Posts Tagged: college affordability

New England Legislative Sessions: Priorities Shift Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The 2020 state legislative sessions started off “business as usual,” but this legislative year has quickly become anything but usual. The recent state-by-state implementation of aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19 effectively ended most states’ 2020 legislative sessions. Massachusetts—the only New England state legislature that continues to meet...

Dual Enrollment: Not Just for Public Colleges

As the price of college continues to surge, growing numbers of high school students are turning to dual enrollment as a way to take college-level courses while still in high school and earn college credit at little to no cost. Dual enrollment programs are often thought of as the bailiwick of public colleges—but in New England especially, private colleges are increasingly the providers of dua...

Ways to Strengthen Investment in College Affordability

Insights and recommendations from NEBHE’s Redesigning Student Aid in New England project ... College affordability has taken center stage for students, their families, legislators and higher education institutions. Nowhere is this truer than in New England. A new report from NEBHE’s Redesigning Student Aid in New England project suggests several strategies for how higher education lea...

New England’s High “Average Net Prices” and Why We Should Care (or Not)

The University of Southern Maine and Maine Maritime Academy were recently identified as Maine’s most expensive public colleges as measured by average net price in 2011-12 based on a recent update to the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center. The College Affordability and Transparency Center’s interactive search tool highlights institutions ...