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  General College News
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Online Education Costs More, Not Less
posted: Feb 20th   source: insidehighered.com  
The myth that online education courses cost less and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found. When additional fees are included, more than half of distance education students pay more than do those in brick-and-mortar classrooms. The higher prices - what students pay - are connected to higher production costs.
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  SAGE Scholars News
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St. Thomas University Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted: Feb 20th   source: secure.tuitionrewards.com  
St. Thomas University, dedicated to delivering a personalized private education, has become the 12th Florida college and the 89th Catholic college to join the SAGE Scholars Private College & University Enrollment Consortium. According to the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, STU ranks among South Florida’s top three colleges whose alumni earn the highest salaries 10 years after graduation.
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  College Admissions News
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A New Way of Dealing with Admissions Mistakes: A Challenge Worth Taking
posted: Feb 20th   source: linkedin.com  
Admissions 'errors' do happen. Columbia University's School of Public Health recently sent out acceptance letters to students it was not accepting; then, it withdraw the acceptances. Why not enroll them...track them... study them. Compare their outcomes to those chosen with all deliberate care by admissions officers. Will these 'errors' be as good - or way worse than a 'normal' class?
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  General College News
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Food pantries pop up on college campuses for students struggling with hunger
posted: Feb 19th   source: philly.com  
Colleges and universities are increasingly recognizing a long-hidden problem: students struggling to afford food. Nearly half of students reported some issue securing food in the previous month, according to a study released in October; one in five students at four-year schools reported being hungry. A majority of food-insecure students have a paying job, and many have campus meal plans that cover only some meals.
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  College Admissions News
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Find the Right College as an Average Student
posted: Feb 19th   source: usnews.com  
Community colleges aren't the only option for HS students with average grades who want to pursue a college degree. Most top-ranked, well-known institutions may be out of reach, but C students can find welcoming and supportive institutions if they're willing to consider unfamiliar options. Here are 4 websites that predict which colleges will admit & want you.
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  College Admissions News
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Record 39,494 Apply to Harvard College Class of 2021
posted: Feb 19th   source: thecrimson.com  
Harvard College received 39,494 applications to its Class of 2021, setting a new record for the third year in a row and surpassing last year’s total by 450 applications. Last year, Harvard accepted a record-low 5.2% of applicants. This year's applicant pool is unusually diverse. The application deadline, January 1, was prior to President Trump’s inauguration and didn't affect international applications.
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  General College News
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Mark Cuban: Don't go to school for finance — liberal arts is the future
posted: Feb 19th   source: businessinsider.com  
Billionaire investor Mark Cuban offered a perhaps bleak prediction on the future of jobs in an interview Friday with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson at the NBA All-Star Technology Summit. 'I personally think there's going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than for programming majors and maybe even engineering, because when the data is all being spit out for you...you need a different perspective.'
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  General College News
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State of Florida wants students graduating from college sooner
posted: Feb 19th   source: cdn.ampproject.org  
Florida leaders hope to soon produce a new type of college student: one who graduates in 4 years. Only 44% of freshmen at state universities finish in 4 years. The rate is 23% at Florida Atlantic U. & 26% at Florida International U. 4-year graduation rates are even lower at community colleges - just 3% of students at Palm Beach State College & Broward College raduate in 4 years.
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  Student Loan News
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Haunted by Student Debt Past Age 50
posted: Feb 19th   source: mobile.nytimes.com  
Americans age 60 and older are the fastest-growing age group of student loan debtors. Older debtors, many of whom live hand-to-mouth on fixed incomes, are more likely to default. When that occurs with federal loans, as happens with nearly 40% of such borrowers age 65 and over, the government can seize a portion of their Social Security payments — even if it pushes them into poverty.
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  General College News
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An alternative to remedial college classes gets results
posted: Feb 19th   source: cdn.ampproject.org  
When students are unprepared for college, schools often require courses to help new freshmen catch up to their classmates. But, there are tuition costs for remediation courses, which do not count toward a degree and may delay you from graduating on time, costing money in the long run. A better idea: a course teaching techniques for critical thinking, reading, note-taking and test preparation.
