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  • The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

    • The Atlantic
    • 12/07/2017

    Students don't seem to be getting much out of higher education.

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  • GOP Begins Rewrite of Federal Aid Law

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/30/2017

    House education committee leaks its ambitious first draft of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, with broad changes aimed at both deregulation and more accountability in how federal student aid is distributed and used.

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  • Poor Girls Are Leaving Their Brothers Behind

    • The Atlantic
    • 11/29/2017

    As a college education becomes increasingly important in today’s economy, it’s girls, not boys, who are succeeding in school. For kids from poor families, that can make the difference between social mobility and a lifetime of poverty.

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  • FAFSA Goes Mobile

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/29/2017

    Education Department plans a new platform aimed at smoothing applications for student aid and helping borrowers manage loan payments. But Congress must act to remove the most serious obstacles to completion of the FAFSA.

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  • Financial aid officers say the government must stop charging fees to borrow money for college

    • The Washington Post
    • 11/27/2017

    The federal government makes billions of dollars a year charging students and parents fees to borrow money for college, but a group of financial aid officers say those loan origination fees are a burdensome tax on families that Congress needs to end.

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  • Words You'll Hear: Cuts To College Student Tax Credits

    • NPR
    • 11/13/2017

    NPR's Michel Martin and Washington Post reporter Danielle Douglas-Gabriel talk about a piece of the House tax plan that you may not hear about: cuts to tax credits and deductions for college students.

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  • College students today value education less and money more: study

    • CNBC
    • 11/13/2017

    According to a paper highlighted by The British Psychology Society, millennials pursuing higher education in the U.S. are more motivated than previous generations by making money.

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  • Maybe public universities aren’t shutting out more poor students after all

    • The Washington Post
    • 11/10/2017

    Recently, several news outlets wrote alarming articles about how selective public universities have been reducing the share of low-income students they enroll. However, the media have grossly overinterpreted the new finding, which comes from a report by the think tank New America.

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  • How the Tax Bill Affects Students and Families Paying for College

    • The New York Times
    • 11/09/2017

    The tax legislation that House Republicans proposed last week includes several changes that could affect student loans: the ability to deduct the interest on your loan would be eliminated; tuition paid by an employer would become taxable; and three existing tax breaks would be consolidated into...

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  • In Trump country, a university confronts its skeptics

    • Politico
    • 11/09/2017

    The University of Michigan, like many public flagship universities, faces a crisis of confidence in working-class communities.

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