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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Why New York's 'tuition-free' colleges will still cost $14,000
posted: 17 hours ago   source: money.cnn.com  
A reminder that that New York state's Excelsior Scholarship program does not cover room, board and other expenses. Private colleges remain a good alternative for many, especially when taking the long view.
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  Member College News
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Congratulations Emily
posted: 18 hours ago   source: onu.edu  
Ohio Northern junior All-American Emily Richards capped off a dominant season by finishing eighth in the finals of the women's 800-meter run at the 2017 United States Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium on Sunday on the campus of California State-Sacramento.
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  General College News
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Misericordia University collaborates with state representative, county district attorney to present anti-fraud program for nonprofits
posted: Jun 26th   source: misericordia.edu  
The Department of Business at Misericordia University is collaborating with the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office, the Office of State Rep. Karen Boback, Ph.D., and others to present a program in July outlining the importance of developing basic internal accounting controls for volunteer organizations in the community.

The Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency Building, 3880 state Route 6, Tunkhannock,...
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  General College News
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Misericordia University names Dr. David B. Rehm as vice president of academic affairs
posted: Jun 26th   source: misericordia.edu  
Misericordia University and the Office of the President recently announced that they have selected David B. Rehm, Ph.D., to become the vice president of academic affairs effective July 17.

Dr. Rehm has served in various capacities at Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland, since 1995. Most recently, he served as a professor of philosophy, and prior to that he served 10 years as provost and vice president...
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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It's Time to Change the Conversations on Majors and Income
posted: Jun 26th   source: insidehighered.com  
One of the arguments against majoring in a liberal arts discipline is earning potential. This article provides concrete data showing there is great overlap in income earned by both liberal arts and STEM majors, and that majoring in a subject(s) that one is strong in may yield the best results.
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  General College News
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"Brown Is Completely Off the Table"
posted: Jun 26th   source: insidehighered.com  
A discussion about a small increase in parents vetoing their child's choice of college for political reasons. A reminder to look beyond the headlines when colleges are criticized for stances on politics, free speech, religion,etc.
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  Member College News
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A New Direction in Appalachia
posted: Jun 23rd   source: insidehighered.com  
Many colleges in Appalachian states are facing more severe financial and enrollment problems than colleges elsewhere. Economic and social pressures prevent many potential students from attending college. The 35 colleges, many of them SAGE members, comprising the Appalachian College Association have developed a new strategic plan emphasizing serving their home communities.
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  General College News
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For philosophy majors, the question after graduation is: What next?
posted: Jun 21st   source: washingtonpost.com  
Often maligned, students who graduate with bachelor degrees in philosophy have much more successful work careers than expected. As the article suggests, critical thinking, reading and writing skills that are at the heart of philosophy are a plus in almost all realms of employment.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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4 Highlights From a U.S. Senate Hearing on Campus Free Speech
posted: Jun 21st   source: chronicle.com  
There have been several controversial incidents regarding the rights of college groups to invite politically controversial figures to speak on campus. This article summarizes a recent Senate hearing on the subject. College leaders note they don't have unlimited resources to deal with safety issues.
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  Member College News
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Immaculata Advantage- IU Reduces Tuition 25%
posted: Jun 19th   source: uc.immaculata.edu  
Starting in fall 2017, tuition will be reduced by 25% to $26,500. Along with last year-s 10% reduction in room and board, Immaculata is demonstrating its commitment to accessibility for students. The Immaculata Advantage allows prospective students, who may have forgone the University as an economically viable option due to its published tuition under the high-tuition, high-discount model used widely for years in...
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  Member College News
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Univrsity of Dayton's fixed net price plan pans out
posted: Jun 19th   source: insidehighered.com  
In 2013, University of Dayton started a new fixed net-price tuition plan: financial aid packages rising in lockstep with any tuition sticker price increases over four years. The effective price students paid stayed steady. Results: The 4-year graduation rate for the class of 2017 reached a record 67% (up 8%). Borrowing fell 22% - $5,000 less in loan debt.
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  Student Loan News
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Student Loan Repayment: Today’s Most In-Demand Employee Benefit
posted: Jun 18th   source: linkedin.com  
Luckily for recent grads and parents, more employers are taking an active role in helping to pay down student loan debt. They are luring the best and brightest with promises of financial wellness benefits that reward tenure by paying down portions of student debt. Memphis just became the first major U.S. city to offer student loan repayment benefits for all full-time city workers.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Free Tuition for Low-Income Families at U. of Michigan
posted: Jun 18th   source: insidehighered.com  
The free public college movement crept into another state when the University of Michigan rolled out a new program offering four years of free tuition in Ann Arbor for full-time in-state undergraduates with family incomes up to $65,000 per year. Students need to be from families with certain assets (bank accounts, investments, real estate) under $50,000 to qualify.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges
posted: Jun 18th   source: nytimes.com  
The Trump administration is formally reconsidering — and may dismantle — two new rules that were a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s crackdown on predatory for-profit colleges. The action freezes changes that would expand a system for erasing the federal loan debt of student borrowers who were cheated by for-profit colleges that acted fraudulently.
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  Paying For College
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Don’t make these 5 mistakes paying for college
posted: Jun 18th   source: marketwatch.com  
Among the traps people fall into: Obsessing about Ivy League & elite schools; thinking it isn’t worth it to apply for aid or scholarships; not considering “529” college-savings plans—investment accounts that offer big tax advantages. Another common mistake is not factoring in accurate costs for housing and food, which can exceed a student’s budget by thousands of dollars a year.
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  Paying For College
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Paying for Off-Campus Housing with a 529 Plan
posted: Jun 16th   source: kiplinger.com  
Your student's room and board could be covered tax-free for an entire 12-month lease, even if he or she only takes classes for nine months of the year. Students don’t have to live on-campus to withdraw money tax-free from the 529 for rent - but they must attend college at least half-time.
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  Member College News
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Student Start-Up Launches Kickstarter Campaign
posted: Jun 15th   source: www1.wne.edu  
At the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign on December 15, $93,161 was raised, well above the goal of $75,000, with 1051 investors participating.

AnyCaf-, a Springfield startup company that was formed at Western New England University by five students, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds through pre-sales of their product. The startup company grew out of a program sponsored by Valley...
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  Member College News
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Another Women's College Will Admit Men
posted: Jun 15th   source: insidehighered.com  
The University of Saint Joseph (West Hartford, CT) will admit full-time undergraduate men starting in the fall of 2018. The university said that the move will boost the diversity of academic thought in classrooms and create a more active student life. Programs will be expanded. "Only 2 percent of female high school seniors say they would consider attending a women’s college,” said USJ president Rhona Free.
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  Student Loan News
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Student Loans Are Holding Back Entrepreneurs. SoFi Is Changing That
posted: Jun 14th   source: inc.com  
SoFi (short for Social Finance) is largely known as the startup that will refinance your student loans, helping young entrepreneurs (who often aren't paying themselves) launch businesses. The benefits include six months of loan deferment, mentorship resources, connections to investors, and networking with other entrepreneur members.
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  Member College News
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Future self
posted: Jun 13th   source: onu.edu  
Today-s students face many questions and challenges during college and upon graduation. What do I want to do with my life? What kind of job do I want to have? Where do I want to work? Recently, students from Ohio Northern University-s Dicke College of Business Administration had the opportunity to get some answers.
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