Tyson Foods will increase their tuition benefits to cover free college for all U.S. employees

Tyson Foods will increase their tuition benefits to cover free college for all U.S. employees. Reported by Higher Ed Dive, this expansion will include free tuition, books, and fees for 175 programs from more than 35 universities. These programs are largely focused on foundational priorities for the organization, including agriculture, supply chain and operations, and […]

Virtual reality vs. online education

Is virtual reality a step up from online education? Reported by EdSurge, a new study published by Educational Psychology Review showed that students who participated in an online field trip exploring climate science using virtual reality scored significantly better on both a test immediately after and later in the term compared to the student group […]

Can a tuition-optional college model work?

Can a tuition-optional college model work? Reported by EdSurge, Hope College is moving forward with piloting a pay-it-forward model where they “hope” (pun intended) their graduates who attend college tuition-free will become philanthropic partners and help pay for the next generation of students. This includes a non-binding “commitment” letter incoming students will sign signaling their […]

California students can afford tuition but not living in California

California students can afford tuition but not living in California. Reported by Inside Higher Ed, while public institutions in California are comparatively affordable to public institutions in less expensive states, for graduate student Anna Holman, housing accounts for 70% of her income earned as a teaching assistant at UC Santa Barbara. The takeaway? California students […]