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  General College News
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2013-2014 PayScale College Salary Report
posted: 17 hours ago   source: payscale.com  
Do you want to compare earnings for graduates of every school in PayScale's College Salary Report? See the full list of schools below and sort according to school type, salary or job meaning.
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  Student Loan News
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Number of Student Loans in Default Declines
posted: Sep 27th   source: nytimes.com  
Defaults on federal student loans declined in 2013, for the first time in years. The department identified 21 schools whose default rates were so high that under federal law, they could lose eligibility to receive federal student grants and loans. 20 are for-profit 'colleges'. At private non-profit colleges, the dafault rate is only 7.2%.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Mistakes Parents Make With Financial Aid
posted: Sep 23rd   source: online.wsj.com  
What many don't know—or at least, don't realize until it's too late—is that the timing of certain financial decisions made well before and even during college can significantly alter a student's eligibility for aid from both the federal government and the university itself. The timing of remarriage, the sale of a home, an inheritance are intended for retirement are all factored into any aid calculation.
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  College Admissions News
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More Pressure Than Ever: The 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors
posted: Sep 22nd   source: insidehighered.com  
Last year was a difficult one for college admissions -- with 71% of private colleges reporting some difficulty filling their classes by May 1. 57% of private colleges said they were 'very concerned' about meeting their current enrollment goals. Colleges said they are increasing recruitment of international, out-of-state and transfer students.
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  College Admissions News
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Too Much Demonstrated Interest
posted: Sep 22nd   source: insidehighered.com  
Some high school counselors are worried about a new college admissions hurdle students have to clear: repeatedly showing interest in certain colleges, even though they've already applied. Several colleges are using students’ “demonstrated interest” to make 'up' or 'down' admissions decisions. Colleges say they're just properly focusing resources - but it's a way to 'game' the U.S. News rankings.
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  College Admissions News
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Predicting Where Students Will Go
posted: Sep 22nd   source: insidehighered.com  
Which students do you recruit? Topics at the NACAC conference included a company that offers a modeling service meant to predict which high school students are most likely to enroll at a particular institution. The process involves number-crunching students’ demographic information - plus geography, academic interest, whether students would prefer a private college and family income.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Think tank backs changes in Pell Grants, pointing out tricks colleges play with merit aid
posted: Sep 22nd   source: insidehighered.com  
A Washington think tank charged that there is compelling evidence to suggest that many schools are engaged in an elaborate shell game: using Pell Grants to supplant institutional aid they would have otherwise provided to financially needy students, and then shifting these funds to help recruit wealthier students.
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  College Admissions News
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Admissions Leaders Gather to Weigh ‘Prestige, Financial Aid, and Love’
posted: Sep 22nd   source: chronicle.com  
Leading an admissions office is a serious job; the pressures of 'meeting your numbers' were a main topic at the recent NACAC conference. But Ken Anselment, dean of admissions and financial aid at Lawrence University, says it’s important to spread some humor, to be seen having fun. So he tools around the campus on a silver scooter with green handlebar cushions. You can’t miss him.
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  College Admissions News
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Common App No Longer Requires Members to Conduct ‘Holistic’ Reviews
posted: Sep 22nd   source: chronicle.com  
The Common Application will allow institutions that do not require admission essays or recommendations to join the 549 colleges worldwide that use the standardized online admission form. If a member college decides to require a 30-second video instead of an essay, it would now be free to do so.
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  Paying For College
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Forget a Perfect SAT - What Colleges Really Want are International Students
posted: Sep 19th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
Foreign students now comprise 10% of UCLA's freshmen class - more than four times the percentage six years ago. Sure, this lessens admissions chances for home-grown students. But, with the state legislature cutting public higher education support by 37% over the past 5 years, full-pay foreign students "rock".
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  Member College News
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King's College (Pa.) Awarded $3 million grant for King's on the Square Project
posted: Sep 19th   source: pa.gov  
At an event today at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Governor Tom Corbett announced the award of Economic Growth Initiative Grants to King’s College and Wilkes University.

The $3 million grant to King’s College is for the renovation of a former downtown hotel into academic space. Known as King’s on the Square, this renovation supports the institution’s Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, Athletic...
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  SAGE Scholars News
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The University of Mary Joins Tuition Rewards
posted: Sep 19th   source: secure.tuitionrewards.com  
Offering a unique leadership experience for students who want to prepare for a future grounded in faith and marked by service to others, the University attracts more than 1,700 undergraduates from 42 states and 23 countries. Students prepare for professions with a strong liberal arts base through a choice of 58 majors. They have the opportunity to study on the U-Mary Rome campus for a semester or five weeks at the...
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  SAGE Scholars News
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7 Ways Financial Advisors Save for Their Children's Education
posted: Sep 19th   source: finance.yahoo.com  
Parents do their best to save for their children's college education, but sometimes they aren't aware of all of the options. U.S. News asked financial advisors what they're doing to save for their children's college expenses. Idea #7: 'Sign up for the SAGE Scholars Program.'
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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CFPB Accuses Corinthian Colleges of Cheating Students
posted: Sep 18th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
Corinthian Colleges Inc., which runs for-profit colleges that receive $1.4 billion in federal student aid, was sued by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Corinthian is accused of misleading students into taking out unaffordable loans by falsely advertising job prospects & then using illegal debt collection tactics to force payment.
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  Member College News
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Trial lawyer Kline gives $50M to Drexel law school
posted: Sep 17th   source: philly.com  
Drexel University announced that Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline will give $50 million to bolster its law school, which opened in 2006. The 4th largest gift ever to a U.S. law school, it includes a historic building just 50 yards from the SAGE Scholars office that will house the law school's Institute for Trial Advocacy.
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  Student Loan News
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Sentenced to Debt: Republicans Block Student Loan Refinance Bill
posted: Sep 17th   source: business-news.thestreet.com  
Senate Republicans blocked a vote on the 'Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinance Act,' which would have let people with lingering student loans refinance them at current rates. Even older Americans have student loan debt; 140,000 seniors now have their Social Security checks 'garnished' (reduced) to pay down outstanding student loans.
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  College Admissions News
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‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers
posted: Sep 17th   source: nytimes.com  
A non-profit organization, QuestBridge, has quietly become one of the biggest players in elite-college admissions. Founded by a California couple, QuestBridge has figured out how to convince thousands of high-achieving, low-income students that they really can attend a top college, supplying 11% of the class at Amherst & 4% at Stanford.
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  Member College News
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Augustana Ranked No. 3 Among Best Regional Colleges by U.S. News
posted: Sep 16th   source: augie.edu  
U.S. News has again ranked Augustana among the best colleges in the Midwest.

In its latest annual guidebook, “Best Colleges: 2015," the news agency ranked Augustana No. 3 among the "Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest" and No. 2 among regional colleges in the Midwest offering the best value.
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  Member College News
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Coe reports largest entering class and record full-time enrollment
posted: Sep 15th   source: coe.edu  
Coe College has a record number of new students and the largest number of full-time students enrolled in its history this fall. In addition, the college has a record number of students living on campus. Meanwhile, the average academic profile of the Coe class of 2018 remains historically strong.
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  Member College News
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Nepal internship leaves strong impression on Heidelberg senior
posted: Sep 15th   source: heidelberg.edu  
Sarah Dombrosky doesn’t speak a lick of Nepalese, yet she immersed herself in the culture of Nepal this summer as an intern, teaching of English, science and math. She returned home feeling like she was the student rather than the teacher.
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