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Speaker talks about “death spiral” in public higher education

Speaker talks about “death spiral” in public higher education

Cassie Buchman, Associate News Editor

March 22, 2016

Rising tuition, decreased state funding and financial pressures on public universities are all leading to what University of Illinois professor Christopher Higgins calls a “death spiral” in public higher education. Higgins gave a lecture on this topic Tuesday evening in the Doudna Fine Arts Center...

Perkins Loan program expired

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 14, 2015

The Federal Perkins Loan program, which was the oldest federal student loan program, ended on Sept. 30. The Perkins Loan was a low interest federal loan for students with exceptional financial need. This academic year, about 250 students received the loan. In 2014-2015 about 350 students did. Amanda...

Tuition rate decreases for international students

Alex Seidler, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2015

International undergraduate students now pay less tuition to attend the university beginning in the 2015 fall semester. International students pay $356 per-semester hour instead of the original $849, according to the proposed FY16 fee recommendations. Kevin Vicker, the director of office of international...

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