Thursday, 9 February 2012

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Bankruptcy Continues to Rise: A Glimpse into Student Loan Bankruptcy

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

More than 80 percent of bankruptcy attorneys reported that potential clients with student loan debt have increased in the last four years.  In other words, bankruptcy attorneys are serving more...

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STEM Scholarship Program for Hispanic Students Now Accepting Applications

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program is now open to applicants.The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and Merck Ciencia established the scholarship program to improve...

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College Flunks Four Times; Eliminates Tuition

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"What if you didn't have to pay college tuition?" John Carney writes in CNBC's NetNet blog. "It's not a pipe dream for students enrolled at Antioch College. They don't have to pay a dime for tuition."

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Four Reasons Obama May Have a Shot at Overhauling Campus-Based Aid

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"As I wrote last week, President Obama is facing a major uphill battle in persuading Congress to overhaul the inequitable funding formula that the government uses to allocate funds through the...

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ANN-12-03: Live Internet Webinar – Calculation of Gainful Employment Debt Measures and Implications for Institutions

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

This letter announces an instructor-led, online training session that provides information on how the Department of Education calculates the gainful employment debt measures and the resulting...

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California: Budget Analyst Questions Tougher GPA Requirement for College Aid

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"The state legislative analyst's office said in a report released Wednesday that Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal could curtail college financial aid for some of California's neediest students,"...

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Student Debt, College and Religion

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"With student loan debt now nearing $1 trillion, Need to Know looks at the dilemma facing young people: go to college and likely accumulate tens of thousands of dollars in debt or more, or skip it...

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Pennsylvania: Gov. Corbett Whacks Higher Education Funding

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Gov. Tom Corbett wants to fundamentally reshape the way Pennsylvania pays for all levels of public education, a move he says is good for the mind, soul and wallets of taxpayers in an economy that's...

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For College Bound, a Look at Financial Aid Changes

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"The mad dash to cobble together college funding will soon be under way," the Associated Press reports. "In the weeks ahead, colleges will begin mailing out their much-anticipated acceptance letters...

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02-08: OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website Outages Scheduled for Feb. 12, 2012

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

During the period of Feb. 12, 2012, the Department of Education (ED) plans to execute extended website maintenance and operating system upgrades to several Federal Student Aid websites in addition to...

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