News

  • How much longer will students be willing to go away to college?

    • The Washington Post
    • 03/27/2017

    Even as more colleges expand their search area for prospects, there are several signs that the number of students willing to get on a plane or drive several hours to go to college is not keeping pace,

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  • College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.

    • The New York Times
    • 03/24/2017

    For many working-class students there is no money for test prep or essay help. The alternatives to higher education — joining the military, working for $13 an hour at the local factory or getting a cheaper, faster trade-school certificate — are alluring. The cost of college may seem formidable...

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  • ‘They’re afraid to come': University leaders worry Trump policies will deter international scholars

    • The Washington Post
    • 03/24/2017

    This year many university officials are on edge, fearful of immediate and long-term impact on higher education as Trump seeks to tighten immigration enforcement and restrict travel from certain countries.

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  • Turning Down Top Choices

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 03/23/2017

    About 40 percent of students who decided not to go to their college or university of first choice cited reasons related to costs.

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  • Measuring College (Un)affordability

    • The Atlantic
    • 03/23/2017

    As many as 95 percent of schools are out of reach for low-income students.

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  • Canada's Moment

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 03/20/2017

    A Trump effect? Many Canadian universities are reporting large gains in international applications at the same time some American universities are seeing declines.

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  • Protecting Pell? Critics Say Budget Wouldn't

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 03/17/2017

    By cutting a third of program's surplus and slashing other aid programs, Trump administration's first budget would imperil college access, advocates argue.

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  • How a FAFSA Malfunction Could Delay Student Aid

    • The Atlantic
    • 03/16/2017

    Some educators speculate that low-income students will be particularly inconvenienced, since they tend to file their applications closer to the deadline.

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  • When a Few Bucks Can Get Students to the Finish Line

    • The New York Times
    • 03/15/2017

    Many colleges have small pots of money to help students in emergencies such as eviction from their homes. Retention Grants, by contrast, focus on students who are just short of the finish line.

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  • Bloomberg-backed Group to Help Poorer Students Graduate From College

    • NBC News
    • 03/14/2017

    Their goal is to see 50,000 more low-income students attending and graduating from member institutions by 2025.

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