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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges


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Private Colleges Focus on Affordability


New campus affordability measures are helping to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Tuition cuts and freezes, three-year degree programs, and more. Complete list



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The Kids Are Alright

Huffington Post - Presidential Opinion

July 28, 2015

L. Jay Lemons, President, Susquehanna University writes: Let me share some observations about the leadership I witness on my campus, Susquehanna University, and from student-athletes across the country. Today's student-athletes make me believe that we might well be watching the emergence of our next "greatest generation."

How One President Manages Change and Gets People on Board

Chronicle of Higher Education - Presidential Interview

July 28, 2015

Sara Hebel at the Chronicle of Higher Education interviews A. Gabriel Esteban, president of Seton Hall University, on managing change and motivating employees.

The Complexity of Accountability

Inside Higher Ed

July 28, 2015

Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s call on Monday for a greater focus on student outcomes at colleges was an effort to pivot away from discussions that he said are focused too narrowly on the burden of student loan debt -- discussions administration officials feel are crowding out the debate over structural flaws in America’s higher education system.

In Rare Fight, Johnson & Wales Battles to Keep Tuition Money

Wall Street Journal

July 28, 2015

Johnson & Wales University is fighting to keep $46,909 in tuition paid by a Connecticut couple for their daughter’s education against the demands of a bankruptcy court-official, who sued to get that money back.

Suicide Tally

Inside Higher Ed

July 28, 2015

Legislation working its way through the New Jersey Senate would require colleges to disclose the number of students who die from suicide each year.

Bill streamlines college student aid

Las Vegas, Nev., Review

July 27, 2015

A bill intended to make it easier for families to apply for college financial aid has been reintroduced in Congress. Students who wish to enroll in fall classes are encouraged in January to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, a 10-page form with more than a hundred questions about a family'€™s financial health. But the timing often is a problem as FAFSA requires the most recent family income tax information, which might not be readily available that early in the year, according to student loan advocates.

Shaming nonprofits

Boston Herald - Editorial

July 27, 2015

The Boston Herald Editorial board writes: If a requested payment is deemed voluntary, then can a college or university really “fail” to make it? Certainly some folks at Boston City Hall think so, and they’re aided in this line of thinking by media outlets that suggest the institutions have “fallen short” in the — again, voluntary — payments the city requests to offset the cost of hosting tax-exempt nonprofits.

Officials defend efforts of Iowa colleges, universities

Iowa City, Iowa, Press-Citizen

July 27, 2015

Responding to the Obama administration's call Monday for colleges and universities to focus more directly on student success, Iowa officials said the state's private and public schools already have been ramping up their recruitment, graduation and placement efforts.

At UMBC, Duncan and college leaders discuss visions for higher education

Baltimore Sun

July 27, 2015

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a gathering of college and university leaders Monday that his vision for America's higher-education system includes making college more affordable, financial aid more accessible and loan repayment easier.

Obama's Higher Ed Home Stretch

Inside Higher Ed

July 27, 2015

In a speech outlining the higher education priorities of the Obama administration as it enters its final 18 months in office, Duncan will say it is time to “go further” than discussions about rising levels of student loan debt. He will urge a shift toward focusing on degree completion and educational quality.
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