Tuition http://www.kunc.org en Is It Still College Without Football? http://www.kunc.org/post/it-still-college-without-football A small number of universities are starting to go against the grain, reducing amenities and frills in favor of keeping the costs relatively low.<p>Neil Theobald is the president of Temple University, which recently began offering students $4,000 per year in grants — if they promise to limit the number of hours they work during the school year and graduate on time.<p>Donal O'Shea is the president of the New College of Florida, the small honors college for Florida's state university system. Thu, 01 May 2014 11:35:00 +0000 NPR Staff 56025 at http://www.kunc.org Is It Still College Without Football? When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions http://www.kunc.org/post/when-money-trumps-need-college-admissions At some schools, the admissions process itself can work against low-income students, according to Georgia Nugent, former president of Kenyon College and a senior fellow at the Council of Independent Colleges.<p>Nugent says during her tenure at Kenyon, there were low-income students at the bottom of the admissions list who sometimes weren't accepted so the school could make room for more affluent students.<p>"Approximately 90 percent of the class, we really did try to meet their full financial need," she says. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55765 at http://www.kunc.org When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters http://www.kunc.org/post/first-test-college-hopefuls-decoding-financial-aid-letters Around the country, millions of parents of prospective college freshmen are puzzling over one big question: How will we pay for college?<p>The first step for many families is reviewing the financial aid award letters they receive from each school. But often those letters can be confusing. Some are filled with acronyms and abbreviations, others lump scholarships and loans together. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:53:00 +0000 55148 at http://www.kunc.org First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research http://www.kunc.org/post/changing-face-astronomy-research Shooting for the stars is expensive.<p>Advanced sciences like astronomy require years of study and graduate degrees. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:10:00 +0000 55109 at http://www.kunc.org Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research Senator Warns Of A Student Loan Bubble http://www.kunc.org/post/senator-warns-student-loan-bubble Each year, the federal government provides more than $150 billion in grants and loans to help students pay for college. And while <a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/02/11/the-rising-cost-of-not-going-to-college/" target="_blank">a bachelor's degree has become increasingly valuable</a>, young people are taking on record levels of debt to earn that degree.<p>That's the backdrop for a Senate hearing Thursday on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the 1965 law that governs the federal financial aid system. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:56:00 +0000 54965 at http://www.kunc.org Senator Warns Of A Student Loan Bubble