College Costs

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Bill Would Let Students Earn Tuition With Community Service

Some good news for Texas families worried about paying for college. A bill filed in the state legislature would give high school students the opportunity to earn tuition credit for doing certain community service work.

CBSDFW.COM–11/14/2012

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Calculating The Real Student Cost For A College Degree

North Texan Joanne Pierre-Louie was thrilled to become the first in her family to graduate college. But, the American born daughter of immigrants was so focused on finishing — that she neglected to calculate the real cost of a degree at the school of her dreams.

CBS 11–10/29/2012

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Perry Calls For 4-Year Tuition Freeze For Freshmen

Governor Rick Perry has formally pitched a four-year tuition freeze for incoming college freshmen and renewed his call for bachelor’s degrees costing $10,000 or less, including books.

10/01/2012

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New “Shopping Sheet” Breaks Down College Costs

To help parents and students, starting next fall, the actual cost of college will be spelled out in a one-page summary. The financial information is called a “shopping sheet.”

07/30/2012

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More Students Taking On Burden Of College Tuition

The responsibility of paying for college is shifting; it’s falling more now on students and their families, as state funding declines.

07/16/2012

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Colleges Making Student Costs Easier To Figure Out

Universities are now required to offer additional tools to help students and their families estimate the cost associated with an education.

11/04/2011