Eye on Education: Skyrocketing tuition costs

College tuition costs are skyrocketing. According to a new report, all but one state flunks when it comes to college affordability.

Only California received a passing grade of ‘C-’ thanks to its relatively inexpensive community colleges.

The affordability grade is based on how much of the average family's income it costs to go to college. Low-income families shell out 55% of their take home pay now. That's up from 39% nearly a decade ago.

An Oklahoma State Senator says he will file legislation barring students under 18 from dropping out of school. Democrat Kenneth Corn's measure also would implement a statewide truancy court program, providing every district attorney in the state with a truancy officer.

Corn says reducing Oklahoma’s dropout rate is critical to ensuring future economic growth.


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  • by Amanda Location: Birmingham, AL on Dec 18, 2008 at 10:01 AM
    Andrew Jackson University in Birmingham, AL is offering to waive tuition for students who sign up with one of their marketing partners and you can even opt out of receiving information from the marketing partner when you sign up with them. Undergrad costs per semester are $350 plus the cost of proctoring which is $30 per course. Grad degrees are $400 a semester and a $30 proctoring fee for each course. And yes it is accredited! By the DETC. www.aju.edu
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