The deadline of Oct. 29 is fast approaching for colleges to meet a federal requirement to have cost calculators on their websites. While designed to be a helpful way for families to comparison shop for colleges, the quality of what's been put online is mixed and not always user-friendly. The Instit...
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October 13, 2011
October 10, 2011
Just what is the Occupy Wall Street thing all about? I found it hard to explain to my kids at the dinner table the other night. It's about people being angry at the system, I said. The financial system. Big corporations. Now, I can expand that to include frustration with and from higher education....
September 23, 2011
College admissions officers admit there is increasing pressure to recruit students with the ability to pay, according to a new, anonymous survey.
September 20, 2011
Colleges are busy complying with a new federal requirement for a "net-price calculator" so students can get a better sense of the true cost of attending a particular institution.
September 19, 2011
To meet President Obama's goal to have the country lead the world in having the most college graduates by 2020, administration officials say every type of higher education institution including Historically Black Colleges and Universities need to ramp up completion efforts. To help ach...
September 16, 2011
Two reports out this week reflect the tough financial reality that many colleges are facing in this economy and its impact on students.
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 30, 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.