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  General College News
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Misericordia University international study published in American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
posted: 17 hours ago   source: misericordia.edu  
Misericordia University student and faculty researchers recently had their international collaborative study, “Computer-Based Cognitive Training for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Pilot Study,’’ published by the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. The study was included in the e-version of the journal in June and will be included in the print version in...
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  College Admissions News
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If You Want a Good ACT Score, It Really, Really Helps to be Rich
posted: 21 hours ago   source: huffingtonpost.com  
It's no surprise, but ACT released a report showing how strongly its college entrance exam scores are correlated with income. Low-income students are considerably less likely to have taken the core curriculum that ACT recommends, decreasing opportunities for better performance.
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  College Admissions News
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College Admission Advice for 9th and 10th Graders
posted: Jul 21st   source: collegeadmissionsbook.com  
Speak up in class, learn a system of note-taking, be kind, don't worry about testing until 11th grade, and read, read, read. The most important thing you can understand about doing high school “right” is that you’re writing a story as you go. The college application process itself is built around stories and storytelling.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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FAFSAs With Decimal Place Error Will Be Reprocessed
posted: Jul 21st   source: insidehighered.com  
The U.S. Department of Education announced it will automatically reprocess the federal financial aid applications of tens of thousands of students whose aid eligibility was likely reduced because of a decimal place error. For example, the system interpreted a student reporting an income of $5,000.19 as having an income of $500,019.
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  Student Loan News
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Not All Community Colleges Offer Federal Student Loans
posted: Jul 21st   source: nytimes.com  
Roughly one million community college students lack access to federal student loans, which may limit their options for financing their education, a new report finds. More than 20% of community colleges don't offer federal student loans in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana,North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.
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  Member College News
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Gardner-Webb University Joins Tuition Rewards
posted: Jul 21st   source: secure.tuitionrewards.com  
Gardner-Webb University, offering small classes and a 13-to-1 student-faculty ratio to a diverse community of approximately 5,000 students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries, has become the 12th North Carolina member of the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards® Enrollment Marketing Consortium.
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  General College News
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Misericordia University hosting health care futurist for 5th Annual Health Care Symposium
posted: Jul 18th   source: misericordia.edu  
America’s premier health care futurist, trend forecaster and founder of Health Futures, Inc., will deliver the keynote address, “Beyond Health Care Reform: Where is the Health System Headed?,” at Misericordia University’s 5th Annual Health Care Symposium on Friday, Sept. 26 from 8-9:30 a.m. in Dudrick, Muth, Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 216-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. The symposium is free and open to...
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  College Admissions News
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University of Texas Affirmative Action Plan Upheld by Appeals Court
posted: Jul 17th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
A federal appeals court has ruled that the University of Texas can continue to use race as a limited factor in undergraduate admissions to promote diversity, which is part of the "richness of the educational experience." The Abigail Fisher case, which began in 2008, was sent back to the lower level court by the U.S. Supreme Court; the ruling can still be appealed.
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  Student Loan News
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Mitch McConnell's Solution to Soaring Student Debt: Less Yale, More For-Profit Schools
posted: Jul 17th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
At a recent town meeting, Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, said that government's role should not be to forgive student loan debt obligations. He urged students to attend cheaper schools, including for-profit colleges (where the likelihood of student loan default is two-and-a-half-times as high).
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  Student Loan News
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A Painkiller for Student Debt
posted: Jul 17th   source: bloombergview.com  
To reduce the student loan default rate, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia introduced legislation that would expand income-based repayment plans by automatically enrolling each new borrower. Borrowers would pay 10% of their annual income toward their debts, with the option to pay faster.
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  Campus Finances
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Moody’s Issues Negative Outlook for Higher Education
posted: Jul 15th   source: chronicle.com  
Moody’s Investors Service issued a negative outlook for the U.S. higher-education sector, noting significant tuition-revenue declines at both public & non-profit private colleges. Colleges face limited growth prospects over the next 12-to-18 months, but, there's strong long-term demand for higher education and U.S. household debt continues to decline.
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  Paying For College
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The best way to withdraw 529 funds
posted: Jul 14th   source: savingforcollege.com  
It won’t be long before colleges start sending out bills for fall semester expenses, making this a good time to consider strategies for withdrawing funds from a 529 plan. 529 account owners should lock in their tax benefit by taking the maximum amount that will qualify for tax-free treatment. Then, make new contributions.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Rising Tuition Discounts and Flat Tuition Revenues Squeeze Colleges Even Harder
posted: Jul 14th   source: chronicle.com  
NACUBO's annual survey of private, nonprofit, four-year colleges points to yet another year when discount rates for first-time, full-time freshmen reached a record high: 44.8% in 2012-13 and an estimated 46.4% for 2013-14. On average and adjusted for inflation, private colleges have seen no growth in net tuition revenue for 13 years.
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  College Admissions News
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Why Taking a 'Gap Year' Should Be a New College Admissions Requirement
posted: Jul 14th   source: takepart.com  
NACAC recommends a "gap year" of traveling and volunteering as a way for incoming college students to figure out what they want before heading to campus: "While there is significant peer pressure, parental pressure and school pressure to go right on to college, the adventurous few who take time off are richly rewarded."
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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There Are Now 50 Colleges That Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year
posted: Jul 14th   source: businessinsider.com  
As the cost of higher education continues to rise, at least 50 American colleges and universities now have a "list price" of more than $60,000 per year. The most expensive school is Harvey Mudd College (CA), charging $64,527 — $48,694 in tuition and fees, and $15,833 for room and board. Bard, U. of Chicago and NYU are next, followed by Columbia & Sarah Lawrence.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid
posted: Jul 14th   source: npr.org  
Every year, more than a million students don't complete the FAFSA — the main federal student-loan application. The form is so complicated that it discourages some people from even trying. There could be a simple solution that plays right into the lifestyles of today's students — text messages.
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  Campus Finances
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Lessons of a For-Profit College Collapse
posted: Jul 14th   source: nytimes.com  
For-profit colleges are lobbying hard to weaken rules proposed by the Obama administration that would deny federal aid to career training programs that burden students with crippling debt and worthless credentials. Schools with programs that lose eligibility for government student aid should be required to pay back any loans that students have taken out and return Pell grants to the government.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Flunking Out, at a Price
posted: Jul 14th   source: nytimes.com  
For years, federal & state regulators have done little as dubious operators of for-profit colleges and trade schools have pocketed tuitions funded by taxpayer-backed loans. Many students left these colleges with questionable educations and onerous debt loads that cannot be erased in bankruptcy. Corinthian Colleges (74,000 students), now closing, is the latest example.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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College quiz: Will Pa. budget mean higher tuition?
posted: Jul 14th   source: philly.com  
Hold on to your wallets, students at Pennsylvania's state-funded colleges. While much debate over the state's new budget has focused on aid to public schools, a less-noticed element is what the spending plan means for the colleges. With a $58 million shortfall, it may mean higher tuition.
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  College Admissions News
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Boston institutions try to grab attention with provocative marketing efforts
posted: Jul 14th   source: insidehighered.com  
Two private Boston area colleges – Wheelock College, an 850-student predominantly female college, and Suffolk University, a 9,000-student institution with working-class roots – have launched unusual marketing campaigns. Both appeal to working-class students in the region, for whom any private institution may appear expensive compared to public options.
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