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  1. Jun 2022
    1. https://www.uopeople.edu/

      Mentioned at Hypothes.is Social Learning Summit.

      Generally looks legit, though it has faced accusations of being a diploma mill and some balanced sounding reviews of it are not good.

      A masters will run about $3-4,000 in fees.

      Based in Pasadena, CA

  2. Oct 2021
    1. This article fails to recognize the societal benefits of free education. Since the US is all about the individual, this isn't surprising. However, the facts - as evidenced by countries where education is essentially free - is that it increases the societal level of education, which improves so many things, not the least of which is more informed and rational voting.

  3. Aug 2021
  4. Jun 2021
    1. Luisa: I was set to go into a good future. That's what it was, but when it came down to it, my mom was like, "No. You know what? You can't. You don't have papers. You can't continue your education here. We cannot afford to pay your entire tuition. We cannot afford to pay for your housing or your books. Each book, that's like $5000 for books. We can't do that. I'm sorry."

      Time in the US, Higher Education, Paying For

  5. Jan 2021
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  7. May 2019
    1. We need to emphasize program consolidation where appropriate, in order to direct more resources to high-demand programs such as computer science and education.  In addition, the Board’s Open Education Resources initiative will provide textbooks for certain courses at little or no cost.

      Ease tuition hike with free textbooks?

  8. Apr 2019
  9. Mar 2019
    1. That can make a big difference because tuition only makes up 20 percent of the cost of attendance for the average community-college student,
  10. Dec 2018
  11. Jun 2018
  12. May 2018
    1. A likely possible explanation for these differences is the greater financial pressure placed on U.S. post-secondary students, who face significantly higher tuition costs (US$11,487 vs. C$5,998 during the 2014-15 academic year; National Center for Education Statistics, 2015, Table 330.10; Statistics Canada, 2014).
  13. Apr 2018
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  15. Nov 2017
  16. Oct 2017
    1. "They said it's coming any day now, but they've been saying that for a couple weeks now," said James Martello, a freshman at UAlbany who applied to the four-year state school because of the scholarship. "We already paid the bill, so I assume we'll get it refunded in some way or another."

      seems a little disconcerting...

  17. Jul 2017
  18. Jun 2017
    1. A likely possible explanation for these differences is the greater financial pressure placed on U.S. post-secondary students, who face significantly higher tuition costs (US$11,487 vs. C$5,998 during the 2014-15 academic year
    1. This double burden on Illinois families – high tuition students pay and high taxes that subsidize universities – cannot continue. The solution: Prioritize students
  19. May 2017
  20. Apr 2017
    1. Those with incomes up to $30,000 have no discretionary income to put towards college costs, yet they are expected to pay on average $6,057 per year to attend a two-year college and $9,310 to attend a public four-year college. For stu-dents with family incomes between $30,001 and $48,000, two-year college costs require about a third (32%) of discretionary income, and four-year college costs require more than half (53%) of their discretionary income.

      stunning

  21. Mar 2017
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  23. Jan 2017
  24. Dec 2015
    1. But my favorite part was the “get ahead” part of this answer. Because, to me, it demonstrates how Clinton — as a Presidential candidate — thinks about public education in America. Education is a scarce resource that helps some poor kids individually “get ahead,” but only if they demonstrate talent and ambition. Educating the poor is not a thing Clinton believes benefits the nation, it’s just a thing that individual kids can do to enrich themselves.

      This is in response to Hillary Clinton's comment during the Democratic debate on Saturday, 19 December:

      “I don’t believe in free tuition for everybody. I believe we should focus on middle-class families, working families and poor kids who have the ambition and the talent to go to college and get ahead.”

      I haven't heard anyone mention that we can provide more education without paying an extra dime of tuition to any college. Neither schools nor teachers are necessary for learning and demonstration of knowledge.

  25. Nov 2015
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  27. Feb 2014
    1. As long as the income was incoming, we were happy to trade funding our institutions with our money (tuition and endowment) for funding it with other people’s money (loans and grants.) And so long as college remained a source of cheap and effective job credentials, our new sources of support—students with loans, governments with research agendas—were happy to let us regard ourselves as priests instead of service workers.