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  Student Loan News
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The argument against bringing banks back into federal student lending
posted: Feb 17th   source: washingtonpost.com  
Bringing private lenders back into the federal student loan program has been a Republican priority since the Obama Administration kicked out banks, credit unions and other financial firms. New research shows that for every $100 loaned when banks did the lending, taxpayers paid subsidies of $20.20 to cover default losses. With direct government student loans, the taxpayer subsidy is a third lower - a $13.40 loss per...
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  General College News
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How higher education made President Trump
posted: Feb 17th   source: washingtonpost.com  
Beginning in the 1990s, in a drive for prestige, very selective colleges became less economically diverse and full of wealthy students. Only 22% of students at selective colleges are now on Pell Grants. At 38 colleges, including five in the Ivy League, there are more students from families in the top 1% in income than the bottom 60%. Did this elitism lead to the rise of Donald J. Trump?
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  College Admissions News
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Are your social media profiles college ready?
posted: Feb 13th   source: hult.edu  
Have you ever thought about the effect social media can have on your college applications? Admissions counselors may be busy people, but they DO look. Googling yourself can be a useful way of filtering out any bad images, unfortunate posts and awkward chatter online. And, figure out what’s important to show colleges who you really are; highlight this on your social media profiles.
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  College Admissions News
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This is how you and your child select the right college
posted: Feb 13th   source: washingtonpost.com  
When your child makes his or her final college choice, an especially important factor should be: How much “experiential learning” truly takes place in class and on campus? You want close and frequent access to the faculty - to be able to work with them. You don't want to be lectured at; you want conversations. You want to collaborate with professors and peers. You learn by doing, not by listening.
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  College Admissions News
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Massachusetts teacher suspended for withdrawing college recommendation letter
posted: Feb 13th   source: insidehighered.com  
If a high school senior displays a swastika at his school, should colleges be told? A teacher is being punished for doing just that after she revoked a letter of recommendation she wrote for a student. A NACAC spokesperson wondered, 'Can colleges trust letters of recommendation that come from a school district where faculty members may be disciplined for what they say in them?'
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  College Admissions News
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The Common App Essay Prompts Are Changing. Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter.
posted: Feb 13th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
After a month-long survey that captured the feedback of over 5,000 individuals – more than half of them students – The Common Application has released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. For those of you who will be applying to college next year, here’s a closer look at what’s changing—and, more importantly, what’s not. The current prompts remain more or less intact. That’s intentional.
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  Campus Finances
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State Support of Higher Education Up 3.4% This Year
posted: Feb 13th   source: insidehighered.com  
Appropriations for higher education increased in more than three-quarters of states in 2016-17. However, 10 states reported decreasing funding: Alaska, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming (biggest decrease, 8.8%). Illinois still doesn't have a state budget.
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  College Admissions News
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Obsessed With Smartness
posted: Feb 13th   source: chronicle.com  
The "pecking order" of higher education — and the ratings that we use to establish the quality of our colleges and universities — has come to depend almost entirely on acquiring smart students. But the real purpose of a college education should be to develop smart students - the quality of our teaching and the ability of our institutions to cultivate intellectual and affective skills.
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  College Admissions News
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What to Pay Attention to on a College Tour (and What to Ignore)
posted: Feb 13th   source: campusbound.com  
Spring is a perfect time for juniors to go on college visits. School is in session, so you’ll get a good sense of what the atmosphere is on campus. Pay Attention To: The “culture” on campus. Are students happy? Are professors happy? Is the college growing and changing, or stagnant? The “hot topics”. What are students on campus passionate about? Do those interests align with yours?
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  Paying For College
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The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs
posted: Feb 13th   source: npr.org  
As the cost of college grows, research shows that so does the number of hungry and homeless students at colleges and universities across the country. Many say the problem is invisible to the public. When researchers surveyed more than 4,000 undergrads at community colleges across the country, 20% of students reported being hungry & 13% homeless.
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