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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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How Cuts to Public Universities Have Driven Students Out of State
posted: Aug 26th   source: nytimes.com  
Declines in state support for public universities have helped reshape the geography of public college admissions, leading many students to attend universities far from home, where they pay the higher, out-of-state tuition rate. The number of out-of-state freshmen at public universities has nearly doubled since 1986. Here are the trends for your state.
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  Member College News
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Tippie Family Gives $7 Million to Endow Professorships, Fund Experiential Learning
posted: Aug 23rd   source: sites.allegheny.edu  
The Tippie family has established the Eila V. Bush Endowed Professorship in Art as part of a series of gifts totaling $7 million made during the past year to support Allegheny College's $200 million capital campaign. The Tippies also recently created the Patricia B. Tippie Endowed Professorship in Economics at the Pennsylvania liberal arts college, founded in 1815.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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How colleges and the government deny poor students a second chance
posted: Aug 22nd   source: washingtonpost.com  
As the academic year opens at colleges across the country, one important group of students will be underrepresented in classrooms: returning adults. The missing students may have both the abilities and the motivation to pursue degrees. But many are shut out of higher education because of debt owed to schools they attended years, even decades, earlier.
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  Student Loan News
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A 'fix-it form' for private student-loan servicer issues
posted: Aug 22nd   source: philly.com  
If your student-loan servicer is making life difficult, you're not alone. Americans wanting to repay their student loans - and, especially, keep the balance out of default - often are stymied by the loan servicers themselves, according to a new CFPB report. There are multiple problems with the implementation of the new income-based repayment option for student loans.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Tuition is now a useless concept in higher education
posted: Aug 22nd   source: washingtonpost.com  
If Congress wanted to make an actual difference regarding the rising cost of college - and give universities and colleges a chance to solve this problem - it would strip from the Higher Education Act the requirement that colleges publish a “tuition” number. The figure is as good as useless now. Colleges should instead publish 5 numbers: how much they spend on educating each student...
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  Member College News
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Area colleges boost spending on sports teams to lure students
posted: Aug 22nd   source: live.buffalonews.com  
Looking for athletes to build Daemen College’s new women’s tennis team took Stephen Beatty far beyond the college’s usual Western New York recruiting grounds. The tennis coach dangled a partial scholarship offer to Hayle Scanlan – a HS sectional champion in Indianapolis. Scanlan had not heard of Daemen, but she was interested in studying to be a physician’s assistant.
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  College Admissions News
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Taking Summer School to Get Ahead, Not Catch Up
posted: Aug 20th   source: nytimes.com  
The new buzzword is 'Previewing'. As the competition to get into the most selective colleges intensifies, high-achieving students are attending academic summer schools to turbocharge grade-point averages or load up on the A.P. courses seen as gateways to top-tier schools. Critics, however, say the summer classes only add to the inequities of the college admissions process.
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  Member College News
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Some Students Embrace Tiny Dorm Rooms
posted: Aug 19th   source: insidehighered.com  
Imagine living in a room smaller than a parking spot. Now imagine sharing that room with another person. For students in one residence hall at Ohio's College of Wooster, this scenario is a reality. They live in pods much smaller than typical dorm rooms, with singles measuring about 72 square feet and doubles measuring about 108 square feet.
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  Member College News
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The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2020
posted: Aug 19th   source: beloit.edu  
Students heading into their first year of college this year are mostly 18 and were born in 1998. Among those who have never been alive in their lifetime are Frank Sinatra, Sonny Bono and Flo-Jo. Since they arrived on this planet, there has always been a digital swap meet called eBay. They have never had to watch or listen to programs at a scheduled time. You’d better send a text; emails are often ignored.
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  Paying For College
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Tuition Payment Plan Can Make Paying the Bill Easier
posted: Aug 18th   source: consumerreports.org  
College tuition bills are coming due. If you’re worried about how you’ll pay it, your school probably has an alternative: A payment plan. Almost every school offers one. Tuition payment programs are short-term installment plans that allow you to stretch your payments out over the semester or a calendar year - and perhaps avoid taking out a loan.
