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  Student Loan News
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It’s going to cost taxpayers $108 billion to help student loan borrowers
posted: 18 hours ago   source: washingtonpost.com  
The price tag on the new popular student loan repayment program is far larger than Education Dept. estimates, the Government Accountability Office said this week. The GAO pegged the true cost at about $108 billion and called the Education Dept.’s accounting unreliable because of the rising volume of loan forgiveness usage when repayment is based on a percentage of income.
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  General College News
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Misericordia University introduces Bachelor of Science degree program in statistics
posted: 19 hours ago   source: misericordia.edu  
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Misericordia University is introducing a Bachelor of Science degree program and minor in statistics beginning with the fall 2017 semester in response to rapid advances in technology, the growing reliance on quantitative research, and demand in the marketplace.

The Misericordia University statistics program – the only four-year degree program available in Luzerne...
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  Member College News
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Hastings College Board of Trustees appoints Feezell as 17th president
posted: 19 hours ago   source: hcmediaonline.org  
Dr. Travis Feezell, a native of Omaha, NE,will begin his role as the 17th president of Hastings College on June 1, 2017. Feezell is currently Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Arkansas' University of the Ozarks, overseeing all academic programs as well as student affairs and residence life.
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  Student Loan News
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The surprising growth of graduate enrollment at for-profit colleges
posted: 20 hours ago   source: washingtonpost.com  
Nearly a half-million people are borrowing $5 billion a year to pursue advanced degrees from for-profit universities - even as the industry is reeling from investigations, lawsuits and the collapse of prominent players. A study of 20 universities receiving the largest share of federal graduate loans in 2013-14 found that 8 (40%) were for-profit colleges.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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How Students Are Responding to the Changes in Federal Financial Aid
posted: Nov 29th   source: nytimes.com  
High school students appear to be responding well to recent changes in the federal student financial aid application process that allow earlier filing, an early analysis shows. The number of HS seniors who completed the FAFSA in October (for the 2017-18 college academic year) increased by 21% versus a comparable period last January t(he first month of the 2016-17 aid cycle).
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  General College News
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The States That College Graduates Are Most Likely to Leave
posted: Nov 28th   source: nytimes.com  
It's a trend: Young people with college degrees — perhaps the most skilled U.S. workers — are leaving America's economically struggling regions for cities in the South or on the East or West coasts. Dense metro areas produce more jobs and make workers more productive. Wages are also higher. The states losing the most college grads were the most likely to vote for Donald Trump.
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  General College News
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A Warning to College Presidents
posted: Nov 28th   source: linkedin.com  
High Tech CEO's are trying to position degree offerings as a waste of money. College presidents, fight back! Linkedin's CEO has said that college degrees are "overrated" in today's marketplace, contending the focus should be on vocational training. The flaw in his logic is presenting this as a binary choice. Why can't someone pursue both degree & non-degree options? The 2 paths are not mutually...
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Financial Tips for College Applicants Without a Major
posted: Nov 28th   source: usnews.com  
Indecision about choosing a major can lead to extra time in college and more student debt.
Pick a college that offers a wide variety of majors. Students should use personality assessments that pinpoints their interests & narrows down career choices. Undecided students should be diligent about using campus resources to find a career path.
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  Scholarships
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A Warning For Parents Who Think A Sports Scholarship Actually Covers College Costs
posted: Nov 28th   source: forbes.com  
Your child concentrated on one sport from an early age. You spent a lot of money to give him or her the best coaches and biggest advantages, and you did it. You beat the odds. Your child is one of the 2% of high school athletes who got an offer to play competitively at a college that offers athletic scholarships. Guess what? You’re still paying big bucks to send your kid to college.
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  General College News
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Betsy DeVos, Trump's Choice for Education Secretary, Has Unclear Higher Ed Priorities
posted: Nov 28th   source: insidehighered.com  
President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is a Michigan charter school activist whose views on higher education and pre-K education are totally unknown beyond some charitable giving - often to Michigan State University. No one knows her views on college affordability, student loans, financial aid or on regulating for-profit colleges.
