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  Member College News
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Norwich U. Will Allow Cadets to Wear Religious Headgear
posted: 5 hours ago   source: chronicle.com  
For the first time, Norwich University (VT) will allow students to wear religious headgear — a big step among military colleges, which often enforce strict dress codes. Richard W. Schneider, Norwich’s president, said that “regardless of their spiritual or religious affiliation,” all students and employees should feel welcome.
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  Paying For College
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The Best Way to Help a Grandchild With College
posted: 5 hours ago   source: nytimes.com  
One of the best vehicles for multigenerational college funding is a 529 college savings plan. The proceeds accumulate tax-free. Many states also provide a tax write-off for at least a portion of a contribution. To avoid a potential reduction in financial aid, grandparents should postpone using the 529 account to pay for college until the last two years of school.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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The dirty little secret of free community college no one's talking about
posted: May 27th   source: newsworks.org  
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden recently came to Philadelphia to publicize the launch of a new $100 million grant competition to expand tuition-free community college programs across the country. But, students who don’t meet basic English or math requirements must enroll in remedial coursework - and pay tuition for CC courses that don’t earn credit towards graduation.
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  General College News
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With big freshman class, Penn State offers money to attend regional campuses instead
posted: May 27th   source: philly.com  
Some universities can't attract enough students. Penn State has the opposite problem. 'Yield' was 33% this year instead of 30%. With too many freshmen accepting admission offers at the main campus, the university is offering a special financial deal to some incoming freshmen: up to $15,000 off tuition and housing to attend a regional campus for the freshman year.
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  Member College News
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Linfield STEM program earns NSF grant
posted: May 27th   source: linfield.edu  
Science education at Linfield College (OR) has received a big boost with a $648,563 grant from the National Science Foundation to help with the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of low income students interested in pursuing a degree in STEM majors. The grant will enhance existing programs for all students.
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  Student Loan News
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D.C. attorney general sues student-debt-relief company caught in the crosshairs of a federal regulator
posted: May 27th   source: washingtonpost.com  
The U.S. Dept of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Student Aid Center, a Florida-based debt-relief company, and its owners for misleading consumers about the firm’s ability to lower student-loan payments, illegally charging up-front fees before providing the service. “Consumers should be wary of any company that claims it can eliminate or greatly reduce debt.”
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Shimer Will Become Part of North Central College
posted: May 27th   source: insidehighered.com  
North Central College (IL) is poised to acquire Shimer College under an agreement that will have Shimer, a small four-year Great Books college, becoming its own division in a larger institution. North Central is an independent liberal arts and sciences college with a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of more than 2,900 students.
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  Member College News
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Olivet College announces partnership with the Lansing Promise
posted: May 27th   source: olivetcollege.edu  
Officials from Olivet College (MI) and the Lansing Promise announced a partnership that will provide significant assistance to students from the Lansing School District. Eligible students with the opportunity to have an immersive, residential educational experience below the cost of tuition, room and board at Michigan State.
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  General College News
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Misericordia University's new specialization in Patient Navigator prepares professionals to improve patient outcomes
posted: May 24th   source: misericordia.edu  
Misericordia University is introducing a Bachelor of Health Science with a Specialization in Patient Navigator degree and a certificate program in patient navigator beginning with the fall semester to help improve patient outcomes in the nation's health care industry.
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  General College News
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Misericordia University introduces Bachelor of Science degree in DMS
posted: May 24th   source: misericordia.edu  
Misericordia University is introducing the only entry-level Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography in northeastern Pennsylvania in order to prepare graduates to become leaders in the field of ultrasound and to complement the 18-month certificate and online BS degree programs that are geared toward adult learners.
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  Student Loan News
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TheTop 5 Quesitons About Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
posted: May 23rd   source: blog.ed.gov  
When your financial aid letter arrives, you might see two types of federal student loans: Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Direct Subsidized Loan (often called Stafford Loans). The major differences are interest and how much you can borrow. For unsubsidized loans, interest starts accruing (accumulating) from the date of your first loan disbursement. Not so if it's a subsidized loan.
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  Student Loan News
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Can You Use Student Loans to Go on Spring Break?
posted: May 23rd   source: bloomberg.com  
About one in five U.S. students graduating this year who carry debt said they used student loans to pay for such expenses as vacations, dining out and entertainment. Undergraduates finishing college in 2014 owed an average of $28,950 in student debt - the result of loans taken out to cover both tuition and living expenses. But when is it living - and when is it living it up?
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  College Admissions News
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Why your new SAT score is not as strong as you think it is
posted: May 23rd   source: washingtonpost.com  
The new SAT test comes with a degree of score inflation. If a student earns an 1100 on the new SAT (out of a maximum 1600), thIS correspondS to a score of 1020 on the old SAT math and critical reading sections. Why the bump? Among the changes to the new SAT are the elimination of a 'guessing penalty' & a reduction in the possible answers to questions (4 instead of 5).
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  Member College News
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Bethany College announces new President
posted: May 23rd   source: bethanylb.edu  
William Jones, an accomplished college fundraising professional, has been named the new president of Bethany College (KS). A study in upward mobility, Jones grew up in Kentucky as the son of two parents who dropped out of high school in the 8th and 9th grades.
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  Student Loan News
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Update on Federal Perkins Loans
posted: May 23rd   source: collegesavings.about.com  
If you are an undergraduate or graduate college student with exceptional financial requirements, you might be relying on the low-interest (5%) federal Perkins Loan Program to provide additional funding for your college education. However, you will need to take into consideration that this program is currently scheduled to be phased out.
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  General College News
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To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf
posted: May 23rd   source: nytimes.com  
A rising number of states have embraced a funding model for higher education that uses tuition 'bonuses' to favor hard-skilled degrees like computer science over the humanities. But, as Steve Jobs argued, "technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing."
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  Paying For College
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Clean sweep: Janitor sends five kids to college for free
posted: May 23rd   source: cbsnews.com  
A university policy at Boston College that says if you work here, your kids can go here for free - assuming they're accepted (which is not easy). Fred Vautour, who works overnights as a janitor, has sent all five of his kids thru BC with nearly $700,000 worth of free tuition. He was 48 when his first child started BC. He's 62 now; his youngest child just graduated.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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States have cut money for higher education 17 percent since the recession, report finds
posted: May 23rd   source: hechingerreport.org  
States are collectively investing 17% less in their public colleges and universities ($1,525 less per student) since 2007. The result: Published tuition prices ('sticker prices') at public colleges are 33% percent higher today than 2007. 60% of students who graduate from a public college have student loans to pay back.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Does a Gap Year Affect Financial Aid?
posted: May 23rd   source: collegesavings.about.com  
If you intend to take a gap year, it's easier to apply to college while still in high school. You have easier access to letters of recommendation, transcripts, and testing opportunities; teachers and counselors who can help you with your application. Once accepted at college, you must check to see what the financial aid consequences will be. Find out in advance!
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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As state funding to colleges erodes, students feel the pinch
posted: May 20th   source: philly.com  
Nationally, since 2008, state funding for higher education has eroded significantly - down $8.7 billion when adjusted for inflation. Pennsylvania funding per student at public colleges and universities is down an inflation-adjusted 33% from 2007-08. Pennsylvania's percentage funding decline is the 5th-steepest in the country, behind Arizona, Louisiana, South Carolina and Alabama.
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