 5, 2011)
Private College Presidents' Pay up Modestly

New York Times (Dec. 4, 2011)
Private-College Presidents Getting Higher Salaries

Washington Post
(Dec. 4, 2011)
Survey: What presidents at private colleges earn

Fond du Lac, Wis., Reporter
(Dec. 4, 2011)
Marian's DiSalvo elected to board

Chicago Tribune
(Dec. 3, 2011)
More colleges offering a 4-year 'guarantee'

Kiplinger's Personal Finance
(December 2011)
Best Values in Private Colleges 2011-12

NOVEMBER

Duke Chronicle (Nov. 30, 2011)
Super committee failure, budget cuts to impact Duke

CNNMoney
(Nov. 28, 2011)
Want cheaper tuition? Find religion

Wall Street Journal
(Nov. 27, 2011)
Schools Offer Guarantees


Roosevelt Torch (Nov. 27, 2011)
Middleton's climbing compensation is a bad example for cash strapped University

Roosevelt Torch (Nov. 27, 2011)
Compensation questioned

Chattanooga Times Free Press (Nov. 17, 2011)
Sewanee freezes tuition for current students

Chattanoogan.com
(Nov. 16, 2011)
The University Of The South Freezes Tuition For Current Students

Daily Tarheel
(University of North Carolina) (Nov. 15, 2011)
Advocacy group runs initiative to save student aid

Pendulum
(Elon College) (Nov. 15, 2011)
Students encouraged to petition for Pell Grants

Daily Reveille
(Louisiana State University) (Nov. 10, 2011)
Petition created to protect federal aid

Village Soup
(Nov. 9, 2011)
Unity College President Stephen Mulkey Joins National "Save Student Aid" Movement

South Bend, Ind., Tribune
(Nov. 6, 2011)
Holy Cross, Bethel on watch list

Education Week
(Nov. 4, 2011)
Student Aid Emerges as Hot Political Topic

Michigan Daily
(Nov. 3, 2011)
Students petition for Congress to keep higher education aid

Chronicle of Higher Education
(Nov. 2, 2011)
Petition to Protect Federal Student Aid From Cuts Draws 36,000 Signatures

OCTOBER

Chestnut Hill, Pa., Local (October 28, 2011)
CH College misses passing grade on DOE 2010 test

Inside Higher Ed
(October 26, 2011)
A Shifting Burden

Bloomberg Businessweek
(October 25, 2011)
As State Funds Dry Up, College Costs Skyrocket

Allentown, Pa., Morning Call
(October 24, 2011)
Area colleges competing for adult students

Louisville, Ky., Business First
(October 21, 2011)
Bellarmine announces $100 million capital campaign

Charleston, W.Va., State Journal
(October 20, 2011)
2 W.Va. Schools Dispute Findings of Financial Inadequacies

Greensboro, N.C., News Record
(October 19, 2011)
Greensboro college fails a stability test

Burlington, Vt., Free Press (October 17, 2011)
Three Vermont schools of higher ed fall short in finances

Dubuque, Iowa, Telegraph Herald
(October 16, 2011)
Loras disputes financial rating

Buffalo News
(October 15, 2011)
Medaille vows four-year degree guarantee

Knoxville News Sentinel (October 15, 2011)
Carson-Newman protests failing financial grade received from feds

Ashland, Wis., Current
(October 13, 2011)
Northland President Responds To Poor Financial Report

Inside Higher Ed (October 13, 2011)
Colleges Fail U.S. Financial Test

Chronicle of Higher Education
(October 12, 2011)
180 Private Colleges Fail Education Dept.'s Latest Financial-Responsibility Test

Reuters
(October 10, 2011)
State colleges are a bargain-hunter's best higher-education dream

Fiscal Times (October 7, 2011)
The Case for Making Harvard Pay Taxes

College Reporter
(October 3, 2011)
The Future of Higher Education

SEPTEMBER

SmartMoney (September 30, 2011)
15 Colleges Offering Tuition Discounts

Omaha, Neb., World-Herald (September 28, 2011)
Diploma in 4 years - guaranteed

Fairfield University Mirror
(September 28, 2011)
Earn a College Degree in Four Years

Chattanooga, Tenn., Free Press
(September 25, 2011)
Scholarship cuts upset Sewanee students

Frontlines, USAID
(Sept./Oct. 2011 Issue)
Higher Education Partnerships Lift up Students, Small Businesses

Greensboro, N.C., News-Record
(September 16, 2011)
Colleges see flaws in test of stability

New York Times
(September 14, 2011)
Pay for Only 4 Years of College. Guaranteed.

