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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges


NAICU debunks the major myths surrounding private nonprofit colleges and universities. Visit 9myths.org to get the facts!

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Private colleges help fuel economic growth

Wichita, Kan., Eagle - Opinion Piece

July 29, 2014

Matt Lindsey, President, Kansas Independent College Association writes: According to a just released study by the Kansas Independent College Association, the private colleges in Kansas generate nearly $981 million in new economic growth for Kansas every year. Read More


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Spending Shifts as Colleges Compete on Students' Comfort

Chronicle of Higher Education

July 29, 2014

the growth in student services is certainly a sign of an intensifying competition among colleges. And even if the amenities, activities, and support cost many thousands of dollars per student, especially at elite institutions, they represent a college cost that students and their parents have asked for—either explicitly or through their decisions in enrollment.Read More


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Push on Counseling

Inside Higher Ed

July 29, 2014

The Obama administration gathered some 130 experts in college counseling at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to discuss ways to strengthen the individualized attention that students, especially low-income and first-generation students, need to help them apply for and enroll in college.Read More


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Promise Unfulfilled?

Chronicle of Higher Education

May 1, 2014

In a recent surge of demands that colleges step up their response to rape, students have put their faith in the federal civil-rights law known as Title IX. Meant to prohibit sex discrimination, the law requires colleges to investigate and resolve reports of sexual misconduct—including assault—whether or not the police are involved.

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Myths & Facts: Student Debt Crisis

MediaMatters.org

April 25, 2014

Fox News often promotes myths about student loan debt in the United States, misinforming about everything from the lack of protections borrowers receive, to the unsubtantiated claim that student loans drive up college costs, to the myth that struggling borrowers are taking a government handout. As the two-year anniversary of student debt surpassing $1 trillion takes place this week, here is a sample of the network's past student loan misinformation.

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More Data is Needed for Student Loan Debt Policy Change

ACA international - Press Release

April 24, 2014

The American Student Assistance organization finds that additional numbers on default rates and the larger population of borrowers who struggle with repayment would help address education debt in the U.S. More data is needed to reflect the level of American consumers negatively impacted by student loan repayment issues, according to a new report from American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization focusing on responsible student loan borrowing and repayment.

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