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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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Equal Rights vs. Religious Principles

Chronicle of Higher Education - Presidential Opinion

July 25, 2014

S. Alan Ray, President, Elmhurst College writes: Operating in a pluralistic society, America’s institutions of liberal learning have always faced a fundamental choice: to create cloistered sanctuaries from social difference, or to embrace difference as central to our teaching missions. That choice may seem especially fraught for religiously based colleges, balanced between the demands of civil law and their desire to adhere to the principles of their religious faith.Read More


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House Cleans its Plate Prior to Recess

NAICU Washington Update

July 25, 2014

The House of Representatives recently approved several bills dealing with higher education tax policy and the Higher Education Act. While action is unlikely in the Senate, the bills offer a glimpse of how future tax and HEA proposals may take shape.Read More


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House Overhauls Tax Breaks

Inside Higher Ed

July 25, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved an overhaul of higher education tax breaks and passed legislation changing how federal student loan counseling works. The tax measure, which is part of the House Republicans' overall effort to make changes to the tax code, contains some provisions that colleges and universities strongly support.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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