tuition http://kgou.org en Public Universities Ramp Up Aid For the Wealthy, Leaving The Poor Behind http://kgou.org/post/public-universities-ramp-aid-wealthy-leaving-poor-behind-0 <h1><em>This story from <a href="http://www.propublica.org/">ProPublica</a> was <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/Public-Colleges-Quest-for/141541/">co-published</a> with The Chronicle of Higher Education.</em></h1><p>Shauniqua Epps was the sort of student that so many colleges say they want.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She was a high achiever, graduating from high school with a 3.8 GPA and ranking among the top students in her class. She served as secretary, then president, of the student government. She played varsity basketball and softball. Her high-school guidance counselor, in a letter of recommendation, wrote that </span>Epps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was "an unusual young lady" with "both drive and determination."</span></p><p>Epps, 19, was also needy.</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:28:00 +0000 Marian Wang & ProPublica 13356 at http://kgou.org Public Universities Ramp Up Aid For the Wealthy, Leaving The Poor Behind Interactive: Tracing Tuition Costs And Student Loans, By College http://kgou.org/post/interactive-tracing-tuition-costs-and-student-loans-college <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="950" scrolling="no" src="https://googledrive.com/host/0B2hrJtvFZ36XeWdVV0JMRUlUZEE/loanvscost.html" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 24px; font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 19.552px; line-height: 1.5;">It’s well known that college tuition and student debt rose steeply in Oklahoma over the past decade. But less familiar is how that trend has played out at individual colleges and types of schools.</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:44:46 +0000 Oklahoma Watch & DARREN JAWORSKI 12104 at http://kgou.org OU: Flat-Rate Tuition, No In-State Increase Next Year http://kgou.org/post/ou-flat-rate-tuition-no-state-increase-next-year <p>The University of Oklahoma says it will start offering students a flat-rate tuition and mandatory fees this fall.</p><p>OU President David Boren announced Thursday that full-time undergraduates taking between 12 and 21 credit hours per semester will pay a rate based on the university's current 15-credit hour rate for tuition and mandatory fees.</p><p>“Changing from a per-credit hour basis to a flat rate encourages all of our students to complete their degrees in a shorter period of time and get the best possible value for their tuition and fees dollar,” Boren said in a statement.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:10:52 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 8269 at http://kgou.org OU: Flat-Rate Tuition, No In-State Increase Next Year