Two reports out this week reflect the tough financial reality that many colleges are facing in this economy and its impact on students.
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September 16, 2011
September 12, 2011
News out from the U.S. Department of Education today on student-loan repayment reflects the hard times that young people are having with unemployment and the increasing trouble that those who attend for-profit colleges are having in paying back their debt. The official fiscal 2009 national student-...
August 27, 2011
A new survey of students taken one year after they graduated from high school shows that most highly value college, but wish they were better prepared for it. Looking back, students say they regret not taking more math, science, and writing-intensive coursework in high school. One Year Out, a surve...
August 24, 2011
To deal with college expenses in this uncertain economic climate, a new survey reveals families are turning to lower-cost schools and seeking more financial aid. Students are also increasingly living at home and going to college part time. As a result, the average family reported spending 9 percent ...
August 17, 2011
Just a reminder to join me for a free Education Week webinar today at 2 p.m. EST to discuss access to college for low-income students. The presenters will be Jennifer Engle from the Education Trust and Traci Kirtley of Admission Possible. For more information or to register, click here.
August 16, 2011
Getting into college is not rocket science. It is a lot of hard work, but it can be done. That's the mantra that authors Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde suggest to families in their book out today from Three Rivers Press, College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step. Maml...
August 11, 2011
Information on the college-search process shouldn't be available only to those who can afford it. That's the idea behind a new Q&A platform, CampusSplash.com, launched this week by the founders of AdmissionSplash. Here, prospective college students can pose questions about the search process for f...
July 24, 2011
Amid talks over a deal to boost the federal debt ceiling, funding of Pell Grants remains uncertain, and efforts to fend off cuts are intensifying. Advocates have dubbed July 25 "Save Pell Day."
July 13, 2011
Although experts tell students to exhaust all their federal-aid options before considering riskier private student loans for college, a new report shows that nearly one in seven undergraduates across all types of colleges and programs used a private student loan.
July 09, 2011
When it comes to setting tuition prices, just how do policymakers decide what to charge? A new guide gives some behind-the-scenes insight about how colleges can manage costs and improve productivity. With the cost of college rising faster than the rate of inflation and students taking on increasin...