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  • State Debating Higher Education Tuition Hikes Play Video

    April 30, 2013 7:26 PM

    Depending what happens in the legislature, tuition could rise for thousands of students at universities across the state. Tuesday, the House Education Committee held a hearing on a proposed bill which would allow universities to raise tuition without legislative approval. "We're trying desperately to maintain quality and performance... more »
  • Tuition increase OK'd for 90,000 college students

    February 27, 2013 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors has approved a 10 percent tuition hike at all nine of their campuses for the 2013-14 school year. The Advocate reports the average increase for in-state students will be $546, bringing a year's tuition to about $6,103. That's... more »
  • Deadline to apply for state-paid tuition Friday

    June 29, 2012 5:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Time is about to run out for eligible families to apply for state-paid tuition to private schools. The voucher program was approved in the last legislative session. It allows students from low- to moderate-income families who attend low-performing public schools to switch to an approved private... more »
  • Jindal signs private school tuition tax break

    May 8, 2012 6:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill that creates a new tax break program that will give rebates for donations to voucher programs that allow students to attend private schools. Jindal says it will give children in failing public schools more opportunities to... more »
  • Pre-K Tuition Increases

    April 20, 2011 11:18 PM

    Lafayette parents could be paying more to keep their kids in Pre-K classes. The Lafayette Parish School Board introduced the tuition increase at Wednesday's meeting. Currently parents pay $330 a month for Pre-K classes. But the Early Childhood Programs department is asking board members to raise tuition to a... 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 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's public colleges are entering into contracts pledging to boost graduation rates, improve student achievement and eliminate under-performing 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... more »
  • Tuition boosted at Louisiana colleges

    August 4, 2010 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When students return to Louisiana's public colleges this month, they'll be slapped with larger bills, hundreds of dollars in tuition increases even as family budgets have tightened. Tuition is going up between 8 percent and 10 percent at all four-year campuses and two-year community colleges,... 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 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 »
  • Department Of Revenue To Hold Meetings About Tuition Reimbursement

    February 2, 2010 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue will host a series of meetings across the state to provide information and answer questions about the series of tax deductions known as the Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction. The Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction applies to... more »
  • La Tech president wants TOPS continuance

    November 19, 2009 8:28 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana Tech University President Dan Reneau says he remains a firm supporter of the state's Taylor Opportunity Program for Students or TOPS that pays tuition at in-state schools for high-achieving high school students. The program has come under the spotlight recently after LSU President John Lombardi... more »
  • LSU Tuition Hike

    October 23, 2009 10:54 AM

    In its continuing bid to raise tuition, LSU officials are touting the results of a national survey of college costs showing LSU's in-state tuition is less than similar schools across the country.The university released a statement saying, quote, "The education LSU gives its students is worth so much more than... more »

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