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“Editorial: The campaign speech we’d like to hear”

“Editorial: The campaign speech we’d like to hear”

The campaign speech we’d all like to see from Virginia’s upcoming candidates for governor includes addressing the cost of college tuition in the Commonwealth. And today, The Roanoke-Times wrote and published it “in hopes that one of the six people running for governor – two Democrats, four Republicans – will claim it as their own.” “College costs too much,” Roanoke’s…

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Reader Writes “Hoping for changes in higher ed”

Reader Writes “Hoping for changes in higher ed”

Thank you, Frank Stumpf Jr. of Richmond. On February 10, 2017, Stumpf’s wish for change in higher education in Virginia was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch in a letter to the editor. “One wonders how the entrenched education special interests and bureaucracies can continue to deflect the blame for the out-of-control costs of higher education from the institutions themselves,” Stumpf wrote.…

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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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A student-led initiative helps reset tuition in Washington state, a success story that offers a roadmap for other states

A student-led initiative helps reset tuition in Washington state, a success story that offers a roadmap for other states

Spurred by a grassroots, student-led campaign, the state of Washington in a legislative action last year dialed back its tuition fees at state colleges and universities in a historic reset that’s the first of its kind in the country. Washington state lawmakers cut tuition at the state’s four-year colleges and universities by 15 to 20 percent in the 2015-17 budget.…

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Skyrocketing tuition in Virginia’s 15 public, four-year colleges and universities far outpaces rates of inflation, income

Skyrocketing tuition in Virginia’s 15 public, four-year colleges and universities far outpaces rates of inflation, income

Hikes in tuition and fees at Virginia’s public, four-year colleges and universities have soared as much as 263 percent in the past decade, far outpacing inflation and the median incomes of households in the commonwealth. Cumulatively, Virginia’s 15 public, four-year colleges and universities hiked tuition and fees an average of 88 percent over the past decade, according to a review…

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Join us to `ACT Now’ to stem the tide of rising college tuition costs and restore the American dream of higher education

Join us to `ACT Now’ to stem the tide of rising college tuition costs and restore the American dream of higher education

No one disputes that a college degree is now the “new high school” necessary to succeed in today’s economy, or that an educated society is crucial to our country’s ability to compete in today’s diversified global economy. Yet Virginia public four-year colleges and universities are now the seventh most expensive in the country. And in 2015, Virginia had zero—that’s right,…

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UVA sits on a $2.3 billion “strategic fund” while students launch GoFundMe campaigns to pay for their tuition

UVA sits on a $2.3 billion “strategic fund” while students launch GoFundMe campaigns to pay for their tuition

Against a backdrop of soaring tuition rates that have climbed 74 percent in the past seven years at the University of Virginia, it’s been revealed that the university is sitting on a $2.3 billion “Strategic Investment Fund” that administrators have accumulated over decades. The $2.3 billion is on top of UVA’s $6.1 billion endowment that’s 18th highest in the country…

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Higher education’s “tuition bubble” is going to burst, warns Mark Cuban

Higher education’s “tuition bubble” is going to burst, warns Mark Cuban

Outside of the ivory towers on college campuses across America, the clarion call for financial reform in higher education is sounding from business leaders and entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, who rails against the destructive forces of ever-higher college tuition increases and rising student loan debt. Cuban, the billionaire owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and panelist and investor on…

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