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  Member College News
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Institutions Tackle Rising Tuition Costs
posted: 3 hours ago   source: diverseeducation.com  
While the rate of college tuition growth has slowed nationally, a handful of schools are taking it a step further by “resetting” their tuitions, cutting 'list price' by upwards of 40%. La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) is one of about a dozen who have pursued a tuition reset, reducing tuition list price from $40,400 to $28,800 for 2017-2018.
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  SAGE Scholars News
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Jacksonville University Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted: 20 hours ago   source: secure.tuitionrewards.com  
Jacksonville University, the oldest private university in the Northern Florida / Southern Georgia region, has become the 13th Florida member of the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. Serving 2,900 undergraduates from all 50 states as well as 51 countries, JU is located on a 250-acre riverfront campus minutes from downtown Jacksonville and a short drive from the ocean.
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  Member College News
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Western New England Debut Earns Second Place in IEEE Micromouse Competition
posted: Aug 16th   source: www1.wne.edu  
Electrical and Computer Engineering students Theodore Carey and Nicholas Onessimo were successful in Western New England University's debut at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Micromouse Competition held earlier this year. Each student team was required to designed an autonomous robotic mouse that could navigate and complete a complex maze in the shortest time possible. The Western New...
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  General College News
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The Princeton Review recommends Misericordia University
posted: Aug 16th   source: mydallaspost.com  
Misericordia University has been recognized as one of the top colleges and universities in the northeastern United States, according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company.

Misericordia University is one of 229 institutions of higher education The Princeton Review has recommended in its “Best Northeastern” section of its website feature, “2018 Best Colleges Region by Region” that...
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  Member College News
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Ohio Northern University observatory to host viewing of solar eclipse
posted: Aug 15th   source: onu.edu  
The Ohio Northern University observatory will be open to the public to view -The Great American Solar Eclipse- from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 21. -We will not experience totality in Ada, but the sun will be covered up to 85 percent,- said Jason Pinkney, Ph.D., professor of physics and astronomy and manager of the ONU observatory. -For viewers in Ada, the moon will make its first contact with the sun around 1:03...
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  SAGE Scholars News
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Dean College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted: Aug 14th   source: secure.tuitionrewards.com  
Dean College, noted for its exceptional teaching, student support and advising services, has become the 14th Massachusetts member of the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. Dean draws 54% of its nearly 1,200 full-time undergraduates from outside Massachusetts, attracting students from 26 countries and 30 states. Dean has completed $51 million in new construction and campus improvements over past 5 years.
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  Retirement Savings News
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3 Common Retirement Mistakes That Can Put a Crack in Your Nest Egg
posted: Aug 14th   source: fool.com  
When it comes to retirement, we've all heard the same advice about saving early - and often. But, the median amount working-age American families have saved for retirement is a mere $5,000. Plus, there are 3 more common big mistakes: 1. Underestimating health-related expenses. 2. Moving without considering property taxes & the cost of living in the new locale. 3. Relying too heavily on Social Security income.
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  College Admissions News
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Mom: I made 23 college visits with my twins. Yes, 23. Here’s what I learned.
posted: Aug 14th   source: washingtonpost.com  
There are millions of posts on the Internet about how, when, why and where to take college visits with your college-bound student(s) to try to narrow down the possibilities. This one was written by someone with unusual experience taking her twins on 23 college visits to schools from Vermont to California. Here are mom's top 10 suggestions for college visits.
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  General College News
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Why Liberal Arts Majors May Take Over the Tech World
posted: Aug 14th   source: m.talkincloud.com  
Dave Anders' just released "You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a 'Useless" Liberal Arts Education,' challenges the idea that only a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) will mean anything in the knowledge economy of the mid-21st century. There's a real need for workers who have the critical thinking skills to know which questions to ask.
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  General College News
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Getting into college was the easy part. Staying there is becoming harder than ever, experts say.
posted: Aug 14th   source: www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org  
A third of new college students will transfer schools, delaying graduation, adding costs and loan debt. Keys to success: Solid time management; avoiding procrastination & not falling behind; get enough rest; don't skip class; join campus organizations immediately (and gain a network of new friends); connect with faculty; learn how to handle disappointment(s). Avoid being a perfectionist.
