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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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Asking Too Much, or Not Enough?

Inside Higher Ed

May 27, 2015

dvocates have long told colleges that they should conduct anonymous “climate surveys” to better assess the prevalence of sexual assault on their campuses. When the University of Michigan began soliciting responses to both the AAU survey and one of its own creation, some students said the language used in the survey's questions made them uncomfortable or even triggered dark memories of their assaults.

Private Colleges Target Community College Grads

U.S. News & World Report

May 27, 2015


Students tell Sen. Murray about challenges of working through college

Seattle, Wash., Times

May 27, 2015

Congress is working on rewriting the rules that determine how federal financial aid for college is distributed, and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, is playing a key role. On Tuesday, Murray spent an hour talking to three Washington college students about how financial aid has worked for them — and how it hasn’t.

Funding model will hurt private colleges

Iowa City, Iowa, Press-Citizen - Presidential Opinion

May 27, 2015

Greg Christy, President, Northwestern College writes: Recent developments threaten the fabric of Iowa’s higher education tapestry. The Board of Regents’ proposal for performance-based funding — while perhaps well-intentioned — risks destabilizing Iowa’s independent colleges and universities (and the 18 communities they are a part of) by making promises that cannot be fulfilled by the regents alone.

Dems Get Behind Plan for Debt-Free College

The Hill

May 27, 2015

Support for debt-free college education is rising among Democrats who believe that reversing spiraling costs would be both good policy and a political winner.  On Wednesday, nine more Democratic senators came out in support of a resolution on the topic that originated with Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and liberal heroine Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

Texas Passes Bill Allowing Concealed Handguns on College Campus

BloombergBusiness.com

May 27, 2015

Texas lawmakers passed a bill allowing faculty and students to carry concealed handguns inside classrooms on public and private college campuses. The legislation, approved over opposition from university officials, prevents schools from establishing their own rules banning guns, though under a last-minute amendment they can create “reasonable” regulations pertaining to the presence of firearms on school grounds.  It exempts campus hospitals and preschools and allows officials to regulate the storage of handguns in dormitories. 

When Students Are Disowned Over Sexuality or Gender, Some Colleges Lend Them a Hand

Chronicle of Higher Education

May 27, 2015

In the past several years, a small group of college and university officials have begun to fill the gap between familial support and financial aid by establishing emergency scholarships or grant money for such LGBT students.

Education Dept. Finds Little Evidence Servicers Are Failing Troops

Chronicle of Higher Education

May 27, 2015

The Education Department has cleared the companies that manage its student-loan payments of wrongdoing in a yearlong investigation into their treatment of military borrowers.

Class of 2015 Faces Grim Job Hunt

Politico

May 27, 2015

Job prospects are better for graduates than at any time since the Great Recession crested in 2009 and began its fitful roll back. But they are still pretty bad. And nearly six and a half years into Barack Obama’s presidency, a promise he made in a 2009 address to a joint session of Congress remains unfulfilled.

College athletics finance report: Non-Power 5 schools face huge money pressure

USA Today

May 26, 2015

By the NCAA's benchmark for self-sufficiency, just 24 of 230 public schools in Division I stand on their own, up from 20 a year earlier, according to an analysis of the 2013-14 school year by USA TODAY Sports, based on data gathered in conjunction with Indiana University's National Sports Journalism Center.
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