02 août 2017

Alaskan higher ed could be compromised by Legislature's inaction

University Business LogoIt’s not an easy time on the hill. Throughout Alaska, the effects of the state’s budget crisis are reaching ground level, but those impacts are particularly evident at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. More...

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Number of students applying for federal aid rises six percent, after several years of decline

University Business LogoThe number of students who completed applications for federal financial aid increased 6% in the latest cycle, reversing a four-year decline and assuaging fears that a technical glitch would hamper students’ efforts to get government-backed loans and grants. More...

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Money awarded to Tenn. higher ed for helping veterans

University Business LogoOn Monday (July 10, 2017), the Tennessee Higher Education Commission announced that 13 colleges and universities in Tennessee will receive additional funding and program support to serve veterans and service members and help them earn post-secondary degrees as part of Gov. Bill Haslam's Drive to 55. More...

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Economic issues are key to predicting whether students will graduate college

University Business LogoEconomic issues play a significant role in determining whether first-time students enrolling in a four-year college will complete their degree and graduate within six years, a new study from Oregon State University has found. More...

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Sharp partisan divisions in views of national institutions

University Business LogoWhile a majority of the public (55%) continues to say that colleges and universities have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country these days, Republicans express increasingly negative views. More...

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Protect students from predatory for-profit colleges

University Business LogoGiven Donald Trump’s frequent campaign promises to wipe out “job killing” regulations on Day One, no one should be surprised that the Trump administration is going after federal safeguards that protect consumers at the expense of corporate profits. And it’s no secret that new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shares the president’s wish for fewer rules, and more freedom and money for the private sector. More...

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Case Study: Addressing Parents' Anxieties

University Business LogoParents and students are more anxious than ever about college savings. Institutions feed anxiety when they are not forthcoming with their refund policy. By disclosing policy and offering tuition insurance within the tuition payment path, schools can better compete in a crowded marketplace while helping their families. More...

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Civic Sputnik moment for education is upon us

University Business LogoThese are challenging days for our democracy. Bitter partisanship, outrageous claims, and differing views of what constitutes truth have resulted in a deeply polarized citizenry. The sense of a nation united by shared beliefs seems shattered by division and rancor. The partisan divisiveness has hindered our ability to address and resolve complex public-policy issues facing our country. More...

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Lawsuit against DeVos in delay of for-profit college rules

University Business LogoAttorneys general from Pennsylvania, 17 other states and the District of Columbia are suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education over a decision to forestall federal relief that was to take effect July 1 to protect college students from abusive loan practices. More...

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Billion dollar lawsuit claims state broke higher ed promises

University Business LogoTwo siblings who graduated from the University of Florida say the state short-changed them on their education. More...

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