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August 16, 1996 | KATHY M. KRISTOF
College payment plans Packing up a child for college and wondering how you're going to make that whopping tuition payment a few weeks from now? Even students who are lucky enough to qualify for financial aid often must come up with a significant sum to cover the unsubsidized portion of their tuition and book bills. However, what many parents and students don't realize is that you don't necessarily need to take out a loan if you can't pay the whole amount upfront.
May 11, 2003
With higher education costs rising faster than the rate of inflation, saving for college has become one of the biggest financial challenges facing American parents. But parents who plan carefully can handle the cost of college without bankrupting themselves or sentencing their children to a lifetime of student loan payments. The following is an excerpt adapted from Times staff writer Kathy M. Kristof's new book, "Taming the Tuition Tiger: Getting the Money to Graduate" (Bloomberg, May 2003).
April 25, 1998
Re "End the Garage Sale at University of California," Commentary, April 20: It seems that we have too many of those rotten wealthy people cluttering up the UC system and we must get rid of at least some of them. (We will keep some to pay the bills.) The objective, of course, is to increase the minority enrollment in our UC schools. Gary Byrne's and Richard McKenzie's solution is to raise tuition so that it is equal to the "top-tier" private schools and, presto, the appropriate number (I'm sure our two geniuses will tell us exactly how many)
February 27, 1985 | Associated Press
Dartmouth's annual tuition and room and board fees are increasing 8.9% to $14,860 for the next academic year, the school announced Tuesday.
September 19, 1985 | From Reuters
University security guards, ducking rocks and homemade bombs, used firearms, batons and water cannons Wednesday to quell a protest by about 200 Philippine students seeking a cut in tuition fees, police said. A spokesman said there were no serious injuries in the fracas at Feati University in central Manila.
May 15, 1997
Your editorial ("With College Costs Sky-High, It's Time for a Savings Plan," May 11) criticizing my prepaid college tuition plan is a blow to thousands of Californians who want college costs to be affordable to their children. My legislation guarantees future college fees to families, churches, unions, or any entity that invests in a prepayment plan at today's college rates. The bill contains safeguards of the fund's integrity. States like Florida, Texas, and Michigan have adopted this guarantee plan while California has dawdled.
March 25, 2001
Mexico's President Vicente Fox wants Mexican migrants to receive in-state tuition rates at California's colleges (March 22). But we already spend a fortune educating Mexican children at the primary level. While immigrants have grown to over a quarter of the state's population, they give birth to 45% of the state's children. We spend billions building new schools to accommodate school overcrowding. Fox cites the contributions of Mexicans to California. Unfortunately, as immigration has increased in recent decades, it contributes less to our economy and more to overpopulation.
November 12, 1987
When Santa Margarita High School opened its doors on Sept. 2, it was the first Catholic high school to be build in the nation in the past decade and the first in Orange County in the past 22 years. There are now seven Catholic high schools in the county, with annual tuition ranging from $2,300 to $4,950.
February 24, 1987 | Associated Press
College tuitions have climbed nearly 10% a year in the 1980s, double the rate of inflation and 50% faster than personal incomes, a new study said today. Tuition went up faster than any of the other major goods and services examined in the report commissioned by the American Council on Education, a lobbying and research group for more than 1,500 colleges and universities.
May 19, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Children of undocumented immigrants in Illinois will see their tuition bills drop under a bill signed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The new law allows those students, who had been paying out-of-state tuition, to attend state universities and community colleges at the much cheaper in-state rate. "Every Illinois high school student should have the same opportunity to go to college regardless of their immigration status," Blagojevich said.
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