Tuesday, 7 February 2012

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California: Some For-Profit Colleges Booted from Cal Grants

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"A little-known California law has dealt a blow to nearly half of the for-profit college campuses in the state, barring them from offering students a coveted Cal Grant this year," the San Francisco...

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02-06: Issue Alert – Inaccurate IRS Request Flag on 2012-13 ISIRs Processed Prior to Feb. 5, 2012

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

The Department of Education is alerting all schools to an issue at the Central Processing System (CPS) that caused the IRS Request Flag of "05" to be set incorrectly on 2012-13 Institutional Student...

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Comment Request: TEACH Grant Eligibility Regulations

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

The TEACH Grant program regulations are required to ensure accountability of the program participants, both institutions and student recipients, for proper program administration, to determine...

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Opinion: Suze Orman's Top Five Money Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Orman talks to one young woman, Britney, who made several money blunders," Forbes Magazine reports. "She has about $130,000 in private student loan debt after attending a private college to study...

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Student Loans: Hit a Bull's-Eye With Your FAFSA

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

Feb. 6, 2011 - CNN Money interviews NASFAA Communications Director Haley Chitty about the importance of filling out the FAFSA. "Almost every family qualifies for some form of assistance," Chitty said.

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Virginia: Taking on Robin Hood

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Ensuring access to higher education is an expensive proposition, and right now, the state of Virginia is debating who should foot the bill," Inside Higher Ed reports. "In his proposed budget,...

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'Between Citizens and the State'

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Between gainful employment, talk of revamping the role of accreditation, interminable budget wrangling over Pell and student loans, and President Obama's State of the Union declaration that colleges...

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Opinion: Priciest College Rarely the Best Choice, Authors Say

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"It's much better to be a payee than a payer," Steve Rosen writes in the News & Observer. "That means when it comes to deciding where to go to college, go with the school that will pay for your...

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Deal Creates Needs-Based Scholarships for Georgia

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Some of Georgia's low-income students will receive up to $10,000 for college through a privately funded scholarship program Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled Monday," the Atlanta...

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MIT’s New Free Courses May Threaten (and Improve) the Traditional Model, Program’s Leader Says

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"The recent announcement that Massachusetts Institute of Technology would give certificates around free online course materials has fueled further debate about whether employers may soon welcome new...

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