News

  • Refinancing pitches hit the mail for student debt

    • Detroit Free Press
    • 04/20/2017

    Refinancing student debt is an idea that's been building buzz for roughly five years. But lenders aren't chasing everyone's college loan debt. They're looking at paychecks and degrees — not for college dropouts and others struggling to make payments.

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  • Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts

    • The Washington Post
    • 04/18/2017

    Even as higher education experts applaud the concept of free tuition, they question finer points of New York’s plan and whether it’s a model that should be replicated elsewhere.

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  • How To Get Low-Income Students Into Selective Colleges

    • NPR
    • 04/14/2017

    New social science research looks at how to get more low-income students into college.

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  • What Is the Future of College Marketing?

    • The Atlantic
    • 04/13/2017

    The “typical” American college student is changing. Is Big Data equipped to keep up?

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  • How I Learned to Take the SAT Like a Rich Kid

    • The New York Times
    • 04/12/2017

    If I lost the ZIP code lottery growing up in tap-water-crisis Flint, my new friends had won the neighborhood Powerball jackpot. Don’t get me wrong. My newfound friends worked extremely hard, but they also seemed to have access to a formula for success that had been kept from the rest of us.

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  • Choice and Student Debt

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 04/12/2017

    Most students pay more for college than an affordability benchmark recommends, according to a new report, and some of the overspending is by choice.

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  • New York Adopts Free Tuition

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 04/10/2017

    SUNY and CUNY students from families with incomes up to $125,000 will not pay tuition. But some aid experts are alarmed by requirement that graduates stay in state for same number of years they receive the benefit.

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  • States Debate Tuition Break for Students in US Illegally

    • The Associated Press
    • 04/10/2017

    Twenty states already offer cheaper in-state college tuition to students who are in the United States illegally. Legislation making its way through the Tennessee Legislature would make that state the 21st.

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  • 1st-generation collegians learn to navigate unfamiliar waters

    • The Boston Globe
    • 04/08/2017

    While many of the challenges are financial, others involve navigating the complex college scene.

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  • Year-Round Pell's Likely Return

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 04/06/2017

    Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House appear poised to bring back year-round Pell Grant eligibility, which the Obama administration and Congress nixed in 2012 over cost concerns.

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