Friday, 24 February 2012

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February Newsletter: Filing your FAFSA and what’s next

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 06:06 AM PST

The beginning of a new calendar year means it's FAFSA time. Whether you're an early bird who filed in January or you're still getting your paperwork together, we have lots of information to help you...

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Advisory Committee Report Suggests Refocusing Financial Aid to Improve Completion Rates

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

If the nation is to improve college completion rates, the federal government should reassess the structure of financial aid systems and programs for non-traditional students, according to a new...

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02-23: SAIG Upgrade – System and Software Product Enhancements Available March 5, 2012

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

The Department of Education (ED) is in the process of implementing an upgrade to all components of the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG), including TDClient, TDCommunity Manager (SAIG Portal) and...

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Student Debt Is Stifling Home Sales

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"According to a recent Federal Reserve study, only 9 percent of 29- to 34-year-olds got a first-time mortgage from 2009 to 2011, compared with 17 percent 10 years earlier," BusinessWeek reports....

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Default Rates Worsen Among Dropouts, Report Says

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Students who drop out of college are four times as likely to default on their federal student loans as students who earn degrees, and the problem is growing as borrowing increases, according to new...

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New Census Data Show Minority Gains in Bachelor's Degree Attainment

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"New data from the U.S. Census Bureau give a more detailed look at the 61 million Americans over the age of 25 who hold a bachelor's degree or higher, and show strong gains in degree attainment among...

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OECD Analysts See Student Aid as Key to Maintaining Access as Fees Rise

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] analysts have found the combination of tuition fees and financial support that seems to lead to the best outcomes for universities,...

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COD System Unable to Accept 2012-13 Loan Records until July 9, 2012

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

Schools should not submit 2012-13 loan records to COD until after the 11.0 COD release scheduled for the weekend of July 7 and 8, 2012, according to Department of Education (ED) officials. The Budget...

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For-Profit Colleges Get Majority of Education Benefits of Active-Duty Service Members

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"For-profit colleges received more than half of the $563-million in Department of Defense tuition-assistance funds paid to active-duty members of the armed services in the 2011 fiscal year, according...

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Price Controls: Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"The newest part of President Obama's agenda for higher education is his plan to limit tuition increases by punishing those that increase their prices too quickly," writes National Association of...

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