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  • State Officials Advise to Start Saving for College Early

    September 6, 2011 7:31 PM

    Paying for college can be a huge expense for parents, but one state program is helping alleviate some of those costs. It's a college savings program called a 529 plan. It doesn't cost anything to open up the account and you can start saving as soon as your child gets... more »
  • Tuition Hikes Worry Louisiana Students

    March 14, 2011 11:50 PM

    Criticism quickly followed Governor Bobby Jindal's newly released budget plan. One red flag is tuition hikes for Louisiana colleges. Included in Jindal's new budget is a spending provision of $98 million dollars which Jindal hopes state colleges will get through tuition hikes. "I don't like it, I really... more »
  • Colleges promise improved results for tuition hike

    October 27, 2010 5:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's public colleges are entering into contracts pledging to boost graduation rates, improve student achievement and eliminate underperforming programs. In exchange, they're getting to increase tuition by up to 10 percent a year. The Board of Regents, which oversees higher education in the state, considers the... more »
  • Colleges promise improved results for tuition hike

    October 27, 2010 5:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's public colleges are entering into contracts pledging to boost graduation rates, improve student achievement and eliminate underperforming programs. In exchange, they're getting to increase tuition by up to 10 percent a year. The Board of Regents, which oversees higher education in the state, approved the... more »
  • College Tuition Is Going Up

    August 4, 2010 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When students return to Louisiana's public colleges this month, they'll be slapped with larger bills. Tuition is going up between 8 percent and 10 percent at all four-year campuses and two-year community colleges, under a newly passed law that allows the hikes in exchange for... more »
  • Tuition boosted at Louisiana colleges

    August 4, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) When students return to Louisiana's public colleges this month, they'll be slapped with larger bills. Tuition is going up between 8 percent and 10 percent at all four-year campuses and two-year community colleges, under a newly passed law that allows the hikes in exchange for promises... more »
  • Tuition boosted at Louisiana colleges

    August 4, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) When students return to Louisiana's public colleges this month, they'll be slapped with larger bills. Tuition is going up between 8 percent and 10 percent at all four-year campuses and two-year community colleges, under a newly passed law that allows the hikes in exchange for promises... more »
  • Tuition increase bill signed by Jindal

    June 30, 2010 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill that lets Louisiana's colleges boost tuition up to 10 percent a year, beginning this fall. To get the tuition increases, the schools will have to agree to work on performance improvements, like increasing admission standards and beefing... more »
  • Tuition increase bill given final passage

    June 20, 2010 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A proposal to let Louisiana's public colleges raise tuition up to 10 percent a year has narrowly won final legislative passage. The House sent the bill to the governor's desk with a 74-23 vote Sunday night. Gov. Bobby Jindal supports it. The schools will have to... more »
  • La. Senate backs tuition increase bill

    June 18, 2010 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A proposal to let Louisiana's public colleges raise their tuition up to 10 percent a year has narrowly won the backing of the state Senate. If it wins final passage as currently structured, the bill would let public colleges raise their tuition up to 10 percent... more »
  • Lawmakers approve tuition increase

    June 16, 2010 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Students at public colleges around Louisiana will face higher costs this fall. Lawmakers on the Legislature's joint budget committee agreed Wednesday to allow tuition increases of up to 5 percent on campuses for the upcoming 2010-11 school year. The tuition increases are estimated to raise $31.5... more »
  • Senate panel backs tuition increase bill

    June 10, 2010 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A Senate panel has loosened the restrictions in a bill to let Louisiana's public colleges raise their tuition costs. As the proposal won backing from the House, schools would only be allowed to raise tuition if they meet performance improvement benchmarks, like increasing admission standards, improving... more »
  • House backs tuition increase bill

    June 3, 2010 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's public colleges are moving closer to getting authority to hike their tuition costs, after the state House has overwhelmingly agreed to the proposal. The schools would only be allowed to raise tuition costs for students, up to 10 percent a year, if the schools meet... more »
  • House to debate college tuition bill

    May 24, 2010 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The Louisiana House will debate a proposal for lawmakers to give up their authority over public college tuition increases if the schools improve their performance. The bill gained approval Monday from the House Appropriations Committee but only after lawmakers tightened requirements further and gave higher education... more »
  • Bill would allow college tuition increases

    May 6, 2010 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal that state lawmakers give up their authority over college tuition and fee increases is getting its first legislative hearing. The bill, called the Louisiana GRAD Act, would let schools substantially raise what they charge their students if the colleges meet certain performance... more »
  • Bill would allow college tuition increases

    May 6, 2010 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal that state lawmakers give up their authority over college tuition and fee increases has passed its first legislative hurdle. The bill, called the Louisiana GRAD Act, would let schools substantially raise what they charge their students if the colleges meet certain performance... more »
  • Tuition Increase at Technical Colleges

    March 11, 2010 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Most of the state's two-year institutions are on track to increase tuition by at least 5 percent in the fall, and they're adding a new $32-per-year student fee. The new fee will help pay for a nearly $40 million student information system for two-year colleges... more »
  • Jindal Asks Lawmakers To Give Up Authority Over College Tuition

    February 23, 2010 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing that state lawmakers give up their authority over college tuition and fee increases - if colleges meet certain performance standards. Four-year schools would have to increase admission standards and improve graduation rates, while community and technical colleges would have to... more »

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