29 janvier 2020

Growing Student Debt Burden for Parents

HomeBy Paul Fain. With federal Parent PLUS loans now accounting for a quarter of borrowing for undergraduates, new data reinforce concern about parents' ability to repay the loans. More...

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Soros to Spend $1 Billion on Higher Ed Network

HomeBy Paul Fain. George Soros, the Hungarian American investor and philanthropist, on Thursday announced the creation of a $1 billion global network that seeks to "transform" higher education. More...

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Did Trump Save HBCUs?

HomeBy Paul Fain. President engages in "useful hyperbole" by claiming he rescued historically black colleges, but his administration has made good on some of its promise to support the sector. More...

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City College of San Francisco's Severe Budget Crisis

HomeBy Paul Fain. A report from an independent auditor has found that City College of San Francisco has a budget problem so severe that it raises a "substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern," the San Francisco Chronicle reported. More...

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Health Benefits From Community College Accessibility

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research examined the relationship between college openings, college credential attainment and health behaviors and outcomes later in life. More...

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For-Profit Accreditor Drops Recognition Bid

HomeBy Paul Fain. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools on Friday said it would withdraw its application to be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, a membership group for colleges that recognizes institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. More...

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Aimed at Rural Students

HomeBy Paul Fain. A bipartisan bill unveiled in the U.S. Senate last week would create a demonstration program designed to encourage groups in rural communities to partner together to encourage students to pursue higher education, graduate and enter the workforce. More...

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College Pays Off, College Board Finds

HomeBy Paul Fain. The median annual earnings for bachelor's degree holders (with no advanced degree) who worked full-time in 2018 was $24,900 more than wages of their peers who held only high school credentials. More...

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Calif. Governor's Proposed Higher Ed Budget

HomeBy Paul Fain. Gavin Newsom, California's Democratic governor, last week rolled out his proposed state budget for 2020-21. The proposal includes substantial general fund increases for higher education. But the overall total would only increase modestly, as some one-time capital outlays expire. More...

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Supports for First-Gen Students in Texas

HomeBy Madeline St. Amour. A Texas nonprofit has created a report card to score the state's public institutions on how well they serve first-generation, low-income students. More...

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