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If Colleges Want Federal Funds, They'll Have to Prove Students Get Jobs

If Colleges Want Federal Funds, They'll Have to Prove Students Get Jobs | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
Post-secondary programs, especially for-profit ones, can now be cut off from government aid if their graduates aren't finding work.
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Federal-Loan Changes May Curb Graduate Study - Graduate Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Federal-Loan Changes May Curb Graduate Study - Graduate Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

As the nation's student-loan debt surpasses the $1-trillion mark, alarming students, parents, and politicians, few are thinking about the effects...

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Straight A’s: Public Education Policy and Progress: Volume 12, No. 13 | Alliance for Excellent Education

EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS: U.S. Department of Education Would Receive Slight Funding Increase Under Senate Committee Bill; Final Action Not Expected Until After November Elections

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The Completion Crisis: What Students Have to Say

The Completion Crisis: What Students Have to Say | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
Here's what students who completed and those who were unable to complete their degrees say would help them achieve success in college.
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$12.2 Million Awarded to 19 Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Expand Education Opportunities to Hispanic Students and Low-Income Individuals | U.S. Department of Education

Arizona Western College receives funds from US Dept of Ed.

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Ex-Offenders Prepare for Work, and Life, at Community Colleges - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ex-Offenders Prepare for Work, and Life, at Community Colleges - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
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3 Out of 4 Americans Call Higher Education a Right - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

3 Out of 4 Americans Call Higher Education a Right - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

Three out of four Americans believe that access to higher education is a right...

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U.S. appeals court issues mixed decision on for-profit challenge to rules | Inside Higher Ed

U.S. appeals court issues mixed decision on for-profit challenge to rules | Inside Higher Ed | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

The primary for-profit-college trade group notched a minor court victory Tuesday in its legal challenge to aspects of the U.S. Education Department’s recently strengthened “program integrity” rules. However, the bulk of those rules will stand.

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Mesa school attracts outside students despite average grade - News from The Arizona Republic

Mesa school attracts outside students despite average grade - News from The Arizona Republic...
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States uphold financial aid despite continuing budget cuts | Inside Higher Ed

States uphold financial aid despite continuing budget cuts | Inside Higher Ed | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
The multiyear saga of dwindling state budgets has shown no sign of changing course, yet states still awarded about 2.5 percent more financial aid to students in 2010-11 than they did the previous year...

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Celebrating Success: 40 Years of Pell Grants | ED.gov Blog

Chances are you know someone who wouldn’t have gone to college without the help of a Pell Grant. Since 1972, more than 60 million Americans have received financial assistance to earn their degree. 

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Student loans 101: What's at stake in feud over college loan subsidy?

Student loans 101: What's at stake in feud over college loan subsidy? | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
Interest rates are set to double on certain federal student loans, if Congress and President Obama don't agree on a fix by July 1. Who would be affected? How did we get here in the first place? Here are answers to five key questions.
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Girls in science: Gender gaps still persist in STEM subjects

Girls in science: Gender gaps still persist in STEM subjects | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
Girls in science and other STEM subjects — technology, engineering, and mathematics — are underrepresented compared to boys despite the progress made in the 40 years since Title IX was signed into law.
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Walmart grants will help colleges ‘achieve the dream’

Walmart grants will help colleges ‘achieve the dream’ | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

Fifteen community colleges have been awarded $100,000 grants from the Walmart Foundation to support faculty and staff engagement strategies aimed at improving student completion rates, Achieving the Dream (ATD) announced this week.

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Arne Duncan to For-Profits: If Grads Don’t Get Gainful Employment, You Lose Federal Aid - Campus Progress

Arne Duncan to For-Profits: If Grads Don’t Get Gainful Employment, You Lose Federal Aid - Campus Progress | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
For-profits risk losing federal aid if they fail to follow new “gainful employment” rule.
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At birthday celebration, land-grant colleges get advice about their future | Inside Higher Ed

At birthday celebration, land-grant colleges get advice about their future | Inside Higher Ed | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON -- Public colleges must increase access by keeping costs of attendance down and harnessing technology to engage and educate students, a parade of big-name speakers said Tuesday at a conference celebrating the sesquicentennial of the national legislation that established public universities.

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Deal reached to extend student loan interest rate | Inside Higher Ed

Deal reached to extend student loan interest rate | Inside Higher Ed | College Access and Success | Scoop.it

With less than a week remaining until the interest rate on federally subsidized student loans is set to double, Senate leaders said Tuesday afternoon that they had agreed on a compromise to keep the rate at 3.4 percent for another year.

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Education Secretary Duncan Calls on Colleges to be More Transparent about Cost of College, Empower Families to Make Smart Investments | U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on colleges and universities across the country today to provide families with the information they need to make a smart investment in higher education.

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Board vote today puts U.Va. at center of debate about public university governance | Inside Higher Ed

Board vote today puts U.Va. at center of debate about public university governance | Inside Higher Ed | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
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10 questions regarding paying for college - Boston.com

10 questions regarding paying for college - Boston.com | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
Paying for college has come under tremendous pressure in the past few years. Costs are rising, and the employment possibilities for recent college graduates have not looked so bleak in decades.
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Report Predicts Huge Gap in Educated Workers

Report Predicts Huge Gap in Educated Workers | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
There will be a shortage of up to 40 million university graduates by 2020, a McKinsey report suggests.
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College dreams: Memphis site of major project to help young Hispanics reach higher

College dreams: Memphis site of major project to help young Hispanics reach higher | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
Augustin Lopez wanted to be an architect, but for now he's a landscaper.
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Senators Close to Student-Loan Deal

Senators Close to Student-Loan Deal | College Access and Success | Scoop.it
Michele McNeil covered education and state government in Indiana for a decade before joining Education Week as a state policy reporter in June 2006.
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Treasury Report Makes Economic Case for Higher Education - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Full report available for download.

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