Tuesday, 28 February 2012

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GAO Report: Colleges and Universities Increasingly Rely on Tuition and Fees

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

Public and private nonprofit higher education instituitions are increasingly relying on tuition and fees as other sources of revenue like state funding and endowment income shrink, according to a...

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House to Vote on Bill to Repeal Credit Hour and State Authorization Regulations

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act (H.R. 2117) today. The bill would repeal the credit hour and state authorization...

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Opinion: Michelle Obama Reaches Out to Young Voters Through Education

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Michelle Obama just ended a conference phone call meant to inspire young voter participation in the 2012 campaign," Stephen Richer writes for Forbes Magazine. "Her strategy?  Double down on Pell...

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Research Organization Seeks NASFAA Members: Be an IPEDS Financial Aid Trainer!

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

Do you fill out the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Student Financial Aid Survey each year?  Could you help others learn your skills and know-how that helps you complete the...

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Pennsylvania: Senate Appropriations Leader Wants to Retain Higher Ed Funds

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"The chairman of the state Senate Appropriations Committee says Pennsylvania's colleges have shouldered their 'fair share' of budget cuts, and he will be pushing to keep funding for those schools at...

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FP-12-02: LIBOR-Based SAP under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 amended the Higher Education Act to allow lenders or beneficial owners of FFEL Program loans to substitute the 1-month London Inter Bank Offered Rate...

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In Search of Higher Education’s Best Picture

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Like the actors of Hollywood, our higher education system isn't perfect," Daniel de Vise writes in the Washington Post College Inc. blog. "There are still bright spots - and we at the American...

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02-27: FY 2010 2-Year Draft Cohort Default Rates Distributed Feb. 27, 2012

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

On the morning of Monday, Feb. 27, 2012,  the Department of Education (ED) distributed the FY 2010 Draft Cohort Default Rate notification packages to all eligible domestic and foreign schools. In...

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Paying It Back, Not Forward

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"An analysis of 15 years of alumni giving at one unidentified private university affirms one widely held belief of fund-raisers and casts doubt on another," Inside Higher Ed reports. "Graduates who...

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02-27: Special Direct Consolidation Loan Information – Reminders and Updates

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

The application period for the Special Direct Consolidation Loan opportunity that began on Jan. 17, 2012 is well underway and will continue through June 30, 2012. As explained in previous...

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