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Low-Income High-Achievers Don’t Apply to Selective Colleges | Education News

Low-Income High-Achievers Don’t Apply to Selective Colleges | Education News | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
According to a recent study published by Stanford’s Caroline Hoxby and Christopher Avery of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, low-income high-achieving students often hamstring themselves in their higher …...
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The High Cost of Higher Education Explained in One Simple Graphic - DailyFinance

The High Cost of Higher Education Explained in One Simple Graphic - DailyFinance | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
College costs in America have gone through the roof, rising far faster than the costs of housing or health care: Here, in one infographic, is the tuition explosion explained.
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Use 3 Tips to Allocate College Savings for Graduate School

Use 3 Tips to Allocate College Savings for Graduate School | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
Parents can use savings in 529 plans to pay for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
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ASU among best in U.S. News & World Report’s graduate schools rankings

ASU among best in U.S. News & World Report’s graduate schools rankings | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
Arizona State University ranks among the best schools in the nation for graduate programs, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2014 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools&rd
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National Awards for Education Reporting 2012

National Awards for Education Reporting 2012 | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 National Awards for Education Reporting, recognizing dogged journalism, accomp…

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Average Doesn't Tell the Whole Story of College Costs - Bottom Line - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Average Doesn't Tell the Whole Story of College Costs - Bottom Line - The Chronicle of Higher Education | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

A lot of numbers get tossed around in the debate over college costs and affordability. But those figures can be misleading or give an incomplete picture of what is really going on.

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The Arcane Rules That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College

The Arcane Rules That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.
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Meeting Registration

Meeting Registration | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
College tuition is skyrocketing, forcing far too many students to take on frightening debt loads. To make matters worse, our financial-aid system is difficult to navigate and burdensome for those who rely on it most. It doesn’t have to be this way.
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New State-by-State Completion Data | Inside Higher Ed

New State-by-State Completion Data | Inside Higher Ed | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center today released a state-by-state rundown of graduation data, which is based on a broad sample representing about 97 percent of students who attend public and private nonprofit institutions. The report is a companion to a national completion data study the group released last fall.

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One in Four Students Would Delay or Drop Out of School if Federal Financial Aid Were Cut - Higher Education

One in Four Students Would Delay or Drop Out of School if Federal Financial Aid Were Cut - Higher Education | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

As yet another budget deadline looms in Congress, the impact of a sequester and automatic budget cuts on individual students has gone largely undiscussed.

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How sequestration could affect your campus

How sequestration could affect your campus | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

You all have heard about the looming across-the-board cuts known as sequestration that are likely to impact virtually all federal programs, including those of interest to community colleges. Below is a brief picture of how these cuts might influence your campus.

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Pathways to higher education - MarshallIndependent.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Info. - Marshall Independent

Much has been said recently at both the national and state level about the need to create pathways between secondary and post-secondary educatio.
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The Only Thing That Can Prevent More Expensive Student Loans? Congress

The Only Thing That Can Prevent More Expensive Student Loans? Congress | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
Federal student loans will get more expensive for students going to college in the fall unless Congress acts by June 30.
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Sequestration and Education: 12 Frequently Asked Questions

Sequestration and Education: 12 Frequently Asked Questions | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

Now that sequestration, that looming, scary, Inside-the-Beltway possibility, is finally upon us, what does that mean for states and school districts? Here's a rundown...

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Only Half of First-Time College Students Graduate in 6 Years

Only Half of First-Time College Students Graduate in 6 Years | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center looks at six-year graduation rates for first-time college students who enrolled in fall 2006.
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College Board announces plans to redesign the SAT | Inside Higher Ed

College Board announces plans to redesign the SAT | Inside Higher Ed | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

The College Board is planning to redesign the SAT, although the process is not expected to be speedy and the precise nature of the changes has not been determined.

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Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holders

Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holders | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
A growing number of community-college grads are getting better jobs, and earning more at the start of their careers than people with bachelor's degrees.
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Some States on Pace to Hit 90 Percent High School Grad. Rate by 2020

Some States on Pace to Hit 90 Percent High School Grad. Rate by  2020 | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
A 90 percent high school graduation rate by 2020 was a lofty goal set by the Grad Nation campaign in 2010. But the latest report from the coalition of education organizations shows that, with a 78.2 percent four-year graduation rate in 2010, the pace of improvement is picking up—putting some U.S. states on track to meet that goal if the progress continues.
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High school graduation rate up sharply, but red flags abound

High school graduation rate up sharply, but red flags abound | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - For the first time in decades, the United States is making steady gains in the number of high school students earning diplomas, putting it on pace to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020,...
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How America Saves for College 2013: A national study by Sallie Mae and Ipsos

How America Saves for College 2013: A national study by Sallie Mae and Ipsos | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

Sallie Mae's "How America Saves for College 2013" (PDF) study finds that half of American families with children under age 18 save for college, a decline from two years ago. 

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Community college could be quickest way into job market, experts say | ksl.com

Community college could be quickest way into job market, experts say | ksl.com | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
In today's job market, it helps to have more than a high school diploma. Now politicians and business leaders are asking high school students to consider attending community college.
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