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  • The Michigan Model: A New Approach to Financial Aid

    • Harvard Political Review
    • 09/19/2017

    While much attention has rightfully been given to this impressive offer, the guarantee extends beyond financial aid. It also introduces a new system of marketing—one that aims to reach talented, low-income students who might otherwise not have seen higher-education as an attainable next step....

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  • The 2017 Survey of Admissions Directors: Pressure All Around

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 09/13/2017

    Only 34 percent of colleges met new student enrollment targets this year by May 1, the traditional date by which most institutions hope to have a class set. That is a key finding of the 2017 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, released today by Inside Higher Ed, in...

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  • A Simple Way to Bring Down College-Application Costs

    • The Atlantic
    • 09/12/2017

    Allowing students to report their own standardized-test scores could ease some of the financial burden of the process.

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  • For Students Imperiled by Trump’s DACA Rollback, a Scramble for Answers

    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • 09/07/2017

    Jose Guillermo Rivas was immersed in the first day of his internship on Tuesday when news broke that could crush his dream of becoming a high-school guidance counselor.

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  • Trump Ends DACA

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 09/06/2017

    Colleges look to support students after administration announces end of program that granted hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants protection from deportation and the right to work.

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  • The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students

    • The New York Times
    • 08/29/2017

    You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities. But the reality is that an increasingly small population of undergraduates enjoys that kind of life.

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  • Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

    • The New York Times
    • 08/24/2017

    The share of black freshmen at elite schools is virtually unchanged since 1980. More Hispanics are attending elite schools, but the increase has not kept up with the huge growth of young Hispanics in the United States.

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  • #YouAreWelcomeHere

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 08/18/2017

    Eastern Michigan University displays banners of 108 of its international students on campus as part of a national campaign to convey “You Are Welcome Here.”

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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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