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July 22, 2014

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to Common Core

A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.

April 04, 2014

Making Sense of Financial-Aid Packages for College

Possible changes to the code of conduct for financial-aid professionals could bring additional clarity to award letters in the future.

April 02, 2014

High Schoolers Compete for Scholarship Dollars as College Costs Rise

Cost is a rising factor in college choice, prompting students to apply for scholarships from an array of sources as they prepare to make final decisions.

March 25, 2014

Federal Civil Rights Office Investigates Florida Scholarship Program

Allegations have resurfaced about the fairness of program, as most funding is given to students of white, affluent families, the Miami Herald reports.

March 24, 2014

Media Outlets Tap Into Admissions Season Angst

It's college admissions season, and media outlets have started delivering stories about the decision-making process, the latest marketing efforts by colleges, and financial aid.

January 08, 2014

New Resources Available as Season for Seeking Financial Aid Kicks Off

In January, the new FAFSA form became available for incoming college students and experts suggest starting early for the best chance of getting financial aid.

December 09, 2013

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Looks to Experiment with New Financial-Aid Models

Colleges are being invited to test out new ways of awarding federal aid, including giving Pell Grants to high school students and offering grants for competency-based progress, under a new initiative.

October 23, 2013

Price Increases at Public Universities Slow Down

Cost of tuition and fees for college students increases just 2.9 percent, still stagnating grant aid means the net price continues to increase at greater rates, according to new College Board findings.

October 08, 2013

Pilot to Disburse Financial Aid Like a Paycheck Shows Promise

Giving low-income students their college financial aid in increments can encourage academic engagement and smart financial management, an MCRD brief shows.

October 02, 2013

Shutdown Suspends College Search Sites, but Campuses Affected Little

Higher education appears to be escaping direct hardships caused by the federal government's shutdown, but college search sites are suspended.

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