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  • U-M easing burden on middle-class students

    • Detroit News
    • 06/21/2017

    We agree that attention needs to be paid to assuring that talented students from all income levels have a chance at a quality education. In fact, U-M has made college achievement easier for the critical and financially-challenged middle class residents of Michigan.

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  • Will Michigan's Free-Tuition Guarantee Change the Game for Low-Income Students?

    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • 06/19/2017

    Starting in January, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor will guarantee free tuition for all in-state undergraduates with an annual family income of $65,000 or less. Many observers cheered the announcement on Thursday, but some higher-education experts greeted it with skepticism.

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  • Go Blue Guarantee

    University of Michigan to offer free tuition to some in-state students

    • Detroit Free Press
    • 06/16/2017

    Sitting in the Michigan Union, doing some studying before heading off to her retail job in downtown Ann Arbor, Kate Meyers was unaware that her financial plans for the next several years had just changed.

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  • The New Way Colleges Review Applications

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 06/12/2017

    "Committee-based" system -- pioneered at Penn -- changes how applicants are first judged at a growing number of competitive colleges.

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  • Forget the marketing gimmicks: It’s time for colleges to cut costs.

    • The Washington Post
    • 06/01/2017

    Rather than always looking at the revenue side of the ledger by figuring out how to attract more students with marketing gimmicks and constant discounting, colleges should start studying the expense side as well for ways to lower their costs.

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  • Second Thoughts About Higher Education Decisions

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 06/01/2017

    Most former college students say they would change either their major, college attended or credential pursued if they could do it all over again, survey finds.

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  • Trump Budget Would Slash Student Aid and Research

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 05/24/2017

    White House plan confirms drastic cuts to many programs while proposing to substantially alter loan programs.

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  • Wolverine Pathways making U-M more accessible to inner-city youth

    • The University Record
    • 05/10/2017

    The students participate in fall and winter sessions, each consisting of eight Saturdays of project-based, hands-on courses, as well as intensive math and speech and communication arts courses. They also participate in a 16-day summer session consisting of daylong, Monday-Thursday courses over...

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  • Money to prep poor kids for college? Sorry, wrong font

    • The Washington Post
    • 05/10/2017

    Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college were turned down by the U.S. Education Department because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the wrong font or lack of double-spacing.

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  • Demanding Results on Transfer

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 05/09/2017

    Unusual foundation grant will pay for community colleges and four-year institutions to improve their transfer pathways, with goal of 30 percent bump in four-year degrees earned by community college graduates.

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