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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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Senate Bill Asks Colleges to Do More to Combat Sexual Assault

Chronicle of Higher Education

July 31, 2014

Colleges would have to expand resources for victims of sexual assault and training for employees in handling students’ reports of assault under a bill introduced by eight U.S. senators on Wednesday. The proposed legislation seeks to apply pressure through public information and harsher penalties: Annual surveys of students’ experiences would be published online, by institution, and colleges found to be out of compliance with federal requirements would face fines of up to 1 percent of their operating budgets.

Southern Blend

Inside Higher Education

July 31, 2014

After three years of experimenting with blended learning, leaders of the Associated Colleges of the South feel a movement is growing, but they aren't sure if the push will last The association, which consists of 16 liberal arts institutions across 12 Southern states, made blended learning one of its formal programs in the fall of 2011.

On Affordability, Who Decides?

Inside Higher Education - Opinion Piece

July 31, 2014

A consensus has clearly emerged that higher education affordability needs to be addressed by colleges and universities, states, and the federal government. Less clear is how to address the problem, and perhaps more fundamentally, how to decide what affordability means.

New Leader for Christian College Group

Inside Higher Ed

July 31, 2014

Shirley V. Hoogstra, vice president for student life at Calvin College, was on Wednesday named as the new president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, whose members come from a number of denominations.

Senators Introduce Data Privacy Changes to FERPA

Inside Higher Education

July 31, 2014

Senators Ed Markey and Orrin Hatch on Wednesday introduced changes to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, which would require institutions to have policies in place for protecting student data or risk losing federal funding.

How 4 Types of Families Approach Paying for College

Chronicle of Higher Education

July 31, 2014

The overwhelming majority of current students and their parents see college as an investment in the future. That unsurprising finding appears in Sallie Mae’s annual “How America Pays for College” report, which was released on Thursday. For the first time, this year’s report divides families into four “personas” based on an analysis of their responses to survey questions about the value of college, reasons for going, and college planning.

Yes, College Costs a Lot — But Here’s Why It’s Probably Less Than You Think

Time, Money - Opinion Piece

July 30, 2014

The number that matters most is not a college’s sticker price (the total cost of tuition, fees, room, board, books, and other expenses) but rather the school’s net price—what a student pays to attend after factoring in scholarships and grants. The federal government publishes an average one-year net price for first-time full-time students on its College Navigator site for every college.

Why Ivy League schools can laugh off the disruption “threat”

Quartz - Opinion Piece

July 30, 2014

In the world of higher education, America’s elite colleges and universities are the least likely to be disrupted, argue analysts from Moody’s Investors Service in a new note about the impact of online education. The most vulnerable to the threat of online education are less selective schools that are more reliant on tuition to pay the bills and keep the lights on.

How America Pays for College 2014: A national study by Sallie Mae and Ipsos

Sallie Mae

July 30, 2014

Now in its seventh year, How America Pays for College 2014, a national study by Sallie Mae and Ipsos, provides a snapshot of how families make the important investment and choices in paying for college. This year’s report reiterates families’ strong commitment to college and their belief in the value it brings. At the same time, the report highlights that the way families meet the cost of college has changed as students and parents make more deliberate decisions to afford college.
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