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  Paying For College
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Student Debt: Myths and Facts
posted: Aug 18th   source: slideshare.net  
The average debt level of bachelor's degree holders from private colleges is $19,300 - only $4,100 more than from public colleges. Students from private college are less likely to default on their loans - even though privates enroll a larger percentage of low-income students than public colleges. Private colleges give three times as much institutional aid per student as publics.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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To push 21st Century economic success, Clinton and Trump should focus on education
posted: Aug 16th   source: washingtonpost.com  
The #1 job held by men today - nearly 3 million: truck driver. What will happen in a decade when Daimler expects its self-driving 18-wheeler now being tested in the Nevada desert to be ready for the road? The question that the presidential candidates should be discussing is what kind of education is needed to stay ahead of automation or to complement technology?
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  General College News
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Misericordia University Teacher Education Programs reapproved by Pennsylvania Department of Education
posted: Aug 16th   source: misericordia.edu  
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality recently has reapproved all undergraduate and post baccalaureate teacher preparation programs offered by the Teacher Education Department at Misericordia University.
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  Campus Finances
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Banking on the Big Five
posted: Aug 15th   source: insidehighered.com  
In a risky and expensive endeavor, public universities are spending more and more money on athletics in hopes of earning a spot among the Power Five conferences. That means annual athletic spending that's competitive with U. of Texas ($173 million per year). 17 schools are hoping to join the expanding Big 12 Conference; at least 15 institutions are guaranteed not to receive an invitation.
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  Student Loan News
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The difficult task of qualifying for student loan refinancing
posted: Aug 15th   source: bostonglobe.com  
When Andrew Tremblay set out to refinance his college loan, he expected no problems. After all, he had a four-year degree, a steady job, and an enviable credit score. But it was only when his father agreed to co-sign for him that the country’s leading student loan refinancing lender, San Francisco-based SoFi, offered to cut Tremblay’s hefty 12.5% interest rate by more than half.
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  Paying For College
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Strategies for finding college scholarships
posted: Aug 15th   source: nj.com  
Scholarships offered on search engines are often ethnic, focused on specific majors or religious-based. They often require essays. The process is time-consuming and tends to generate small awards. A high GPA matters. Students are most likely to get merit aid for academics if they apply to colleges where they are in the top quarter of the incoming class.
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  Member College News
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At campus arboretums, learning never grows old
posted: Aug 15th   source: philly.com  
Widener University has acquired nearby Taylor Memorial Arboretum, giving professors and students unfettered access, 24/7, to the 30-acre oasis where professors have taken students for years to study plants, trees and water. Arboretums serve as living, breathing classrooms and laboratories, offering lessons in landscape architecture, botany, ecology, evolution and horticulture.
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  Member College News
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New Purpose possible for former Bristol College
posted: Aug 15th   source: m.wcyb.com  
Bluefield College (VA) wants to open a campus on the site of the now-closed Virginia Intermont College. Bluefield would only offer STEM-H classes - science, technology, engineering, math, and health. Three other colleges have also inquired about the vacant campus.
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  College Admissions News
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Please Release Me, Let Me Go (To College)
posted: Aug 14th   source: linkedin.com  
There is a federal law, commonly known as FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), intended to protect student information from prying eyes, that could, if you are not diligent, actually keep school records out of the hands of college admissions officers. To avoid this, here are step-by-step instructions if you're using "The Common App."
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  General College News
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What do you wish you did or knew in college/university?
posted: Aug 14th   source: linkedin.com  
30 tips for a new freshman entering college: #9 - Get comfortable with chatting with people randomly / making small talk. It's a skill that takes time to cultivate (particularly if you're more of the introverted type). #11 - Everyone says find your passion and pursue it... (so) do a lot of different things (volunteer, sign up for random classes, join clubs) and see what sticks.
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