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ACCORDING TO DATA from online banking news outlet GOBankingRates, average college tuition rate increases within Rhode Island are among the highest in the U.S. / COURTESY GOBANKINGRATES

Are private college tuition increases in Rhode Island justified in being...

Tuition increases at Rhode Island-based colleges over the last decade are among the highest in the country, according to a report from GOBankingRates. The online...

URI trustees to consider 3.5% tuition hike for both R.I. and...

Tuition at the University of Rhode Island would increase 3.5% for both in-state and out-of-state students in the next academic year under a proposal...
LOWER EXPENSES: Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, says state education leaders need to lower college expenses for current and future students to avoid talented high school graduates departing the region for school elsewhere and potentially staying elsewhere.
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Student loan debt forgiveness could have big impact in R.I.

With tensions heightening for many borrowers as the federal government prepares to resume student loan payments at the beginning of next year following a...

URI says tuition and fee increases are on par with inflation

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island says its proposed tuition rate and fee increases for the 2023 fiscal year are related to...

Providence Country Day to drop its tuition by 35%

EAST PROVIDENCE – In a rare move, Providence Country Day School announced Oct. 1 that the private preparatory school will decrease its tuition for...
PLENTY OF ROOM: Tucker Quinn, a political science major from Warwick, studies alone at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick recently. Not many students are attending in-person classes in the fall semester. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Online classes don’t mean smaller tuition bill

The cost of a college education is going up through COVID-19, and the bills paid by parents or students this fall will likely reflect...

Discounted tuition? Far from a no-brainer

Not long after the COVID-19 pandemic caused colleges to start teaching remotely, students balked at the idea of paying full tuition. It’s not hard...
ADDED BENEFIT: Jacques Afonso, manager of community and customer management with National Grid Rhode Island, speaks with Jennifer Bray, senior program manager for corporate communications. Afonso has taken advantage of National Grid’s partial student-loan repayment benefit to help pay back $60,000 in loans after graduating from Suffolk University in 2009.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Loan repayment helps employers compete

Jacques Afonso, a manager of community and customer management for National Grid Rhode Island, had worked for the utility for almost a decade when...

What if everyone applied to college?

The United States has a college-opportunity problem. University graduates earn higher lifetime wages and experience lower unemployment rates, but only about one-third of the...

Cheaper college better than free

One of independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ tentpole ideas as a presidential candidate is the promise of a free college education for all Americans....
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