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Bill DeSteph & Chap Peterson: “Virginia must do better on college affordability”

Bill DeSteph & Chap Peterson: “Virginia must do better on college affordability”

How often do you see bipartisan collaboration? When there’s an issue as important to Virginians as being able to afford the dream of a better future, people from both sides of the aisle come together. This week, Bill DeSteph, a Republican state senator from Virginia’s 8th District, and Chap Peterson, a Democrat state senator from Virginia’s 34th District, co-authored an editorial…

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Pain of College Debt Weighs Heavily On Virginians

Pain of College Debt Weighs Heavily On Virginians

Statewide survey reveals Virginians want elected officials to address unaffordable college tuition and its impact on the Virginia economy. RICHMOND, Va. – From forcing families to delay starting a family, to preventing recent graduates from purchasing a home and entrepreneurs from starting businesses to help spur the economy, the impact of college debt is felt far and wide across Virginia. Voters…

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Virginia Legislators Stand Up for Affordable Tuition

Virginia Legislators Stand Up for Affordable Tuition

The gears of change are beginning to turn toward better accountability, affordability and transparency in how Virginia public colleges and universities make financial decisions that affect tuition. Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have come together in an effort to address the rising cost of higher education in the Old Dominion. More than a dozen Republican and Democratic…

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Rising Cost of Tuition Often Leads to Food Insecurity

Rising Cost of Tuition Often Leads to Food Insecurity

With the rising cost of a college education, students across the country are having to make difficult financial decisions when it comes to finding the funding to complete their degrees. That increasingly means students face forced cuts living expenses, including food. And that includes students on Virginia public college campuses. According to a recent report produced by the College and…

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Virginians’ Views On Higher Education No Longer An Academic Question

Virginians’ Views On Higher Education No Longer An Academic Question

According to a poll released today by Partners 4 Affordable Excellence @EDU, Virginia voters – in fact, more than 85 percent – believe improving the affordability and accessibility of Virginia’s public colleges and universities would help solve one of the state’s thorniest problems: its sluggish economy. The poll, conducted January 3-5 by two of America’s most respected public opinion firms…

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