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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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Overtime Rule Implementation Still in Flux

NAICU Washington Update

December 9, 2016

With the future of the Overtime Rule uncertain, colleges should weigh their options carefully.

Trump: 'We’re Going to Work Something Out' with Dreamers


December 9, 2016

Donald Trump is adopting a softer tone on young undocumented immigrants granted work permits through an Obama-era directive that the president-elect has vowed to repeal once he's in the White House.

Will Changes in Online College Applications Help Students Chase the American Dream?

Hechinger Report

December 9, 2016

The Common Application, the online gateway to some 700 American colleges, can seem like an impenetrable wall for many low-income and first-generation students. As January’s admissions deadlines loom, the Common App has made some changes this year that may ease students’ anxieties.

Pro&Con: She'll Be a Breath of Fresh Air for Parents, Students Alike

Southcoast Today (New Bedford, MA) - Commentary

December 9, 2016

Lindsey M. Burke, fellow in education policy at The Heritage Foundation, writes:  Teachers unions and the education establishment reacted with predictable scorn when President-elect Donald Trump last month named Betsy DeVos as his nominee for secretary of education.  But parents have one simple reason to be optimistic: DeVos has been a champion for educational choice across the country.  Her support for school choice goes beyond mere lip service. She has worked to advance viable options for students and families, including charter schools, vouchers, tuition tax credit scholarships and education savings accounts.

For Middle-income College Students, a Rising Dilemma

Christian Science Monitor

December 9, 2016

Many are too poor to write a check for college, but too rich to qualify for aid. With a federal solution looking unlikely, states like California are starting to offer some help.

Black Learning Matters

Inside Higher Ed - Opinion Piece

December 9, 2016

W. Robert Connor writes: This situation needs to change, and in classics, there are signs that it can change. Many departments of classics can point to African-American students who have flourished through their study of the classics. The challenge, then, is to find ways to make such success more widespread.

A Tale of Two Crises

Inside Higher Ed - Opinion Piece

December 9, 2016

Christine Henseler writes: But can our institutions of higher education afford not to support and invest heavily in the humanities? Can we welcome a growing number of diverse students without increased attention to the study of languages, art, music and cultural contributions of people from diverse communities around the world? Can our country claim to educate democratic citizens without teaching our children to analyze the messages that inform their personal and political lives -- skills learned in literature classes? Can our country grapple with radical Islamic groups while defunding religious studies programs and courses in Arabic language and culture, art, and history?

Private Universities Branch Into 2-Year Programs

Inside Higher Ed

December 9, 2016

Two private four-year universities are starting associate degree programs.

Colleges Pushed to Note Sexual Misconduct on Transcripts

Associated Press

December 8, 2016

Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the reason for expulsion on their transcripts.

Completion and the Value of College

Inside Higher Ed

December 8, 2016

The college completion agenda reaches an inflection point as the Obama administration ends and the nation increasingly focuses on jobs and college value. Experts assess shifts in the completion push and what comes next.
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