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  General College News
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Wells College president to Cuomo: Tuition-free program should include private colleges
posted: 1 hours ago   source: auburnpub.com  
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to provide free tuition for students at New York's public colleges and universities - part of his new budget plan - should be expanded to include private institutions, Wells College President Jonathan Gibralter said. Expanding the program would give students and their families more options and ensure that private colleges aren't "unfairly disadvantaged."
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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Predator Colleges May Thrive Again
posted: 3 hours ago   source: mobile-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org  
Congress has tried since the 1940s to curb predatory for-profit colleges that survive almost solely on federal money while saddling students with crushing loans for useless degrees. The Obama Administration's 'Gainful Employment' rule was major progress - which may be wiped out by recently-appointed U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and her new staff.
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  College Admissions News
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How to Help Your Kid Pick a College
posted: 3 hours ago   source: psychologytoday.com  
Here are a few tips for the parents whose kids will pick their college this April: First, a message for pushy parents - resist the urge to push your little scholar up the rankings list. Second, a message for the clingy parents - If you desperately want your kids to stay close to home, your child will pick up on your desires. Now a message for all of us - let her pick.
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  College Admissions News
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Study Shows How Price-Sensitive Students are Selecting Colleges
posted: 4 hours ago   source: insidehighered.com  
Every year, prospective students receive offers to attend their first choice college or university. And every year, according to a new study of 55,000 prospective freshmen, up to 40& of them turn down those offers for reasons related to the cost of attendance, financial aid, merit aid (elsewhere), etc.
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  SAGE Scholars News
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NJ PURE Announces College Tuition Rewards for its Policyholders and Staff
posted: 4 hours ago   source: globenewswire.com  
NJ PURE, a provider of medical professional liability insurance, has announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership with SAGE Scholars to participate in Tuition Rewards. 'We have worked hard to continue to provide additional benefits to our policyholders,' said Eric Poe, a Principal of NJ PURE.
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  College Admissions News
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A Simple Improvement to College Admissions
posted: 5 hours ago   source: aier.org  
New research finds that the English and Math sections of the ACT are much more useful in predicting college success than Reading and Science - and that junior and senior year grades are much more predictive of college and future labor market success than freshman and sophomore grades. If this becomes utilized in admission decisions, more students are likely to graduate.
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  General College News
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CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates
posted: Mar 22nd   source: nytimes.com  
For community college students, remedial courses don't put you any closer to a degree. The courses take time. They cost money — or consume a portion of a student’s financial aid — while offering no credits. Frustrated to be sitting in class without progress toward a degree, many students drop out. After one year, just half of CUNY students in remediation advance out of those classes.
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  General College News
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Free College: California Pitches Ambitious Plan To End Student Loan Debt
posted: Mar 21st   source: forbes.com  
If California Assembly Democrats have their way, California college students may benefit from the nation's most ambitious plan for students to avoid student loan debt. The plan would make the first year of community college tuition-free. Students whose parents earn more than $60,000 per year would be expected to help pay for college; students would be expected to hold a part-time job.
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  College Admissions News
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Weighing college choices? Here are three factors to consider
posted: Mar 20th   source: washingtonpost.com  
Tips from admissions deans: 1. Look under the hood of the academic programs. Does the college offer a range of majors and minors in case you change your mind or want to add another major or minor? How easy is it to transfer between majors or schools? Do they offer the classes you need to graduate? 2. Investigate ways to learn outside the classroom. 3. Don’t forget about financial aid.
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  Member College News
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Family Ties: At age 60, Daniel Sifuentes Studies at UIW
posted: Mar 20th   source: thewordonline.org  
Daniel Sifuentes never imagined that at the age of 60 he would be attending college simultaneously with his son and daughter. Now a junior computer information systems major at University of the Incarnate Word (TX), Daniel learned belatedly that as a Vietnam vet, he was eligible to attend college under the G.I. Bill. His son and daughter joined him at UIW.
