News

  • Colleges' Endless Pursuit of Students

    • The Atlantic
    • 04/11/2017

    Colleges put on a full-court press in these final weeks before the traditional May 1 decision day, hoping a personalized email, a phone call, or a visit to campus with other admitted students will be enough to assure a deposit for the freshman class.

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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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  • What does college affordability really look like?

    • The Washington Post
    • 04/05/2017

    The Urban Institute launched an online project Tuesday looking at the intersection of the cost and the value of college. Judging whether higher education is economical depends on the credential being pursued, the upfront investment, the odds of completion and the long-term value, said...

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  • Key Financial Aid Tool Could Be Down for Months

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 03/31/2017

    After briefings with congressional committees, federal agencies deliver more bad news on the status of the IRS data retrieval tool.

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  • Five myths about college admissions

    • The Washington Post
    • 03/30/2017

    The endeavor is shrouded in misconceptions.

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  • Handshake Deal

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 03/30/2017

    The rapid growth of Handshake, a career-services platform, is also raising questions about whether some students' grades are made visible to employers without permission.

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  • No. 1 worry for college applicants is no longer rejection by their dream school

    • MarketWatch
    • 03/29/2017

    The No. 1 worry most commonly cited by parents and students about college is the level of debt a student might take on, according to Princeton Review survey of more than 10,500 students and parents released Tuesday.

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