Dr. Ron Manahan, president of Grace College and Seminary, this morning testified before a House subcommittee taking a look at the rising cost of college tuition and what higher education institutions are doing to streamline costs and save money.
Chair of the Education and Labor Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), said in a statement that the federal government has done all it can to reduce costs and that it is up to the institutions to reduce the burden on students.
According the subcommittee’s news release, tuition and fees rose 8.3 percent at public four-year universities in the past year. Dr. Manahan explained the cost-containing measures Grace has taken in past years, and also explained some of the innovative ways Grace is seeking to reduce college costs, including the three-year degree and the Weber school in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Ind.
Dr. Manahan’s testimony begins at 22.34 of the C-Span recording, which may be accessed at http://www.c-span.org/Events/Solutions-to-Rising-Cost-of-Higher-Education-Sought/10737425897/