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  Higher Ed and Washington
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The Wrong Way to Fix Student Debt
posted: 1 hours ago   source: nytimes.com  
The Trump administration is making student loans riskier, more expensive & more burdensome for borrowers. Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, has given banks more leeway to charge borrowers high fees — up to 16% of the balance owed — if they fall behind. The Education Department has weakened accountability for student loan servicers & income-based repayment.
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  Paying For College
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Why I turned down my dream school for financial security
posted: 2 hours ago   source: chicagotribune.com  
A few weeks after being accepted early decision to my 'dream school', I got an email containing my estimated financial aid. It wasn't enough. The number I was expected to pay each year took my breath away — $15,000 more than I was projected to make my first year out of school. By the time I graduated, my loan debt would be $80,000-to-$85,000. I had two more siblings who needed to go to college...
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  College Admissions News
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A conversation on the Cappex Application and College Greenlight
posted: 4 hours ago   source: admissionsintel.com  
Last fall, Cappex entered the college application market with a product designed to capitalize on relationships with students. Colleges already accepting the Cappex Application include the College of Wooster, Whittier College, University of Tampa, Northland College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Cornell College and Queens University of Charlotte.
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  General College News
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University of Missouri to cut 400 positions at Columbia campus
posted: 5 hours ago   source: kansascity.com  
The University of Missouri expects to cut 400 positions, possibly including nearly 100 layoffs, to manage significant losses in state revenue and tuition dollars. MU officials are slashing 12% of the budget — amounting to roughly $55 million. Fall freshman enrollment is projected to be down 14%. The state legislature is cutting higher education funding by 6.6%.
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  College Admissions News
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Making Liberal Arts Angst Work for High School Applicants
posted: 5 hours ago   source: insidehighered.com  
To borrow a phrase from World War I: Middle market liberal arts colleges want you! Students should start early, show interest and keep it personal. From now until 2023, the number of HS graduates will decline in nearly every state east of the Mississippi. Declines in traditional populations of well-resourced and well-prepared students are projected to fall at greater than 10%.
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  Member College News
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Lycoming College receives significant National Science Foundation grant for STEM teacher education
posted: 6 hours ago   source: lycoming.edu  
Lycoming College (PA) has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program administered by the National Science Foundation to recruit & train undergraduate majors in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, preparing them to become 7th-12th grade teachers. 18 Lycoming students will be named Noyce Scholars and receive tuition scholarships & summer research stipends.
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  SAGE Scholars News
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The Newest Healthcare Benefit: A College Education
posted: 6 hours ago   source: prnewswire.com  
College graduates live up to 10 years longer than HS graduates. College graduates suffer from fewer chronic health problems – heart disease, lung disease, dementia, depression. Education is more predictive of future health than income. In fact, the health benefits of completing at least a bachelor's degree are more positively correlated with longevity than the negative impacts to longevity incurred by smoking.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Why Your Best Financial Aid Will Probably Come From a College No One Has Ever Heard Of
posted: 13 hours ago   source: diycollegerankings-com.cdn.ampproject.org  
If families are really serious about finding the best financial aid deal, they can’t afford to rule out small colleges. Of the 1,586 public and private (non-profit) colleges with 500 or more full-time undergraduates, 74% have 5,000 or fewer undergraduates. Smaller may mean more merit aid - or higher 4-year graduation rates.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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5 Additional Deadly Mistakes Most Parents Make When Applying For College Funding - And How to Avoid Them...
posted: 13 hours ago   source: linkedin.com  
If you make any one of these mistakes, it could end up costing you thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in lost funding that you might have been eligible for. Such as: Not understanding the FAFSA difference between included assets & not included assets. Thinking that your CPA understands financial aid. Waiting until January to get started.
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  Scholarships
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Kalamazoo and New York: Different Models of College Scholarship Programs
posted: 16 hours ago   source: aier.org  
The Kalamazoo Promise is a program, funded by anonymous donors, to pay in-state tuition to any Michigan state college (private or public) for Kalamazoo Public School graduates. The program,launched in 2005, pays anywhere from 65% of tuition to 100%. It's a mystery why New York State's new scholarship model didn't study the Kalamazoo results.
