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  • Where to Turn to When You’re First in the Family to Go to College

    • The New York Times
    • 07/12/2017

    First-generation students mostly come from low- to middle-income families, are disproportionally Hispanic and African-American and have little, if any, information about their higher education options. As a result, they often have misconceptions and anxiety about attending college.

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  • 2,400 colleges + 27 data points = 711 Best Colleges For Your Money

    • Money
    • 07/11/2017

    College is a great investment—if you choose the right school. Find your best college with rankings that combine educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.

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  • Despite worries, international students are still planning to enroll in U.S. colleges, study finds

    • The Washington Post
    • 07/10/2017

    A national study of admissions officers found that, at least as of May, international students remain interested in studying in the United States, with overall demand holding steady compared to previous years.

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  • Generation Z is starting university – but is higher education ready?

    • The Guardian
    • 07/10/2017

    Smarter than baby boomers and way more ambitious than Millennials: universities don’t seem to be considering the impact of Gen Z.

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  • Will MSU match Michigan's tuition offer?

    • Lansing State Journal
    • 06/26/2017

    The University of Michigan made headlines when it announced a plan to cover tuition costs for in-state students whose families make less than $65,000 per year. It's called the Go Blue Guarantee, and it officially begins in January. Going into Wednesday’s Michigan State University Board of...

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  • U-M easing burden on middle-class students

    • Detroit News
    • 06/21/2017

    We agree that attention needs to be paid to assuring that talented students from all income levels have a chance at a quality education. In fact, U-M has made college achievement easier for the critical and financially-challenged middle class residents of Michigan.

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  • Will Michigan's Free-Tuition Guarantee Change the Game for Low-Income Students?

    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • 06/19/2017

    Starting in January, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor will guarantee free tuition for all in-state undergraduates with an annual family income of $65,000 or less. Many observers cheered the announcement on Thursday, but some higher-education experts greeted it with skepticism.

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  • Go Blue Guarantee

    University of Michigan to offer free tuition to some in-state students

    • Detroit Free Press
    • 06/16/2017

    Sitting in the Michigan Union, doing some studying before heading off to her retail job in downtown Ann Arbor, Kate Meyers was unaware that her financial plans for the next several years had just changed.

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  • The New Way Colleges Review Applications

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 06/12/2017

    "Committee-based" system -- pioneered at Penn -- changes how applicants are first judged at a growing number of competitive colleges.

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  • The Telltale Data That Can Identify College Students at Risk

    • The New York Times
    • 06/07/2017

    The group uses data to predict where students may go wrong so they can receive extra help in those areas. The universities experimented with a variety of programs, like creating peer groups of students who would otherwise get lost, or helping them make good class choices and get remedial help....

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