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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges

NAICU debunks the major myths surrounding private nonprofit colleges and universities. Visit to get the facts!

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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



The Elusive Goal of On-Time Graduation

The Atlantic

February 18, 2016

12 credits is the threshold at which students get the maximum Pell Grant, the principal form of federal direct financial aid, which may discourage students from taking more credits. Pell money also can’t be used to pay for courses in the summers, when students could catch up. Most state financial-aid programs also cover a maximum of just 12 credits per semester. And few colleges and universities encourage students to exceed that number. Many charge them extra if they do.

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