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  Member College News
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St. Bonaventure names DePerro its 21st president
posted: Nov 21st   source: buffalonews.com  
As a product of Franciscan and Jesuit education throughout his life, Dennis DePerro acknowledges his lifelong goal was to someday head one of the nation’s Catholic colleges.
St. Bonaventure University has granted the Buffalo native’s wish, selecting him as its 21st president. DePerro will take office on June 1.
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  Student Loan News
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When it comes to career-training programs, for-profit schools don’t measure up, feds say
posted: Nov 21st   source: washingtonpost.com  
Graduates of career-training programs at public colleges earn nearly $9,000 more than those who attend comparable programs at for-profit colleges. The finding supports the DOE's 'gainful employment' regulation that threatening the withholding of federal financial aid from institutions whose graduates don't earn enough to repay student loans.
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  Scholarships
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To Get A College Scholarship: Forget The Field, Hit The Books
posted: Nov 21st   source: npr.org  
Think playing on sports' travel team will help your kids get a college scholarship? Think again. Commentator John U. Bacon advises that they hit the books instead. Nationally, less than 2 percent of high school athletes will get college scholarships.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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Is the future of for-profit colleges bright under Trump? Maybe not.
posted: Nov 21st   source: washingtonpost.com  
The election of Donald Trump, who campaigned on reducing regulation, immediately lifted shares of publicly-traded for-profit colleges. Congressional Republicans support for-profit colleges - despite the deceptive marketing, shoddy programs and high loan-default rates that have left students with unsustainable loan debt. Trump's election might not be enough to save the industry.
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  General College News
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The 10 foreign countries that send the most students to American colleges
posted: Nov 21st   source: businessinsider.com  
1,043,839 foreign students are now studying in the U.S. - 5.2% of all higher education students. The influx of foreign students is vital for American universities, especially public universities which are increasingly dependent on interantional students to fund their budgets. 328,547 Chinese students attended college in the U.S. in 2015-16.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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The manufacturing jobs Trump promises now require education after high school. Are apprenticeships the answer?
posted: Nov 21st   source: washingtonpost.com  
Siemens built its own U.S. workforce by importing the apprenticeship model from Germany. It offers manufacturing jobs, but its new factories are run by robots and lasers directed by computer software. After three years, apprentices who successfully finish land full-time jobs with a starting salary of $55,000, an associate’s degree and no student debt.
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  Member College News
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Susquehanna University announces new president
posted: Nov 21st   source: wkok.com  
Dr. Jonathan Green, the provost and dean of faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University, will be taking on the president’s job at Susquehanna University, succeeding Jay Lemons on July 1, 2017. A music major in college, Green is a composer and conductor. He has written seven books and seen the premiere of one of his compositions at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
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  Member College News
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University of St. Thomas to launch 2-year college for low-income students
posted: Nov 21st   source: m.startribune.com  
The University of St. Thomas (MN) is creating a two-year college for low-income students who have the will but not necessarily the grades to earn a spot in its traditional freshman class. The cost to individual students will be as low as $1,000 a year & pathway for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who dream of a 4-year degree but need extra help to get there.
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  General College News
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Is It Safe?’ Foreign Students Consider College in Donald Trump’s U.S.
posted: Nov 19th   source: nytimes.com  
College admissions executives are worried that Donald Trump’s election as president could portend a drop in international students, notably from China and India. Canadian universities have already detected a post-election surge in interest from overseas. U.K. and Australian colleges may also benefit if fewer international students come to the U.S.
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  SAGE Scholars News
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Trinity International University Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted: Nov 19th   source: secure.tuitionrewards.com  
Trinity International University, a diverse institution attracting students from 40 countries and 47 U.S. states, has become the 25th Illinois member of the SAGE Private College & University Enrollment Consortium. Offering over 70 programs in a Christ-centered community, TIU is the 46th Council for Christian Colleges & Universities affiliate to join Tuition Rewards.
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