Thursday, 16 February 2012

Financial Aid News

Financial Aid News

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California: Three Merced County Residents Arrested on Charges of Student Aid Fraud

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced the arrest Tuesday of Piersha Woolridge, 34, and Yvette August, 41, both of Atwater; Kim Gray, 39, of Los Banos; and Keith Woolridge, 41, of Fresno,"...

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Student Loan Debt Forcing More Borrowers Into Bankruptcy

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys recently reported that 81 percent of those professionals surveyed said that the number of potential clients with sizable student...

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For-Profit Colleges Lose Incentive to Target Vets Under Bills

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"For-profit colleges would lose a financial incentive to enroll soldiers and veterans under U.S. Senate and House bills aimed at curbing what sponsors call aggressive marketing of subpar programs,"...

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Using Budget Tools to Make College Affordable

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"President Obama's budget uses a variety of tools to keep postsecondary education within reach for American families, including increased grant and work-study funding, tax credits for college...

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Plan Offers $5 Billion to Improve Teaching

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"The Obama administration will propose Wednesday a $5 billion competition aimed at overhauling how America's teachers are trained, paid and granted tenure, the latest sign of the growing focus on the...

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Minnesota: For Aid, FAFSA Neglects Students’ Special Financial Circumstances

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Students cut off financially by their parents can slip through the cracks when the University of Minnesota awards financial aid," the Minnesota Daily reports.

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60 Ways to Leave a Flagship, With a Degree, Sooner

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Better freshman advising and higher tuition for students who stick around too long are two of the keys that could help the University of Texas's flagship campus raise its four-year graduation rate...

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Current College Students Struggle to Survive Rising Tuitions

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Tuition rates can be prohibitive. Prospective students know this and plan their academic careers accordingly," Tanya Caldwell writes for the New York Times Choice blog. "What students may not...

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Student Loan Debate Rages On

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"The growing chorus of concern over the rapid growth of student debt is being heard in the hushed and hallowed halls of Congress and at some of our nation's foremost educational institutions," Equal...

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Student Loans Near $1 Trillion Hurting Young Buyers: Mortgages

Posted: 15 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"As outstanding student debt approaches $1 trillion, it's one more reason record-low interest rates aren't doing more to boost housing," Businessweek reports.

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