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  College Admissions News
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Quantifying the Advantage for Legacy Applicants
posted: 2 hours ago   source: insidehighered.com  
Give the recent controversies regarding affirmative action in college admissions, it is reasonable to question legacy admissions. A recent study using data from Naviance shows that 58% of legacy applicants have SAT scores in the middle 50th percentile of test scores for each college, while 34% have scores in the top 25th percentile. This suggests that the vast majority of legacy admits are academically qualified if...
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  College Admissions News
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How a Tech-Oriented University Boosted Female Enrollment
posted: 2 hours ago   source: insidehighered.com  
Worcester Polytechnic Institute increased the female enrollment as a percentage of their incoming freshman class from 34% to 43% between 2015 and 2016. They credit this to a combination of making SAT/ACT score submission optional, and reallocating money kept aside for appeals of aid awards to providing additional aid to the best-qualified applicants.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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New Data Explains Why Republicans Don't Trust Higher Ed
posted: 15 hours ago   source: insidehighered.com  
Many colleges bemoan that some prospective students and their families judge colleges by "sticker price" -
and don't take into account the aid offered. So, colleges are relentless in encouraging people to think about college prices beyond sticker prices. In this hyper-partisan world, Would abandoning the term “liberal arts” change attitudes toward higher education?
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  College Admissions News
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'Curate' Your College List For Best Results
posted: 16 hours ago   source: forbes.com  
Opinion: A well-curated college list should come down to about eight schools, at most, to apply to - all with several different characteristics. Any more than eight tells me that students haven't really done their job - considering what they want out of college and gaining some self-understanding. Here are 10 tips to help you narrow your college list to no more than 8 schools.
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  Paying For College
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A $2,500 Tax Credit for Students Has a Few Pitfalls
posted: 16 hours ago   source: nytimes.com  
The American Opportunity Tax Credit allows families to reduce annual tax bills by up to $2,500 per student during the first 4 years of higher education. However, the rules are complex. There are multiple ways to make mistakes. Students must be enrolled at least half-time; families must meet income requirements. The same expenses can't be used for both a 529 deduction and the AOTC credit.
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  General College News
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41% of community college grads eventually earn bachelor's
posted: 17 hours ago   source: educationdive.com  
A new report issued by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center indicates that 41% of community college graduates with no previous certificates and degrees went on to earn a bachelor's degree within the next six years, according to Inside Higher Ed. Younger first-time students do better than older first-time students.
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  Member College News
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Life Lessons from AP Biology
posted: 17 hours ago   source: flsouthern.edu  
'What did I do on my summer vacation.' asked Florida Southern U. biology professor Dr. Nancy Morvillo? 'I went to Kansas City, Missouri, and graded two million biology exams. That’s only a slight exaggeration.' From this year's AP bio exam, there were 2,045,488 essays to grade. How is it done? One at a time - by 680 college faculty members.
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  Paying For College
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Still can’t pay for college? Here’s some last-minute strategies to fund an education
posted: 18 hours ago   source: marketwatch.com  
With college classes starting soon, ideally you’ve made all your payments and are ready to settle in. But if you’re still looking for financial aid to help cover your tuition, you’ll have to move fast. Here are six strategies recommended by people who specialize in college admissions. 1. Contact your school’s financial aid office. 2. Submit your FAFSA (if you haven't done so already)...
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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Gallup Poll Finding: Higher Education Should Drop the Term "Liberal Arts"
posted: 18 hours ago   source: gallup.com  
Although there is certainly a difference between the meaning of a liberal arts education and being "liberal" politically, it helps no one for a college to fight to the death defending the term "liberal arts" in the context of today's climate. Other than people in higher education or liberal arts graduates themselves, who understands what the liberal arts are anyhow?
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  Member College News
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Institutions Tackle Rising Tuition Costs
posted: Aug 18th   source: diverseeducation.com  
While the rate of college tuition growth has slowed nationally, a handful of schools are taking it a step further by “resetting” their tuitions, cutting 'list price' by upwards of 40%. La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) is one of about a dozen who have pursued a tuition reset, reducing tuition list price from $40,400 to $28,800 for 2017-2018.
