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  • College students today value education less and money more: study

    • CNBC
    • 11/13/2017

    According to a paper highlighted by The British Psychology Society, millennials pursuing higher education in the U.S. are more motivated than previous generations by making money.

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  • New International Enrollments Decline

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/13/2017

    Open Doors survey shows declines in new international students starting in fall 2016, after years of growth. This fall universities report an average 7 percent decline in new international students.

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  • Maybe public universities aren’t shutting out more poor students after all

    • The Washington Post
    • 11/10/2017

    Recently, several news outlets wrote alarming articles about how selective public universities have been reducing the share of low-income students they enroll. However, the media have grossly overinterpreted the new finding, which comes from a report by the think tank New America.

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  • How the Tax Bill Affects Students and Families Paying for College

    • The New York Times
    • 11/09/2017

    The tax legislation that House Republicans proposed last week includes several changes that could affect student loans: the ability to deduct the interest on your loan would be eliminated; tuition paid by an employer would become taxable; and three existing tax breaks would be consolidated into...

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  • In Trump country, a university confronts its skeptics

    • Politico
    • 11/09/2017

    The University of Michigan, like many public flagship universities, faces a crisis of confidence in working-class communities.

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  • A Lack of Tuition Strategy

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/09/2017

    States lack coordination and clarity, according to survey finding more than two-thirds of respondents reported no unified approach to address affordability.

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  • The transition to college can be tough, even more so if you have autism

    • The Washington Post
    • 11/06/2017

    An understanding of the needs of students with autism, along with support for their difficulties, can go a long way toward helping them succeed in institutions of higher education.

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  • Off the Pedestal

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/06/2017

    Republican tax plan would cut off key source of borrowing and impose new taxes on wealthy institutions. Some see historic shift in view of elite universities from a public good worthy of sheltering from taxes to a source of funds for government.

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  • Are You First Gen? Depends on Who’s Asking

    • The New York Times
    • 11/03/2017

    The Department of Education interprets first-gen status in at least three different ways: the legislative definition (no parent in the household has a bachelor’s degree) and the two used for research (no education after high school; no degree after high school). Still other definitions are often...

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  • Tax Benefits at Risk for Colleges, Student Borrowers

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/03/2017

    Republican tax reform plan would tax large endowments and limit or kill key deductions, including one for student loan interest and another for graduate students.

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