Wednesday, 29 February 2012

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Study: Pell Grant Makes Difference for Students of Color

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"African American and Hispanic students who receive a federal Pell Grant are more likely to finish college and pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors, says a new report...

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Up or Down on 'Program Integrity'

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Although the program integrity rules were intended to rein in for-profit colleges, the credit-hour definition and the state authorization requirement apply across sectors," Inside Higher Ed reports....

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Romney and Higher Ed

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"So far, the path Mitt Romney has set out for the Republican presidential nomination has not focused much on higher education," Inside Higher Ed reports. "Although President Obama has promoted a push...

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Gingrich: Obama's Call for Higher Education 'Perfectly Reasonable'

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Newt Gingrich said President Obama's call for Americans to 'commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training' seemed 'perfectly reasonable,' drawing a contrast with rival...

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Georgia: Gov. Wants More Time for HOPE Changes to Take Effect Before More Tweaks

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Georgia lawmakers should give last year's changes to the HOPE scholarship time to work before considering any new changes to the program, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday," the Associated...

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Parents Fear the Math Doesn't Add Up for Prepaid College Plans

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"Spooked by the stock market, more parents saving for their kids' colleges are putting their faith in something that could prove to be equally tenuous: the ability of state governments to manage...

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Take These 10 Steps to Review Cohort Default Rate Information

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"With Monday's release of draft 2010 two-year cohort default rates and the upcoming release of draft 2009 three-year rates, you'll want to compare your school's own records against the information...

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Are You Having Trouble with Your Student Loan Payments?

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"A student loan is a particularly dangerous debt to default on," Erik Carter writes in Forbes Magazine's Financial Finesse blog. "While you might be able to walk away from credit card and even a...

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Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program Names Zarnikow Executive Director

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

"The state agency overseeing the troubled College Illinois prepaid tuition program named a permanent executive director to succeed Andrew Davis, who was ousted in July after a Crain's investigation...

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02-28: Preliminary Information – COD System Implementation Plans for the 2012-13 Award Year

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST

The Department of Education is aware of the community's questions about the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System's readiness for award processing for the 2012-13 Award Year. ED plans to...

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