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  SAGE Scholars News
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Jacksonville University Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted: Aug 17th   source: secure.tuitionrewards.com  
Jacksonville University, the oldest private university in the Northern Florida / Southern Georgia region, has become the 13th Florida member of the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. Serving 2,900 undergraduates from all 50 states as well as 51 countries, JU is located on a 250-acre riverfront campus minutes from downtown Jacksonville and a short drive from the ocean.
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  Member College News
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Western New England Debut Earns Second Place in IEEE Micromouse Competition
posted: Aug 16th   source: www1.wne.edu  
Electrical and Computer Engineering students Theodore Carey and Nicholas Onessimo were successful in Western New England University's debut at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Micromouse Competition held earlier this year. Each student team was required to designed an autonomous robotic mouse that could navigate and complete a complex maze in the shortest time possible. The Western New...
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  General College News
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The Princeton Review recommends Misericordia University
posted: Aug 16th   source: mydallaspost.com  
Misericordia University has been recognized as one of the top colleges and universities in the northeastern United States, according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company.

Misericordia University is one of 229 institutions of higher education The Princeton Review has recommended in its “Best Northeastern” section of its website feature, “2018 Best Colleges Region by Region” that...
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  Member College News
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Ohio Northern University observatory to host viewing of solar eclipse
posted: Aug 15th   source: onu.edu  
The Ohio Northern University observatory will be open to the public to view -The Great American Solar Eclipse- from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 21. -We will not experience totality in Ada, but the sun will be covered up to 85 percent,- said Jason Pinkney, Ph.D., professor of physics and astronomy and manager of the ONU observatory. -For viewers in Ada, the moon will make its first contact with the sun around 1:03...
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  SAGE Scholars News
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Dean College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted: Aug 14th   source: secure.tuitionrewards.com  
Dean College, noted for its exceptional teaching, student support and advising services, has become the 14th Massachusetts member of the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. Dean draws 54% of its nearly 1,200 full-time undergraduates from outside Massachusetts, attracting students from 26 countries and 30 states. Dean has completed $51 million in new construction and campus improvements over past 5 years.
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  Retirement Savings News
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3 Common Retirement Mistakes That Can Put a Crack in Your Nest Egg
posted: Aug 14th   source: fool.com  
When it comes to retirement, we've all heard the same advice about saving early - and often. But, the median amount working-age American families have saved for retirement is a mere $5,000. Plus, there are 3 more common big mistakes: 1. Underestimating health-related expenses. 2. Moving without considering property taxes & the cost of living in the new locale. 3. Relying too heavily on Social Security income.
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  College Admissions News
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Mom: I made 23 college visits with my twins. Yes, 23. Here’s what I learned.
posted: Aug 14th   source: washingtonpost.com  
There are millions of posts on the Internet about how, when, why and where to take college visits with your college-bound student(s) to try to narrow down the possibilities. This one was written by someone with unusual experience taking her twins on 23 college visits to schools from Vermont to California. Here are mom's top 10 suggestions for college visits.
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  General College News
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Why Liberal Arts Majors May Take Over the Tech World
posted: Aug 14th   source: m.talkincloud.com  
Dave Anders' just released "You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a 'Useless" Liberal Arts Education,' challenges the idea that only a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) will mean anything in the knowledge economy of the mid-21st century. There's a real need for workers who have the critical thinking skills to know which questions to ask.
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  General College News
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Getting into college was the easy part. Staying there is becoming harder than ever, experts say.
posted: Aug 14th   source: www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org  
A third of new college students will transfer schools, delaying graduation, adding costs and loan debt. Keys to success: Solid time management; avoiding procrastination & not falling behind; get enough rest; don't skip class; join campus organizations immediately (and gain a network of new friends); connect with faculty; learn how to handle disappointment(s). Avoid being a perfectionist.
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  General College News
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The surprising truth about college and what your child really needs to do to thrive
posted: Aug 14th   source: foxnews.com  
Success during the college years is often less about raw talent and more about choices and character. Not-especially-gifted students can do well in college; extremely gifted students can fall by the wayside. There are 5 traits essential to success: Self-discipline; a take-charge attitude; picking friends wisely; determination/dedication. Pick the best major for you right off the bat.
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