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  • Not So Open Doors

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 08/18/2017

    Elite colleges need to change policies to recruit, admit and graduate talented low-income students, report says. It calls out some by name.

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  • Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump

    • Associated Press
    • 08/17/2017

    Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. The Forever GI Act removed a 15-year limit on using the benefits, effective immediately.

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  • Where do families get nearly $24,000 for one year of college?

    • Detroit Free Press
    • 08/09/2017

    Saving money for college, searching for scholarships and studying what is affordable can be tackled at any time, even if you didn't have much of a plan to start.

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  • Cost-Conscious Families Choosing In-State Colleges

    • U.S. News & World Report
    • 07/31/2017

    More students are choosing to attend public in-state schools, one study found.

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  • This Is the Way the College ‘Bubble’ Ends

    • The Atlantic
    • 07/27/2017

    After decades of expansion, just about every meaningful statistic—including the number of college students, the growth of tuition costs, and even the total number of colleges—is going down, or at least growing more slowly.

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  • College Degrees Lead to 'Good Jobs'

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 07/26/2017

    Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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