News

  • As student loan debt reaches record levels, there's finally some good news about the cost of college

    • Business Insider
    • 07/25/2017

    College affordability has become the preeminent issue in higher education, as student-debt figures have hit staggering levels. While most conversations center on ballooning tuition costs, which have long surpassed the rate inflation of other consumer goods, last year tuition costs grew at the...

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  • College groups warn new rules could keep the most talented international students out

    • The Washington Post
    • 07/24/2017

    A dozen higher-education organizations expressed serious concerns over a possible change in the student visa program, saying it could deter the most talented international students from applying to schools in the United States.

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  • State Funding Cuts Matter

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 07/24/2017

    For every $1,000 cut from per-student state and local appropriations, the average student can be expected to pay $257 more per year in tuition and fees -- and the rate is rising.

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  • U.S. Parents Spending Less on College Tuition, Study Finds

    • The New York Times
    • 07/18/2017

    Despite a record-high U.S. stock market and a positive economic outlook, U.S. parents spent less on college tuition during the 2016-17 school year, according to Sallie Mae's 10th annual "How America Pays for College" report.

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  • Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

    • NPR's Hidden Brain
    • 07/18/2017

    "The rate with which kids who are college-intending do not actually get to college in the fall is surprisingly high," says Lindsay Page, an education researcher at Harvard.

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  • Where to Turn to When You’re First in the Family to Go to College

    • The New York Times
    • 07/12/2017

    First-generation students mostly come from low- to middle-income families, are disproportionally Hispanic and African-American and have little, if any, information about their higher education options. As a result, they often have misconceptions and anxiety about attending college.

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  • 2,400 colleges + 27 data points = 711 Best Colleges For Your Money

    • Money
    • 07/11/2017

    College is a great investment—if you choose the right school. Find your best college with rankings that combine educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.

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  • Despite worries, international students are still planning to enroll in U.S. colleges, study finds

    • The Washington Post
    • 07/10/2017

    A national study of admissions officers found that, at least as of May, international students remain interested in studying in the United States, with overall demand holding steady compared to previous years.

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  • Generation Z is starting university – but is higher education ready?

    • The Guardian
    • 07/10/2017

    Smarter than baby boomers and way more ambitious than Millennials: universities don’t seem to be considering the impact of Gen Z.

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  • Will MSU match Michigan's tuition offer?

    • Lansing State Journal
    • 06/26/2017

    The University of Michigan made headlines when it announced a plan to cover tuition costs for in-state students whose families make less than $65,000 per year. It's called the Go Blue Guarantee, and it officially begins in January. Going into Wednesday’s Michigan State University Board of...

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