Miami Herald
(September 14, 2011)
FIU opens 2 new sites in areas ‘where the students are'

Chronicle of Higher Education
(September 7, 2011)
Education Dept. Miscalculates 'Financial Responsibility' Scores, Private Colleges Say

Shreveport Times
(September 7, 2011)
Centenary College undergraduate enrollment holding steady

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
(September 4, 2011)
College students squeezed by rising fees, declining aid

Dayton Business Journal (September 2, 2011)
Wilberforce takes steps for future

AUGUST

Los Angeles Times (August 28, 2011)
USC to seek record-breaking donation total

University World News (August 28, 2011)
US: Pell saved, but graduate students suffer

Staunton, Va., News Leader (August 26, 2011)
Private colleges in Va. offer many incentives

Chronicle of Higher Education (August 13, 2011)
As Universities Globalize, Consortia Take On a New Meaning

Times Higher Education
(August 11, 2011)
US debt deal spares $37bn student aid scheme - for now

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Times Leader (August 8, 2011)
Keeping lid on tuition increases

Daily Bruin (UCLA) (August 8, 2011)
Pell Grant survives debt deal, but graduate student loans suffer

National Journal
(August 6, 2011)
College Buddies (subs. req.)

USA Today (August 2, 2011)
Debt deal cuts graduate loans to boost Pell grants

Chicago, Ill., Lake Forester
(August 2, 2011)
Local colleges push through tuition increases

Medill News Service
(August 1, 2011)
Amid debt-ceiling cuts, good news for Pell grants.

Inside Higher Ed
(August 1, 2011)
Short-Term Stability, But ...

Inside Higher Ed
(August 1, 2011)
Fighting the Non-University Master's

JULY

Wilmington News Journal, Ohio (July 15, 2011)
Mayor proclaims July 15 as 'Daniel A. DiBiasio and Chris Burns-DiBiasio Day'

The Jerusalem Post (July 8, 2011)
US academic leaders visit to learn 'complexity of region'

Air Force Times (July 7, 2011)
GI Bill fix worries vets' groups, schools, VA

JUNE

USA Today (June 30, 2011)
Tuition-hiking colleges have some explaining to do

NorthJersey.com (June 30, 2011)
Update: Three public colleges in New Jersey rank among the most expensive in the nation

CQ Roll Call (June 29, 2011)
Cost of Sustaining Pell Grants Makes Program Vulnerable to Budget Ax (subs. req.)

Chronicle of Higher Education (June 26, 2011)
Trust's Assumptions Are Unreasonable at Best

Toledo Blade (June 25, 2011)
BGSU trustees increase tuition

Wall Street Journal (June 25, 2011)
College Inflation

Bloomberg News (June 24, 2011)
U.S. College Tuition Rises 4.6%, Beating Inflation

Inside Higher Ed (June 24, 2011)
Slow Growing

New York Times (June 23, 2011)
Private College Costs Rising 4.6 Percent

Bloomberg Businessweek (June 23, 2011)
College: Less Expensive Than You Think?

Chronicle of Higher Education (June 23, 2011)
Tuition Increases 4.6% at Private Colleges, While Student Aid Grows 7%

Washington Post - College Inc., Blog (June 23, 2011)
Student aid rising faster than tuition

Washington Business Journal (June 23, 2011)
Private college tuition up 4.6%

Inside Higher Ed (June 16, 2011)
Possible Setback for Program Integrity Rules

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 5, 2011)
Pittsburghers seek to create an innovative low-cost college The Saxifrage School

MAY

Washington Post - College Inc. Blog (May 31, 2011)
Merit aid can ease college sticker shock

Chronicle of Higher Education - Letter to the Editor (May 29, 2011)
Presidents Are Focused on Challenges Ahead

Inside Higher Ed (May 25, 2011)
Policy Progress vs. Protecting Privacy

The New America (May 23, 2011)
DOE's Proposed Regulations Raise Student Privacy Concerns

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 22, 2011)
A Small College Tries, Tries Again to Land a President From a Shrinking Pool

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 20, 2011)
Pell Grants Face Cuts, Possible Overhaul

Burbank Leader (May 9, 2011)
Caps fly at Woodbury graduation

Inside Higher Ed (May 3, 2011)
Education Department Plans More Negotiations on Rules

Sioux City Journal (May 3, 2011)
Dordt's Zylstra to retire in 2012

APRIL

SmartMoney.com (Apr. 27, 2011)
The New Kids on Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education (Apr. 17, 2011)
Pepperdine U. Chooses Growth by Cutting

Quad News, (Quinnipiac University) (Apr. 17, 2011)
You Can't Put a Price on Education - Or Can You?