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  General College News
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The surprising truth about college and what your child really needs to do to thrive
posted: Aug 14th   source: foxnews.com  
Success during the college years is often less about raw talent and more about choices and character. Not-especially-gifted students can do well in college; extremely gifted students can fall by the wayside. There are 5 traits essential to success: Self-discipline; a take-charge attitude; picking friends wisely; determination/dedication. Pick the best major for you right off the bat.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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This Goldman Sachs chart predicts college tuition will start rising faster
posted: Aug 14th   source: marketwatch.com  
College costs aren't rising very much. The average price of higher education rose just 1.9% between June 2017 and June 2016 - the slowest rate since 1973. A Goldman Sachs study suggests tuition will start rising faster. Economists disagree, saying big increases are likely only at elite colleges and at state schools in the South & West (where total HS graduates are rising).
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  Member College News
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Cancer survivor becomes a cancer fighter at a Philly start-up
posted: Aug 14th   source: philly.com  
After determining that studying sea creatures was not a viable career choice, Debra Travers switched her major at Cedar Crest College in Allentown to medical technology. Now she's chief executive of PolyAurum LLC, a Philadelphia start-up developing biodegradable gold nanoparticles for treating cancerous tumors after a career in oncology, urology, pain medicine, cardiology and rheumatology.
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  General College News
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Everything parents should know about college mental health, but don't
posted: Aug 14th   source: philly.com  
Almost half of all college-age adults have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder. College students are seeking psychological help in unprecedented numbers. It’s much easier to have a plan in place before a mental health crisis emerges while a student is away at college. Here are some tips for parents of new college students – whether or not they’ve had prior mental health care.
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  College Admissions News
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Who’s benefiting from affirmative action? White men.
posted: Aug 14th   source: washingtonpost.com  
A study found that the college admission rate for girls was 13% lower than boys - as schools try to create a gender balance. As colleges often give preference to children of alumni and to athletes & to under-represented minorities, a study found that Asian-Americans need SAT scores 140 points higher than white students (all other things are equal) to get into elite colleges.
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  Paying For College
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Worst Colleges for Jewish Students? Or Maybe the Best?
posted: Aug 14th   source: insidehighered.com  
A new ranking, from The Forward, challenges a rating of some colleges as hostile or unwelcoming for Jewish students. Instead of focusing solely on the volume of pro-Palestinian activities on campus, the new ranking has totally different conclusions by looking at worship opportunities, attendance at Sabbath services, kosher food, Jewish studies programs & Israel study-abroad options.
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  College Admissions News
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Ethical College Admissions: Who Benefits From a ‘Million-Dollar Scholar’?
posted: Aug 14th   source: insidehighered.com  
A Memphis HS this year encouraged honor students to apply to 100+ colleges - and pulled students out of class to fill out applications. This enabled administrators to brag about the cumulative dollar amount of scholarship offers. What's the right number of colleges to apply to? Seniors need to apply more thoughtfully. They need to be able to articulate why each college is on their list.
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  General College News
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Report Shows Improving Finances at Private Colleges
posted: Aug 14th   source: insidehighered.com  
A new report from the Council of Independent Colleges, covering 14 years of financial data (2000-01 thru 2013-14) at 559 colleges, argues private colleges have been improving their financial status. 29% of colleges are labelled 'gainers' (improving financial performance), 59% are 'maintainers' and only 12% are 'decliners' - often schools with less than 1,000 full-time students.
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  Student Loan News
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Refinancing pitches hit the mail for student debt
posted: Aug 13th   source: freep.com  
Refinancing student debt is happening. Lenders now offering refinancing programs include Citizens Bank, College Ave, Earnest, EDvestinU and SoFi. With an excellent credit rating, Nicole Ludke refinanced $40,000 in student loans last December to a low fixed interest rate of 3.99% — down from 6.55%. She expects to save $4,500 over the 5-year life of the loan (instead of six years).
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  College Admissions News
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Wait, Will Anyone Investigate Legacy Admissions?
posted: Aug 11th   source: chronicle.com  
Do selective colleges run an unfair admissions process, stacking the deck against deserving students by reserving extra places for children of alumni (aiding the offspring of wealthy whites)? At Georgia Tech, the overall acceptance rate for this year’s class was 23%; for 'legacies', the admit rate was 33%. Only a few colleges (Texas A&M, U. of Georgia) don't give extra consideration to children of alumni.
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