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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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  • 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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