Entries in On Campus by Kirk Carapezza
As part of their tax plan released Thursday, congressional Republicans want to tax college endowments - a move that would spark a fight with higher education leaders. The Republican tax bill would also eliminate most personal itemized deductions, including the one for interest on college student loans.
It’s unwelcome news for students who attended defunct for-profit chains Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute. The U.S. Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans issued to those students.
Facing dwindling enrollment and financial problems, in the past year three private colleges in New England have merged out of existence.
A new report suggests that even more colleges across the country should merge before they get in financial trouble. But there are some things schools can do to stay afloat.
For the sixth consecutive year, the price American families pay for college has continued to rise and these modest increases in tuition and fees present financial challenges. The College Board, a non-profit that tracks the cost of college, finds students and families are paying more out of pocket as financial aid fails to keep pace.
Protests on college campuses across the country over racial issues continue, and don’t show any signs of letting up.
From the University of Missouri, to Harvard Law School, students are demanding that administrators address racial issues on their campuses.
To get a sense of what it means to be a student living on one of these campuses, WGBH’s Higher Education desk shadowed two students: a black man and a young woman.