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Report: 7 in 10 College Students Get Financial Aid

New data from the National Post Secondary Student Aid Study, shows 71% of undergraduates received some form of financial aid in the 2011-2012 academic year, up from four years before.

09/18/2013

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Community Colleges: Separate And Unequal

At some community colleges almost two-thirds of the students are black, Hispanic or members of other groups considered underrepresented.

09/10/2013

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Obama Calls For Cost-Conscious College Ratings

Targeting the soaring cost of higher education, President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a broad new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on their affordability and perhaps be used to allocate federal financial aid.

08/22/2013

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The Go-To Man For College Financial Aid And Scholarships

Mark Kantrowitz says he knows everything about financing college and he’s got more than enough references to prove it.

08/19/2013

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Frank Brogan Selected As Chancellor Of Pennsylvania’s Higher Education

The man who has run Florida’s university system will become the next chancellor of the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education, which includes West Chester, Cheyney and twelve other state-owned universities.

08/08/2013

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College Enrollment Falls As Economy Recovers

The enrollment boom for American colleges is over, with a 2% drop in enrollment in 2012-13 and more expected except for for-profit and community colleges.

08/05/2013

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Tuition Rising At Pa. State Universities

Officials announced Tuesday that it will cost $194 more per year to attend schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. That’s up 3 percent from last year.

07/09/2013

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Local Students React To Interest Rate Hike On College Loans

Millions of college students paying their way though school could see up to $4,600 tacked on to their debt if nothing changes.

07/01/2013

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College May Still Be Costly For Students On Aid

The article in The Chronicle of Higher Education shows costs for low income students at more than 40 colleges, important information in helping them get to and succeed in college.

05/27/2013

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Streamlining Remediation To Help Students Graduate

Research shows that those who start college with remedial courses are far more likely to drop out, so a change is in the works.

05/14/2013

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Early College Programs Work

According to Jobs for the Future, more than 75,000 high schoolers nationwide are participating in early college programs, most from underserved populations, taking courses along with their high school classes.

04/17/2013

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Do College Debt Burdens Deter Men From Graduating?

“Gender, Debt and Dropping Out,’’ an article in Gender & Society explores the effect of student loan debt on the probability of graduation for women and men and how dropping out of college affects short and long term earning potential.

04/03/2013

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Continuing Education

The New York Times recently devoted a special section to the many alternatives now available for continuing education, though most financial aid does not apply.

03/26/2013

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Colleges’ Latest Offers

With families struggling with college costs and concern about the potential payoff of a degree, student enrollment has dropped and a growing number of colleges are adjusting their marketing strategies to attract students.

03/25/2013

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College Credit Based On Competency, Not Seat Time

In 2001 Regents College, renamed Excelsior, began issuing associate degrees based on competency as a way for veterans, homemakers and others to get credit for prior learning. Now there are 20 public and private institutions developing or delivering such programs.

03/19/2013

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