25 novembre 2017

A Highways Project for College Completion

HomeBy Paul Fain. A big boost to college completion would pay off for students and the economy, a new paper finds, but would substantially increase the federal deficit. More...

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Strayer and Capella Announce Merger

HomeBy Paul Fain. Diversification bid from the two well-respected for-profits comes amid serious shake-up of the sector, which continues despite a more favorable regulatory climate. More...

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Corinthian’s Long Wind-Down

HomeBy Paul Fain. After spending half a billion dollars to keep former Corinthian Colleges campuses afloat, the nonprofit ECMC Group’s Zenith Education will close all but three. More...

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Education Debt Held by Older Americans

HomeBy Paul Fain. Recently released federal data show that 17 percent of federal student debt holders are over the age of 50. This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003. More...

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University Endowments and Offshore Investments

HomeBy Paul Fain. Some university endowments use offshore investments to avoid certain taxes or controversy over holdings, The New York Times reported, citing information from a trove of leaked documents, dubbed the Paradise Papers. More...

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Data on Community College Grads Who Earn Graduate Degrees

HomeBy Paul Fain. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center this week released new data on the numbers of graduate and professional degree earners who first began their postsecondary studies at a community college. More...

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Study on Tuition Discounting by Law Schools

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new report from AccessLex Institute and the National Association of College and University Business Officers looks at tuition discounting by law schools and its impact on their institutional finances. More...

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Policy Agenda From New Advocacy Group

HomeBy Paul Fain. Higher Learning Advocates, a new bipartisan group, this week released its policy agenda. The nonprofit organization is focused on "today's students," including those who attend college part-time and/or are working adults, veterans of the U.S. military or members of minority groups. More...

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A Kayak for Credentials

HomeBy Paul Fain. Ambitious project to create public database of wage data and other information about all postsecondary credentials seeks to help students and employers know more about what's expected in academic and job-training programs. More...

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Default Crisis for Black Student Borrowers

HomeBy Paul Fain. Two analyses of newly released federal data on student loans reveal serious default problems for African-American borrowers. More...

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