Colleges Look for New Ways to Pay the Cost of Raising Money

One day before the University of Connecticut kicked off a $600-million campaign last month, an article examining how the university covers its fund-raising expenses appeared on the front page of the state's largest newspaper. Like many colleges, Connecticut pays its private foundation an annual fee—$7.5-million last year—to offset salaries, travel costs, and other expenses. Lawmakers questioned whether that use of university dollars was appropriate.

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