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New York Post Praises Thomas Aquinas College’s Financial Aid Program
6/23/2014
The New York Post recently highlighted Thomas Aquinas College as one of a few colleges in the country that is “addressing the rising student-debt issue with an innovative use of an old-fashioned concept: work.”


Support Grows for Congressional Investigation into Common Core
6/10/2014
“The idea that the richest man in America can purchase and–working closely with the U.S. Department of Education–impose new and untested academic standards on the nation’s public schools is a national scandal.”


‘Extraordinary Catholic Leaders’ among Holy Apostles College Grad Students
6/4/2014
Awardees T.J. Burdick, Julie Baldwin, Leila Miller, and Abby Johnson are four “extraordinary Catholic leaders” who have a “dynamic presence within Catholic social media.”


U.S. Cardinals Raise $2 Million for Catholic University of America Scholarships
6/3/2014
Eight U.S. Cardinals and 750 guests recently gathered for the 25th annual “American Cardinals Dinner” at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City to raise scholarship money for Catholic University of America students.


Fisher More College Might Not Have Campus for Fall Classes
5/27/2014
Fisher More College in Fort Worth, Tex., has indicated in recent statements that its campus and residential program might not open for the fall 2014 semester.


Franciscan Univ. Offers Grants for Dietrich von Hildebrand Seminar
5/12/2014
“Von Hildebrand, whom Pope St. John Paul II called ‘one of the great ethicists of the 20th century,’ wrote extensively on the nature of value and its importance in philosophy.”


Belmont Abbey College Announces New Plan to Operate Exclusively on Tuition
4/7/2014
The new “Affordable Private College Model” will “serve students better, shrink general administrative costs by $1 million annually and eliminate the need for‘gap’ funding.”


University of Dallas Student Overcomes Obstacles to Teach Theology
4/4/2014
"Education goes beyond a degree — it forms your character, who you are as a person... UD has done that for me. I can't even tell you how much I love this school."


Augustine Institute Announces Full-Tuition Scholarships for Theology Graduate Students
3/10/2014
The three students who are selected to receive the scholarships will be named John Paul II Scholars and will be trained “to make a significant and lasting contribution on the new evangelization.” 


New Jersey Catholic College Will Not Renew Many Faculty Contracts, Enrollment Declining
3/10/2014
Mirroring a national trend at many institutions of higher learning, the college, founded by the Felician Sisters in 1923, has seen enrollment decline from 2,400 student to about 2,000 students.


University of St. Thomas in Houston to Honor Cardinal DiNardo
2/28/2014
“We are very fortunate to have Cardinal DiNardo on our Board of Directors and gratefully recognize his contributions to UST and to the entire Catholic community for the past 10 years,” said Dr. Robert Ivany, St. Thomas President.


Assumption College Freezes Tuition, Lays Off 15 Employees
2/27/2014
Just a week after the Catholic college announced a guaranteed tuition freeze for four years for incoming freshman and even extended its application deadline, the college announced the layoffs.


St. Gregory’s University Freezes Tuition, Offers New Scholarship for Oklahoma Students
2/26/2014
"As Oklahoma's only Catholic college, we are deeply committed to extending a Benedictine welcome to more students who may be successful here, regardless of family means," D.Gregory Main, President of St. Gregory's University, said.


Faculty Passes No Confidence Vote against St. Joseph’s Univ. Financial Executives
2/26/2014
“This is a sad day for the university community and the faculty in particular,” said Faculty Senate president Robert Moore, Ph.D. “This is an action, as seen here in evidence, that is widely supported.”


Marquette Univ. Laying Off Many Employees to Minimize Spending, Tuition Increases
2/21/2014
In all, more than 100 jobs at the Jesuit University in Milwaukee, Wis., are expected to be dropped in an attempt to minimize tuition increases and spending.


Financial Expert: How to Afford Catholic Education
2/3/2014
Coming up with an “educational game plan” that links educational goals with financial resources is important for parents wishing to plan how they can afford Catholic education for their children.


Princeton Review: Thomas Aquinas College a 'Best Value'
1/29/2014
"On this feast day of our patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, we are delighted to receive this good news. We strive to make the education we offer both excellent and affordable," said TAC President Michael McLean.


