News

  • What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)

    • The New York Times
    • 11/01/2017

    The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.

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  • AP sources: Education Dept. could scale back help on loans

    • PBS News Hour
    • 10/30/2017

    The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration’s policy of erasing that debt.

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  • Enrollment hits record high at University of Michigan

    • The Detroit News
    • 10/27/2017

    The number of applicants to UM for this fall was an all-time high: 59,886, up 7.9 percent from last year.

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  • Public Higher Ed Skews Wealthy

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/26/2017

    New report analyzing mobility data over time takes aim at public universities for using so-called merit aid to attract wealthy students. Universities push back.

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  • Net Price Keeps Creeping Up

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/25/2017

    Tuition and fees increased by a few percentage points across the board, and aid failed to keep pace, annual College Board report shows.

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  • Tough Options After Perkins

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/24/2017

    Campus officials say elimination of program won’t simplify aid system, as proponents claim, but will likely lead many students to take out private loans.

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  • State-Funded Student Aid Holds Steady

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/23/2017

    The split between need-based and non-need-based grants remained the same year over year in 2015-16.

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  • The Long Story of the Movement Toward College Cost Clarity

    • The New York Times
    • 10/20/2017

    Once upon a time, paying for college was a relatively simple task.

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  • How Campus Racism Could Affect Black Students' College Enrollment

    • The Atlantic
    • 10/19/2017

    With racial discrimination on the rise, students and parents are watching universities’ responses closely, and some say that these concerns could influence decisions of where to attend.

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  • Default Crisis for Black Student Borrowers

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/17/2017

    Half of all black students who took out federal student loans defaulted in 12 years, according to two analyses of new federal data on student borrowers.

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