MARCH

California Aggie (Mar. 29, 2011)
Federal definition of 'credit hour' challenged

Lincoln Journal Star
(Mar. 23, 2011)
State education leaders sound alarm about Pell cuts

Temple News Oline (Mar. 15, 2011)
House bill aims to reduce federal student aid

Inside Higher Ed (Mar. 15, 2011)
Is Pell Too Big?

Columbus, Ind., The Republic (Mar. 14, 2011)
Huntington U. President Dowden says proposed rules on credit hours, state oversight troubling

Inside Higher Ed (Mar. 14, 2011)
Educators See Federal Overreach

Nashville Public Radio (Mar. 11, 2011)
Elite College Flees Tuition "Game"

Maryland Gazette (Mar. 10, 2011)
State set to lose $71 million in Pell college aid for students

Abilene Reporter-News (Mar. 8, 2011)
ACU ups tuition 10 percent

Diverse Magazine (Mar. 4, 2011)
Federal Shutdown Averted, But Some Education Cuts Take Effect

Chico Express News (Mar. 4, 2011)
GOP budget bill would cut Pell Grants

Inside Higher Ed (Mar. 2, 2011)
Rules Relief


FEBRUARY

Wall Street Journal (Feb. 28, 2011)
College Cries Foul Over a Copycat

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Feb. 27, 2011)
Colleges, students fear grant cuts

Wall Street Journal (Feb. 26, 2011)
College Cries Foul Over a Copycat

The Hoya (Feb. 25, 2011)
Sewanee Only College to Lower Tuition

Salt Lake Tribune (Feb. 24, 2011)
New law overhauls need-based college aid

Richmond Times Dispatch (Feb. 23, 2011)
R-MC to offer 4-year degree guarantee

Chattanooga Times Free Press (Feb. 20, 2011)
Sewanee to cut tuition

Tennessean (Feb. 20, 2011)
Prestigious Sewanee slashes tuition to attract more families

Wall Street Journal (Feb. 19, 2011)
Buying Your Way Into College

Slate (Feb. 17, 2011)
University of the South Cuts Tuition by 10 Percent

BusinessWeek (Feb. 17, 2011)
Tuition Benefits Drying Up

Wall Street Journal (Feb. 17, 2011)
University of the South Slashes Tuition, Cites Economy

Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 16, 2011)
U. of the South Cuts Price by 10% for Next Year

New York Times (Feb. 16, 2011)
Bucking Trend, College Will Cut Price

U.S. News & World Report (Feb. 15, 2011)
How Much is Your College President Costing You?

eCampus News (Feb. 14, 2011)
Obama to seek changes in Pell Grants

Ada Herald (Feb. 7, 2011)
Daniel DiBiasio named new president of Ohio Northern University

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 4, 2011)
Mend It, Don't End It

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 2, 2011)
Washington Wrapup

Riverhead Local (Feb. 2, 2011)
Colleges Name Bishop 'Advocate of the Year'

Daily Caller (Feb. 2, 2011)
TheDC Morning: Floridians like Rick Scott’s new austerity plan more than they like Rick Scott

Business Journal, Greensboro, N.C. (Feb. 2, 2011)
Guilford College head to lead task force

Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 1, 2011)
Pell Grants Are in Jeopardy, Senator Durbin Says, in Warning to Nonprofit Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 1, 2011)
At Private Colleges' Meeting, Advice on Niche Strategies, Branding, and Leadership

Diverse (Feb. 1, 2011)
Conference: Independent Colleges Urged to Enhance Their Affordability

Bloomberg (Feb. 1, 2011)
Durbin Challenges Nonprofit Colleges to Back For-Profit Rules

Christian Chronicle
(February 2011)
Trends in Christian education: Rising enrollments fueled by graduates 


JANUARY

Chronicle of Higher Education
(Jan. 31, 2011)
Federal Aid Is Key to an Educated Work Force

BusinessWire.com (Jan. 31, 2011)
Mintz Levin Attorney Raymond D. Cotton to Speak at the NAICU Annual Legislative Conference

Business Calendar - Washington Post (Jan. 29, 2011)
NAICU holds conference through Wednesday

Newberg Graphic (Jan. 26, 2011)
George Fox president chosen for national board

College Days, Ripon College (Jan. 26, 2011)
NAICU Board Welcomes President David C. Joyce

Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, S.D. (Jan. 15, 2011)
Plan:Privatize S.D. Tech

The Tech, MIT Student Newspaper (Jan. 5, 2011)
Opinion: Ms. Hockfield, tear down this wall

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 4, 2011)
Charge of Illegal Lobbying Rejected

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 4, 2011)
A New Model Community College



* Stories that report on U-CAN, NAICU's college information web site for consumers, are marked with an asterisk.