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20,000 More Reasons To Never Go To A For-Profit School - Opinion Piece

20,000 More Reasons To Never Go To A For-Profit School - Opinion Piece

December 10, 2018

Derek Newton writes: If you’re considering schooling after high school, either as a teenage freshman or as an adult, do yourself a big favor and do not, under any circumstances, enroll at a for-profit college. If you have friends or family considering college-level learning, warn them as well.
Derek Newton writes: If you’re considering schooling after high school, either as a teenage freshman or as an adult, do yourself a big favor and do not, under any circumstances, enroll at a for-profit college. If you have friends or family considering college-level learning, warn them as well.

December 10, 2018

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MarketWatch.com

How to Avoid This Common and Billion-Dollar Student-Loan Trap

How to Avoid This Common and Billion-Dollar Student-Loan Trap

December 10, 2018

Student-loan borrowers may be racking up billions of dollars in extra debt needlessly. That’s one conclusion from a report on consumer credit released Monday by personal-finance site NerdWallet. Roughly 2.6 million borrowers with an average balance of $43,538 were in forbearance on their federal student loans last quarter — a status that allows borrowers to pause payments, but where interest still builds, according to NerdWallet’s analysis of government data.
Student-loan borrowers may be racking up billions of dollars in extra debt needlessly. That’s one conclusion from a report on consumer credit released Monday by personal-finance site NerdWallet. Roughly 2.6 million borrowers with an average balance of $43,538 were in forbearance on their federal student loans last quarter — a status that allows borrowers to pause payments, but where interest still builds, according to NerdWallet’s analysis of government data.

December 10, 2018

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The Washington Post

Janet Napolitano: Don’t Let the Trump Administration Undermine Title IX - Opinion Piece

Janet Napolitano: Don’t Let the Trump Administration Undermine Titl...

December 10, 2018

Janet Napolitano writes: The Education Department, in issuing its proposed Title IX regulations, appears to believe our nation’s colleges and universities have gone too far in responding to allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The department is mistaken.
Janet Napolitano writes: The Education Department, in issuing its proposed Title IX regulations, appears to believe our nation’s colleges and universities have gone too far in responding to allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The department is mistaken.

December 10, 2018

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Time

Fewer Students Are Majoring in History, But We’re Asking the Wrong Questions About Why - Opinion Piece

Fewer Students Are Majoring in History, But We’re Asking the Wrong ...

December 07, 2018

Commentators have asserted that economics are driving this trend. Since the recession of 2008, the conventional wisdom goes, students and parents are exercising cost-benefit analyses when it comes to higher education, determining that the high costs of attending college necessitate pursuing degrees with higher earnings potential upon graduation. In response, some universities have undertaken cost-benefit analyses of their own. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point plans to eliminate its history major. Other schools have reduced funding and eliminated positions.
Commentators have asserted that economics are driving this trend. Since the recession of 2008, the conventional wisdom goes, students and parents are exercising cost-benefit analyses when it comes to higher education, determining that the high costs of attending college necessitate pursuing degrees with higher earnings potential upon graduation. In response, some universities have undertaken cost-benefit analyses of their own. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point plans to eliminate its history major. Other schools have reduced funding and eliminated positions.

December 07, 2018

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Politico

DeVos Pressed on New Contracts With Student Loan Servicers

DeVos Pressed on New Contracts With Student Loan Servicers

December 07, 2018

Senate Democrats want the Trump administration to release more information about how the Education Department plans to award new contracts to student loan servicers in the coming months.
Senate Democrats want the Trump administration to release more information about how the Education Department plans to award new contracts to student loan servicers in the coming months.

December 07, 2018

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