Liberal Arts Degree Pays Off in Long Run, Study Finds
1/23/2014
A Catholic education centered in the liberal arts has great benefit to the mind and soul—but it may also give students a boost in their careers, a new study shows.


Common Core Could Be Costly for Catholic Schools, Report Finds
1/17/2014
Education professor Denise Donohue of Ave Maria University finds that “one quickly sees that the expense associated with implementation of the new evaluation instruments is in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars.” 


College Student Debt Delays Vocations, Families
1/17/2014
The article cites a study done by Georgetown’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), which found that one-third of all inquirers for religious life had an average student debt load of $28,000.  


Newman Guide Colleges Worth the Cost, Reports EWTN
1/15/2014
The Catholic University of America and Christendom College, which are recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, “aim to stand out from the crowd,” said Colleen Carroll Campbell.


Colleges Becoming ‘Walmarts of Higher Education,’ Warns Boston College Professor
1/10/2014
A Boston College professor recently warned that pressure to turn out more students more quickly and for less money places colleges in danger of becoming “Walmarts of higher education.”


Ave Maria Univ. President Discusses Tuition Reduction, Catholic Identity on EWTN
1/3/2014
The University cut tuition by 22 percent for the next incoming freshman class in order to make Ave Maria "within the reach of as many families as possible," President Jim Towey said.


Catholic Colleges Still Supporting Susan G. Komen Foundation
11/14/2013
A number of Catholic colleges and universities have continued supporting the Susan G. Komen foundation in various ways, despite its continued financial support of Planned Parenthood.


High-Quality Academics Plus Affordability: Powerful Reasons to Attend a Newman Guide College
10/28/2013
“Catholic families want nothing less than the best value in Catholic education. The institutions we recommend give parents and students their money’s worth and more!” 


Thomas Aquinas College ‘Most Beloved,’ According to U.S. News and World Report
10/10/2013
In a survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report, Thomas Aquinas College ranked first in percentage of alumni contributing back to the College.


Justice Clarence Thomas Credits Influence of Catholic School, Sisters
9/24/2013
Thomas said he drew strength from the Irish sisters who taught him that African-Americans were equal to white people, according to Oregon Live.  


Archdiocese of Washington Reports Improvements in Catholic Schools
9/23/2013
“Catholic education – and our support of it – is not merely an option,” Cardinal Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, said. “It is an essential element of the New Evangelization.”


Ave Maria University Slashes Price by 22 Percent
9/20/2013
Tuition and fees will be reduced by 22 percent for new students in 2014-2015, and returning students will benefit from a “tuition and fees freeze."


Wide Disparity in Catholic College Presidents’ Salaries, From $1 Million to Zero
8/22/2013
Eleven of the top 100 highest paid chief executives at private colleges and universities across the country are from Catholic colleges, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.


Jesuit Colleges Among Most Expensive in U.S.
8/20/2013
Fordham University leads the 19 Catholic colleges that charged more than $50,000 for full-time undergraduate tuition, fees and room charges in 2012-13, according to the Chronicle.


Are Catholic Universities Still Committed to Working-Class Families?
5/15/2013
Are the nation's wealthiest Catholic colleges still serving working-class and low-income families? A new study suggests otherwise.


Belmont Abbey College Dramatically Cuts Tuition Rate
11/29/2012
Belmont Abbey College announced on Nov. 28 that it is reducing its annual tuition cost to $18,500 beginning in Fall 2013. This represents an almost $10,000 per year reduction in the College’s published tuition price for incoming freshmen and transfer students.


Downsizing to Stay Afloat at College of St. Benedict
9/15/2012
Does the future outlook for Catholic higher education, at least at those colleges and universities that have compromised their distinctive Catholic identity, include shrinking enrollments?


Victory in House for Religious Freedom of Catholic Colleges
3/3/2012


"Blessed John Paul and Pope Benedict have Dealt a Death Blow to the Long Purgatory Afflicting the Church"
1/5/2012


CNN: "Want Cheaper Tuition? Find Religion"
11/29/2011


University of Mary Offers More Aid to Students from Catholic High Schools
9/9/2011


New Cost Data from U.S. Education Dept Highlights Importance of College Choice for Catholic Families
7/18/2011


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