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  Student Loan News
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4 ways to pay down student debt (while staying sane)
posted: Mar 20th   source: college.usatoday.com  
Sign up for an income-based repayment plan (but wait until the FAFSA 'tool' that allows usage of IRS data is repaired). Refinance and consolidate your student loans; you'll probably get a lower interest rate if you act now. Automate your payments; do so and you're likely to receive a lower interest rate. Consider a bi-weekly loan repayment schedule.
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  Member College News
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Education Major Opens Door to International Teaching Through Magellan
posted: Mar 20th   source: washjeff.edu  
Established in 2008, Washington & Jefferson College’s Magellan Project extends liberal arts learning outside the classroom by providing scholarship funding for students to spend summers pursuing independent projects and internships in the U.S. and abroad. Autumn Trembow, a senior child development and education major, took advantage and went to Costa Rica & China.
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  Paying For College
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Trump's Work Study Proposal Causes a Stir
posted: Mar 20th   source: insidehighered.com  
Students in the federal work-study program are entering a period of uncertainty after President Trump released his budget proposal, which calls for substantial cuts to the federal work-study program & changes that would limit eligibility to only low-income students. Federal work-study jobs are supposed to be connected to students’ field of study or help them build skills for the work force.
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  College Admissions News
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Recruitment and the Great Firewall of China
posted: Mar 20th   source: insidehighered.com  
Of American universities, nearly seven out of 10 had admissions content that was blocked in China, a new study says. China operates the largest internet screening gateway in the world - the Great Firewall of China. The filtering of content is unpredictable and strict. Because of internet censorship, it is tricky to know what content can be seen by prospective Chinese students.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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What Trump’s Budget Outline Would Mean for Higher Ed
posted: Mar 20th   source: chronicle.com  
President Trump's spending priorities for his administration include a $9-billion cut for the U.S. Department of Education (>13%) & decreases at agencies that provide money for academic research (the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation). Existing Pell Grant program were spared - but year-round grants that help students graduate on time may be sacrificed.
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  College Admissions News
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Canadian Universities Post Large Gains in International Applications
posted: Mar 20th   source: insidehighered.com  
At a time when many American universities are reporting declines in applications from international students, some universities north of the border are seeing increases on the magnitude of 20% or more. Canadian universities are seeing many more applications from India, Mexico, Turkey & the U.S. - as well as from Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.
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  College Admissions News
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83% Of America's Top High School Science Students Are The Children Of Immigrants
posted: Mar 20th   source: www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org  
What would we lose if immigrants could no longer come to America? It's the scientific contributions made by their children. A remarkable 83% (33 of 40) of the high school finalists of the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search were children of immigrants. 75% of the finalists had parents who worked in America on H-1B visas and later became green card holders and U.S. citizens.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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College-prep programs for the poor slashed in Trump’s budget
posted: Mar 20th   source: washingtonpost.com  
The Trump administration's proposed budget includes a combined $193 million cut in funding for TRIO and another initiative called GEAR UP, threatening the stability of programs that have prepared millions of disadvantaged students for college. Financial aid isn't the only barrier to attending college for the neediest students; preparation also matters.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Ohio lags in providing need-based grants for college students
posted: Mar 20th   source: cleveland.com  
Hundreds of Ohio high school graduates cannot go to college because state government has not stepped up to provide need-based aid, say education officials. The average need-based dollars per undergraduate is $188 annually in Ohio - versus $955 per student in Indiana, $841 in Pennsylvania, $497 in Kentucky & $469 in West Virginia. The U.S. state average per student is $573.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Applying For College Aid Just Got Harder
posted: Mar 20th   source: npr.org  
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is down. If those words don't send a shiver up your spine, it means you're not a high school senior or college student rushing to fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA is the form — famously complicated and difficult to finish — that stands between many low & middle-income students and the federal, state and institutional aid they need to pay for college.
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