• Last year was a difficult one for college admissions -- with institutions reporting more and more difficulty filling their classes. Things aren't any better and they may be a little worse, according to the 2014 Inside Higher Ed...

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  • Websites offering online college-admission counseling have proliferated in the past few years, with services whose prices range from free to thousands of dollars. This week saw the launch of two new options that claim to make low-cost re...

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  • A University of California task force has released seven recommendations aimed at standardizing policies governing sexual assault across the 10-campus system. The recommendations were part of a report presented on Wednesday at ...

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  • 'Undermining Pell'

    Posted on September 17 2014

    Hundreds of colleges charge low-income students tuition that is half or more of their household's entire yearly income, according to a report released today by the New America Foundation that seeks to shed light on colleges'...

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  • Sharing Intel on Completion

    Posted on September 17 2014

    A new coalition of 11 large public research universities plans to work together on techniques to improve their graduation rates, particularly for lower-income students. Dubbed the University Innovation Alliance, the group ...

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  • Corinthian Colleges, the crippled for-profit higher-education company that is in the process of winding down its operations, is in trouble again, this time with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. On Tuesday the burea...

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  • With Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren's student-loan-refinancing bill stalled in the Senate, a bank with New England roots is giving some borrowers a break on their federal loans. On Tuesday, Citizens Financial Group will become the first l...

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  • Boost for Need-Based Aid

    Posted on September 15 2014

    States last year doled out roughly the same amount of student aid money in 2012-13 as they did the previous year, but they increased the share of money flowing to students based on financial need, according to a new survey published Mond...

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  • President Obama’s proposed federal college-ratings system is set to be released in time for the 2015 academic year, but if the comments from administrators and researchers at a hearing on Friday are anything to go by, the...

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  • The Hottest Seat on Campus

    Posted on September 15 2014

    Today's enrollment officials need a mind for marketing and a nose for numbers. Thick skin helps, too. And they must accept that, at any moment, their heads could roll. As the coast-to-coast competition for students intensifies, a pr...

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