Tuition

3:06pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Solve This

Obama, Romney on Higher Ed Help: Dueling Visions

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 3:13 pm

Gan Golan holds a ball and chain representing his college loan debt during at a Occupy DC event last year.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Many Americans today feel like they've lost or are losing their shot at a college education because paying for it often seems out of reach. So how big of an issue is this in the presidential campaign?

Here's what President Obama has done to help families pay for college: He negotiated a deal with Congress this summer that kept the interest rate on government-backed Stafford loans from doubling for 7.5 million students.

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6:34am

Thu October 11, 2012
Planet Money

College Costs More In America, But The Payoff Is Bigger

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 9:38 am

Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

Students pay much more for a college education in the U.S. than they do in most other countries. But they also get a bigger return on their investment.

Here's a graphical breakdown comparing the cost and the payoff for a college education.

A few notes:

The data come from a recently published OECD report looking at educational data around the world. The cost of education includes tuition fees and living costs paid by the student, as well as earnings that students forgo by not working while they're in school.

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2:14pm

Thu August 23, 2012
It's All Politics

Presidential Campaign Ads Target Seniors In Fla., Younger Voters In N.H.

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 1:27 pm

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigns with his mother, Betty Ryan Douglas, on Saturday in The Villages, Fla. The Mitt Romney campaign has created an ad from the event.
Phelan M. Ebenhack AP

Ask your average American about Florida, and you'll hear something like this: It's hot, it has Disney World, and lots of old people live there.

And since the weather and Mickey Mouse don't make good attack ads, both presidential campaigns are trying to scare the bejeezus out of Florida's senior population over Medicare.

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9:14am

Tue August 21, 2012
Education

VIDEO: As Classes Start, Metro State's Illegal Immigrant Tuition Rate Still In The Spotlight

Screencap from Al Jazeera's report on Metro State's tuition
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Metro State University caused a furor among opponents and some lawmakers with the announcement of their new tuition policy for illegal immigrants this summer. Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports on the policy now that classes are back in session.

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2:07pm

Wed August 15, 2012
NPR Story

Immigrants Seek Answers On State College Tuition

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 4:23 pm

The question many young immigrants have had since President Obama's Deferred Action policy was announced is whether their new status would allow them to pay in-state tuition at state universities. Audie Cornish speaks with Maria Sacchetti, immigration reporter for The Boston Globe, about how various states are handling tuition matters.

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