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Tom Morain | Register an Opinion Contributor Several presidential candidates are proposing to make tuition free at public universities and community colleges. According to their plans, taxpayers’ money would eliminate tuition for all students, rich or poor, who choose to attend a public institution. While expanding educational opportunities for all is a noble goal, not …

Earning a college degree is one of the costliest investments Americans make. Every year, millions of students pay thousands of dollars and go into debt knowing that their investment will pay off. Today, that remains true. In 2018, college graduates earned 80% higher weekly wages than high school graduates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports …

AMHERST — A program that has received legislative support could provide $20 million in matching funds for public colleges and universities, including $10 million of that funding dedicated to the University of Massachusetts. Under the endowment program, the state would provide 50 cents for every dollar of private donations. If included in the supplemental budget, …