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  College Admissions News
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Why the new SAT isn't as transparent as the College Board wants you to believe
posted: 1 hours ago   source: latimes.com  
Thousands of HS students will take the second administration of the new SAT on May 7. Students who took the first offering on March 5 are still waiting for their scores - due later this month. The College Board calls the new SAT “profoundly transparent” - but won't release information about how students nationwide fared on particular questions.
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  Student Loan News
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Sallie Mae Now Offers Education Loans to Parents
posted: 6 hours ago   source: mobile.nytimes.com  
Sallie Mae is the latest lender to make private loans available to parents who want to help pay for their child’s higher education. Sallie Mae, the largest private student lender, said its new parent loan was more flexible and potentially less expensive than the federal government’s education loans for parents and graduate students, known as Direct Plus loans.
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  Member College News
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Robert Allen Named President of Green Mountain College
posted: Apr 28th   source: greenmtn.edu  
Robert Allen, President and CEO of The Windham Foundation and an experienced leader of academic and business institutions, is the eighth president of Green Mountain College (Poultney, VT). Allen was a senior executive of the Vermont Country Store for 25 years as the company expanded from 50 to 600 employees.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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Education Dept. Tells Accreditors to Focus More on Trouble Colleges
posted: Apr 28th   source: insidehighered.com  
A recent Wall Street Journal article found $16 billion of federal aid went to accredited colleges with graduation rates of less than 33% - mostly for-profits. 24 U.S. Senators have written to the Dept of Education, saying accreditors too often allow colleges with 'shockingly poor performance' to retain their accreditation. The DOE may finally be waking up.
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  General College News
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Taking the AP Test? Five Tips to Help You Make the Grade
posted: Apr 28th   source: nbcnews.com  
AP exam scores can determine whether students earn college credits - or higher course placements in college - making on-time college graduation more likely (and less expensive). TAke practice tests. "Spend some time on the questions, then score your answers. See how you did — the areas you scored well in and, especially, the areas where you can still improve."
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  General College News
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Summary of Projected Growth in High School Graduates and Students Enrolling in Postsecondary Education through 2023
posted: Apr 28th   source: nacacnet.org  
The number of U.S. high school graduates from 2009-10 to 2023-24 is projected to decrease by 10% and 7% in the Northeast and Midwest, respectively, while the number is expected to increase by 10% in the South and 5% in the West. Overall, public high schools are expected to see a 1% increase in graduates - but private high schools are expected to see a decrease of 26%.
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  Student Loan News
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3 households who wiped out student loans to buy houses
posted: Apr 28th   source: finance.yahoo.com  
Student loans can stand in the way of buying a house when the time comes. Here are some strategies to make it possible to buy that dream house. 'Snowballing' works; if you have multiple loans, pay off the smallest loan first and then the next-smallest. After you buy a home, use a HELOC.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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State Support Recovering, but Not Recovered
posted: Apr 28th   source: insidehighered.com  
Back in 1990, tuition payments by students made up 25% of public colleges’ revenue. During the recession, state funding fell and tuition rose; by 2013, the proportion of tuition as a contributor to revenue had nearly doubled - to 47.8%. The average state support (tuition per student) is now $6,996 - still well below the 2008 average, $8,221.
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  General College News
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National Survey Shows Gap Year Participants Graduate College Earlier and Have Higher Citizenship Levels
posted: Apr 28th   source: prweb.com  
A new survey indicates that students who include a gap year as part of their higher education experience earn college degrees in less than four years, had higher GPAs and are almost twice as likely to vote in national elections. The median time to graduation for a 4-year degree was 3.75 years. The average for students attending U.S. colleges is six years.
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  General College News
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Only A Fraction Of Students Are Prepared For College When They Leave High School
posted: Apr 28th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
While the nation’s top students continue to attain higher, more impressive reading scores, the number of students left in the dust with scant skills is also growing. According to a new NAEP study of 12th-graders, 37% performed proficiently or above in reading, meaning they are academically prepared for college. The gap between star students and struggling students is growing.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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College Has Become Less Affordable in Most States
posted: Apr 28th   source: insidehighered.com  
College affordability has worsened in 45 U.S. states since 2008, creating a significant financial burden for students of modest economic means. Public, four-year institutions in just six states became more affordable since 2008. Seven states saw an improvement on measures of affordability in the private non-profit college sector.
