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The New York Times

As Flow of Foreign Students Wanes, U.S. Universities Feel the Sting

As Flow of Foreign Students Wanes, U.S. Universities Feel the Sting

January 03, 2018

Just as many universities believed that the financial wreckage left by the 2008 recession was behind them, campuses across the country have been forced to make new rounds of cuts, this time brought on, in large part, by a loss of international students.
Just as many universities believed that the financial wreckage left by the 2008 recession was behind them, campuses across the country have been forced to make new rounds of cuts, this time brought on, in large part, by a loss of international students.

January 03, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Colleges Engines of Inequality?

Are Colleges Engines of Inequality?

January 03, 2018

Higher education is supposed to promote opportunity and social mobility. But does it fulfill that role? In many low-income communities, college seems out of reach, and in recent decades, the share of bachelor’s degrees awarded to the poorest students has declined. 
Higher education is supposed to promote opportunity and social mobility. But does it fulfill that role? In many low-income communities, college seems out of reach, and in recent decades, the share of bachelor’s degrees awarded to the poorest students has declined. 

January 03, 2018

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MarketWatch

Students Who Hold Jobs During College Earn More Money After They Graduate

Students Who Hold Jobs During College Earn More Money After They Gr...

January 03, 2018

For students born in the early 1980s, each extra year of school pushed their wages up about 7% on average, according to a working paper distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research this week. However, what you do with all that extra time is critical. After researchers stripped out variables such as demographics, whether students had accumulated work experience while in school and other unobservable characteristics, the wage premium went down to just 1%, the study found.
For students born in the early 1980s, each extra year of school pushed their wages up about 7% on average, according to a working paper distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research this week. However, what you do with all that extra time is critical. After researchers stripped out variables such as demographics, whether students had accumulated work experience while in school and other unobservable characteristics, the wage premium went down to just 1%, the study found.

January 03, 2018

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Politico

DeVos Considers Stricter Standard for Student Fraud Claims

DeVos Considers Stricter Standard for Student Fraud Claims

January 03, 2018

The Trump administration is considering a significantly stricter standard for when federal student loan borrowers defrauded by their colleges can have their debt forgiven. Borrowers applying for loan forgiveness would face a higher burden of proof and have to individually present evidence that their college’s deception was intentional under a draft proposal circulated by the Education Department and obtained by POLITICO
The Trump administration is considering a significantly stricter standard for when federal student loan borrowers defrauded by their colleges can have their debt forgiven. Borrowers applying for loan forgiveness would face a higher burden of proof and have to individually present evidence that their college’s deception was intentional under a draft proposal circulated by the Education Department and obtained by POLITICO

January 03, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Proposal Would Raise the Bar for Borrowers Seeking Loan Relief

Proposal Would Raise the Bar for Borrowers Seeking Loan Relief

January 03, 2018

Department of Education proposal would require student borrowers demonstrate an intent on the part of their college to mislead or deceive in order to get loan relief through borrower-defense claims.
Department of Education proposal would require student borrowers demonstrate an intent on the part of their college to mislead or deceive in order to get loan relief through borrower-defense claims.

January 03, 2018

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