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  General College News
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St. Joseph's College (IN) baseball team plays on after school shuts its doors
posted: 21 hours ago   source: chicagotribune.com  
St. Joseph's College (IN) officials announced in February that because of financial problems, the college founded in 1889 would close after the second semester, which ended May 6 — yet the Pumas baseball team plays on. St. Joseph's received an at-large bid for the NCAA Division II baseball tournament. For many years, the campus hosted preseason practice for the Chicago Bears.
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  Student Loan News
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More than 400,000 student loan borrowers may have placed their faith in a government program with an uncertain future
posted: 22 hours ago   source: money.cnn.com  
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program promises to cancel any remaining student debt for those who work for the government or nonprofits if they have been making on-time payments for 10 years. Many teachers, public defenders, Peace Corps workers and law enforcement officers fit the qualifications. The Dept. of Education is proposing to end the program.
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  Paying For College
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13 sneaky costs of college — and how to keep them under control
posted: 22 hours ago   source: businessinsider.com  
In the College Board’s most recent 'Trends in College Pricing', researchers found non-tuition-related expenses at public four-year schools account for 61% of a total $24,610 average cost of attendance: Parking fees, study-abroad programs, housing, food, books, fees, supplies, furniture, fun, etc. Some tips!
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  Student Loan News
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Trump to offer exclusive contract to service U.S. student loans
posted: 23 hours ago   source: reuters.com  
The Trump administration will soon offer an exclusive contract giving one company the right to service billions of dollars of outstanding federal student loans now handled by 4 vendors. The U.S. Education Department claimed this will save money & increase efficiency. Critics said student borrowers will suffer as a monopoly would lack incentives to provide better customer service.
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  General College News
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The Ethos of the Overinvolved Parent
posted: May 22nd   source: theatlantic.com  
Colleges are adjusting to increasing contact with adults who are more embedded in their students' lives. Because of technology, fears of graduates living in the basement and the high list price of tuition, 'helicopter parents' are multiplying. Colleges are creating new channels to communicate with parents. Parental involvement does improve graduation rates and finding good-paying jobs.
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  General College News
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Your art degree might save you from automation, an AI expert says
posted: May 22nd   source: qz.com  
When machines control all the world’s finances and run factory floors, what will humans be left to do? We’ll make art, says Kai-Fu Lee, a former Google and Microsoft executive who has since launched a venture capital firm. Lee believes that 50% of jobs held by humans today will be automated in 10 years, especially jobs that require “less than five seconds of thinking”.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Trump and DeVos plan to reshape higher education finance. Here’s what it might mean for you.
posted: May 22nd   source: washingtonpost.com  
Budget documents obtained by The Washington Post show President Trump’s administration is proposing a raft of changes that could have significant impact on college students and graduates. Affected would be income-driven loan repayment, loan forgiveness for public service, work-study programs, child care assistant to parents in college, subsidized student loans (no interest while in college), etc.
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  Campus Finances
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Colleges Grapple With How to Help Students Still Left in Limbo by Trump’s Travel Ban
posted: May 22nd   source: chronicle.com  
President Trump announced an executive order barring travelers, including students, from a half-dozen predominantly Muslim countries y after taking office. The courts have blocked the order - for now. But if affected students go home to visit family and friends, it's possible they may not be able to return to the U.S. So, colleges have begun offering them summer housing & campus jobs.
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  Member College News
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La Salle program helps autistic students pursue successful careers
posted: May 22nd   source: phillyvoice.com  
To aid students with autism spectrum disorder, La Salle University's LADDER Family Center has launched a unique program, dubbed "PASSPORT To Success," to provide myriad support services, including summer internships. Students regularly meets with a social worker and a marriage/family counselor to help set and achieve goals. There's companionship from student "PALS" - "personal associates at...
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  College Admissions News
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Canadian Universities Report a Surge in U.S. Students Committing to Enroll
posted: May 22nd   source: insidehighered.com  
Immediately after last year's U.S. presidential election, Canadian universities started to report record traffic on their websites from American high school students, then visits, then applications. At the U. of Toronto, 225 U.S. applicants have accepted undergraduate admissions offers for the fall. That's more than double last year's total of 110.
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