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Higher Ed Inflation Notches 2.8 Percent in 2018

Higher Ed Inflation Notches 2.8 Percent in 2018

December 11, 2018

Inflation for U.S. colleges and universities tallied 2.8 percent for the fiscal year ending in June 2018, dipping slightly from the previous year but still coming in above a five-year average as institutions faced higher costs on all fronts.
Inflation for U.S. colleges and universities tallied 2.8 percent for the fiscal year ending in June 2018, dipping slightly from the previous year but still coming in above a five-year average as institutions faced higher costs on all fronts.

December 11, 2018

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The Washington Post

Education Department to Fix Problems in Popular Grant Program for Teachers

Education Department to Fix Problems in Popular Grant Program for T...

December 11, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education will erase the debts of teachers whose federal grants were erroneously converted into loans, addressing a long-standing problem in a popular federal program for educators.
The U.S. Department of Education will erase the debts of teachers whose federal grants were erroneously converted into loans, addressing a long-standing problem in a popular federal program for educators.

December 11, 2018

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CampusTechnology.com

Online Course Enrollment Grows in Face of Shrinking College Enrollment

Online Course Enrollment Grows in Face of Shrinking College Enrollment

December 11, 2018

The share of college students taking online courses has grown, up by about 6 percent, even as the overall number of people enrolled in higher education institutions dropped by about half a percent. According to preliminary numbers issued by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, of the 20.1 million students enrolled in fall 2017, 6.7 million were taking at least one distance education class, representing 33 percent of the total — a boost from 31 percent in the previous year.
The share of college students taking online courses has grown, up by about 6 percent, even as the overall number of people enrolled in higher education institutions dropped by about half a percent. According to preliminary numbers issued by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, of the 20.1 million students enrolled in fall 2017, 6.7 million were taking at least one distance education class, representing 33 percent of the total — a boost from 31 percent in the previous year.

December 11, 2018

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Diverse

Brief Offers Policy Recommendations to Address Unmet Financial Need

Brief Offers Policy Recommendations to Address Unmet Financial Need

December 11, 2018

A new brief from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) finds that nearly three in four students experience unmet need, making this problem around college affordability a nearly “universal phenomenon” among today’s students.
A new brief from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) finds that nearly three in four students experience unmet need, making this problem around college affordability a nearly “universal phenomenon” among today’s students.

December 11, 2018

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Detroit Free Press, MI

Banks, Colleges Rake in Millions From Fees on Student Accounts

Banks, Colleges Rake in Millions From Fees on Student Accounts

December 11, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of students across the country paid stiff banking fees after colleges agreed to marketing deals with big banks, based on a study obtained by the Free Press through a federal open records request. 
Hundreds of thousands of students across the country paid stiff banking fees after colleges agreed to marketing deals with big banks, based on a study obtained by the Free Press through a federal open records request. 

December 11, 2018

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