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  Campus Finances
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Illinois Approves Funding to Keep State Colleges Open
posted: Apr 25th   source: insidehighered.com  
After ten months without a budget, Illinois lawmakers approved $600 million to keep state colleges and universities open through the summer. Compared to the budget Democrats proposed last May, the new funding amounts to a 70% cut. Over the last few months, Illinois state colleges laid off hundreds of staff members.
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  Member College News
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Preparing Latino Students for College and for Life
posted: Apr 25th   source: collegeboard.org  
Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University (OH) and chair of the Alliance for Hispanic Education for NHCLC, said his group is working with The College Board to redesign the SAT, removing the obscure “SAT words” that many Latino students struggled with and by ensuring free, world-class SAT preparation for Latino students through the College Board’s partnership with Khan Academy.
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  College Admissions News
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Ohio colleges spending more to get students they want
posted: Apr 25th   source: dispatch.com  
Ohio State U. turns down more applicants than it admits, yet its spending on student recruitment increased by 54% from 2010-11 to 2014-15, to $1.8 million. Much of the increase has gone to hiring regional recruiters in targeted markets such as Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and the New York-to-D.C. corridor. Ohio is crowded with colleges, forcing many to look beyond the state for students.
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  Member College News
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St Joe's, UB Cut Costs For Students Next Fall
posted: Apr 25th   source: courant.com  
In an increasingly competitive market for students, the University of St. Joseph and the University of Bridgeport are reversing a trend: They are cutting the price of a college education. At St. Joseph, all students will pay $4,555 less for room and board next year, while at the UB, in-state freshmen will pay no more than $18,500 out-of-pocket for room, board and tuition.
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  College Admissions News
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Greater Competition for College Places Means Higher Anxiety, Too
posted: Apr 24th   source: nytimes.com  
The number of HS seniors using 'The Common App' — an online application that can be submitted to multiple colleges with a single keystroke — rose to 920,000 through mid-April, compared with 847,000 at the same time last year. Of these students, the average was 4.4 applications submitted - with 32% applying to 7 or more colleges. Students at New England charter schools submitted the most applications.
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  College Admissions News
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U.S. students given SATs that were online before exam
posted: Apr 22nd   source: mobile.reuters.com  
At least five times in the past three years, U.S. high school students were administered SAT tests that included questions and answers widely available online for more than a year. The College Board, the not-for-profit that owns the college entrance exam, has often reused SATs overseas after first giving the test in America - even after test questions began to circulate online.
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  General College News
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Does Your College Major Matter to Career Success?
posted: Apr 22nd   source: linkedin.com  
Does Your College Major Matter to Career Success? Only 22% of graduates with degrees in science & math actually get jobs in those fields and utilize their training. The top quarter earners who major in humanities or liberal arts make more than the bottom quarter of engineering majors. How hard you work in your classes directly affects how much you learn - and eventually earn.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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25 really expensive public universities for out-of-state students
posted: Apr 22nd   source: examiner.com  
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor iscurrent the most expensive public university in the country fr out-of-state students, with tuition listed at $43,476 ($54,030 including room and board). The University of Virginia is 2nd at $43,082 ($53,482 with room & board). The College of William & Mary and the University of Vermont aren't far behind.
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  General College News
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Job Prospects For The Class Of 2016 Are Pretty Good, Especially For Men
posted: Apr 22nd   source: huffingtonpost.com  
For the class of 2016, it’s the best job market in years. The number of employers looking to hire college grads is the highest in nearly a decade. If you’re a male college graduate, your job prospects are even better. Fresh out of college, men far outstrip women when it comes to wages. Men age 20-to-24 earn 8% more than they did in the year 2000; women that age earn 7% less.
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