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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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  College Admissions News
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What Matters Most About College Isn't Rankable
posted: Sep 15th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
What the college rankings really should measure - but don't - are: Commitment to Teaching; Residence Halls that teach leadership & responsibility; Communication of relationship skills; Active learning; and, the freedom to fail. You have to visit campuses, ask questions and investigate.
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  General College News
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Why America Still Needs Historically Black Colleges
posted: Sep 15th   source: theatlantic.com  
Beverly Tatum, the outgoing president of Spelman College, explains how schools created for African Americans in the 1800s can help desegregate the rest of the country.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Ten Steps to Get Started with Financial Aid
posted: Sep 15th   source: mv-voice.com  
The blog post is to get you started. I recommend you also buy and read line-by-line "Paying for College Without Going Broke," by Kalman Chany. Also each college handles financial aid differently. You have to contact each school individually, especially if you are divorced. I'd call them in case the website is wrong. You should plan to spend up to total 40 total hours trying to find your information and...
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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7 Questions College Financial Aid Officers Wish Parents Would Ask
posted: Sep 15th   source: news.yahoo.com  
Before college begins, students and parents should enter the financial aid office armed with a list of good questions. For example, is more aid available? What happens if our financial circumstances change? Can we file our FAFSA before completing our taxes? What happens to aid after the first year? How many students graduate without debt?
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  General College News
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'Adrift' After College: How Graduates Fail
posted: Sep 15th   source: chronicle.com  
Many recent college graduates struggle to transition into adulthood, and their alma maters must share some of the blame, argue the authors of a new book, 'Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates.' Weak learners during college often became less-valued employees afterward. They rarely kept up with news or current events.
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  Paying For College
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You've saved for college. Now how do you pay for it?
posted: Sep 15th   source: oregonlive.com  
You've heard all the advice about saving for college – opening a 529 plan, investing aggressively early on, the benefits of U.S. savings bonds.
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  College Admissions News
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New College Rankings Remind Us Of What's Wrong With American Higher Education
posted: Sep 15th   source: forbes.com  
Did you know that, of 3,100 U.S. four-year colleges, only 98 (3%) graduate 75% of incoming freshmen in four years? 95 of the 98 are private colleges. Diversity? NO - the 98 colleges enroll just 16,000 of the 8.9 million students who receive Pell Grants. Beware of college rankings; they focus on admissions stats - not the quality of the teaching.
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  Paying For College
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Column: Seven ways to cut college costs
posted: Sep 15th   source: tampabay.com  
College is expensive — there's no doubt about it. This is true for both public and private colleges and universities. As next year's freshman class begins the college search process and this year's students settle into the fall semester — and they and their parents look for ways to pay the bills — here are seven ways to minimize those costs and finance a college education.
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  Student Loan News
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Student loan debt can jeopardize seniors’ retirement
posted: Sep 15th   source: dallasnews.com  
At first glance, the news appears good: Comparatively few households headed by older Americans carry student debt compared with other types of debt, according to a new report. The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that about 3 percent of households headed by those age 65 or older — about 706,000 households — carry student loan debt. This compares with about 24 percent of households headed by those age 64...
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