News

  • A look at geographic distribution of student debt

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 04/05/2018

    A new web tool from the Urban Institute reveals the geographic distribution of student loan debt, with interactive data on debt levels and the share of people who took out student loans at both state and county levels.

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  • In most cases, education credentials are not viable alternatives to college

    • Forbes.com
    • 04/04/2018

    Those who support college alternatives such as smaller, career-focused learning credentials, badges or certificates often contend that college degrees are weighted down and diluted by programs and courses and expenses that are not related to attaining the valuable job skills that most students...

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  • An International Final Four: Which Country Handles Student Debt Best?

    • New York Times
    • 04/03/2018

    Although an American college degree remains a good investment on average — the higher earnings for most graduates justify the cost — millions of borrowers are in default on their loans.

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  • You got into the college of your dreams. But will you actually go there?

    • Washington Post
    • 03/30/2018

    By now, college acceptances (or rejections) are in the hands of high school seniors. Over the next few weeks, those who haven’t already decided where they are going to school next fall will make their decisions. The month ahead is a time of high anxiety for students and their parents — and for...

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  • The growing college graduation gap

    • New York Times
    • 03/27/2018

    First, some good news: In recent decades, students from modest backgrounds have flooded onto college campuses. At many high schools where going to college was once exotic, it’s now normal. When I visit these high schools, I see college pennants all over the hallways, intended to send a message:...

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  • Low-income, first-generation students have - finally - established a beachhead at Ivy League schools. Now the real works starts.

    • Washington Post
    • 03/14/2018

    The U.S. Education Department just released a report on “first-generation students” and their college access, persistence and postbachelor’s outcomes — and the news was not especially good.

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  • What the new tax law means for college affordability

    • Forbes.com
    • 03/08/2018

    Now that the dust from the new tax law has settled, this much is clear: colleges and the students they serve have come away only marginally affected, a far cry from what seemed possible at the outset of the tax-bill process.

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  • Funding the Dream

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 03/01/2018

    Southern New Hampshire University and several donors want to guarantee an education for 1,000 DACA students.

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  • New College Endowment Tax Won't Help Low-Income Students. Here's How It Could.

    • The Brookings Institution
    • 02/23/2018

    There is not very much to like about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. It delivers big benefits to the affluent, creates new loopholes and complexities, and will send the deficit soaring. One provision with some merit, however, is the introduction of a tax on the endowments of wealthy colleges...

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  • College Debt, Without the Degree

    • The Atlantic
    • 02/13/2018

    Almost a third of Americans who take out loans to pay for their education don’t end up getting a diploma.

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