News

  • More college financial aid is going to the rich

    • Salon
    • 12/18/2017

    In an era of inequity, high-income students are benefitting as low-income students are forced to take out loans.

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  • The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

    • The Atlantic
    • 12/07/2017

    Students don't seem to be getting much out of higher education.

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  • Why Applying to College Is So Confusing

    • The New York Times
    • 12/05/2017

    Colleges themselves have widely diverging views on what makes an ideal applicant.

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  • The Price of Admission

    • Slate
    • 12/05/2017

    Asians shouldn’t have to hide their heritage when applying to college. I did—and I’ll always regret it.

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  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder: Congress should act now to protect dreamers

    • Detroit Free Press
    • 12/04/2017

    While there is no denying that our immigration system is broken, and there is much to be done when it comes to border security and enforcement, the issue of dreamers is a worthwhile place to start.

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  • GOP Begins Rewrite of Federal Aid Law

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/30/2017

    House education committee leaks its ambitious first draft of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, with broad changes aimed at both deregulation and more accountability in how federal student aid is distributed and used.

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  • Poor Girls Are Leaving Their Brothers Behind

    • The Atlantic
    • 11/29/2017

    As a college education becomes increasingly important in today’s economy, it’s girls, not boys, who are succeeding in school. For kids from poor families, that can make the difference between social mobility and a lifetime of poverty.

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  • FAFSA Goes Mobile

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/29/2017

    Education Department plans a new platform aimed at smoothing applications for student aid and helping borrowers manage loan payments. But Congress must act to remove the most serious obstacles to completion of the FAFSA.

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  • Financial aid officers say the government must stop charging fees to borrow money for college

    • The Washington Post
    • 11/27/2017

    The federal government makes billions of dollars a year charging students and parents fees to borrow money for college, but a group of financial aid officers say those loan origination fees are a burdensome tax on families that Congress needs to end.

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  • Words You'll Hear: Cuts To College Student Tax Credits

    • NPR
    • 11/13/2017

    NPR's Michel Martin and Washington Post reporter Danielle Douglas-Gabriel talk about a piece of the House tax plan that you may not hear about: cuts to tax credits and deductions for college students.

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