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D.C. Would Have More Oversight Over Student Loan Debt Collectors Under Council Proposal

Washington Post

September 20, 2016

D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) is proposing the District exercise greater oversight of the companies that collect student loan payments, as federal lawmakers and consumer groups accuse those loan servicers of not doing enough to help struggling borrowers.

Record Number of Colleges Now Have ACT/SAT ‘Optional’ or ‘Flexible’ Admissions Policies

Washington Post

September 20, 2016

A new analysis of college admissions policies found that half of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges on the U.S. News & World Report rankings now have test-optional or test-flexible policies. In addition, a record number of more than 870 colleges and universities now report having changed their admissions policies on requiring the ACT and the SAT.

Devry University to Limit Revenue from Federal Student Aid

Denver, Colo., Post

September 20, 2016

DeVry Education Group Inc. on Tuesday said it would voluntarily edge down the share of money it gets from federal funding, as it looks to limit its exposure amid a government crackdown on for-profit colleges.

The Mindboggling Barriers That Colleges Create, and That End Up Hurting Their Own Students

Hechinger Report

September 20, 2016

At a time when they’re under growing public pressure to improve the low proportions of their students who actually graduate, universities and colleges raise needless hurdles.

As Amazon Arrives, the Campus Bookstore Is a Books Store No More

New York Times

September 20, 2016

It is a conversation occurring on campuses across the country: If more and more students are buying and renting their course books online, why do they need a bookstore?

University May Remove Online Content to Avoid Disability Law

Inside Higher Ed

September 20, 2016

U.S. Justice Department finds that Berkeley MOOCs and YouTube content don't meet federal requirements.

For $178 Million, the U.S. Could Pay for One Fighter Plane, or 3,358 Years of College

Reuters - Commentary

September 20, 2016

Author Peter Van Buren writes: Right now there are only a handful of paths to higher education in America: have well-to-do parents; be low-income and smart to qualify for financial aid, take on crippling debt, or... Join the military.

Online ‘Micro-Master’s’ Programs Extend Their Reach

Chronicle of Higher Education

September 20, 2016

The "micro-master’s" online degree is gaining momentum, and the biggest challenge to colleges in running the programs may be preventing cheating and fraud.

'PLUS' College Loans Can Be a Big Minus for Parents


September 19, 2016

The consequence of a default on a PLUS loan – like default on any government debt – is dire. Tax refunds can be seized, as can Social Security payments. The debt generally cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, and the government can tag on all sorts of fees and charges for late payments and collections.

Study: Students Who Get This Type of Financial Aid Do Best in College

Washington Examiner

September 19, 2016

According to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, students who receive need-based grants to help cover tuition do better in college than those who don't receive financial aid. That's after a student's background and other possibly related factors are accounted for.
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