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08/27/14 - California Community Colleges Set Completion Rate Goal
"The California community college system on Wednesday announced a goal to produce 227,247 more certificates, degrees and transfer students in its next 10 incoming freshman classes," Inside Higher Ed reports.
08/27/14 - California: Dreamers Shouldn't Get State Aid, Taxpayer Says
"The University of California is breaking federal law by allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition and apply for state-funded financial aid programs under California's Dream Act, a taxpayer claims in court," Courthouse News Service reports.
08/27/14 - Colleges Warm Up To Tuition Freezes To Keep Students In-State
"State legislatures across the country are supporting [tuition] freezes, though mostly one year at a time. This fall, university systems in 16 states are holding tuition flat for in-state students at most or all of their campuses," PBS NewsHour reports.
08/27/14 - The White House Plans To Rate Your College — Here’s What You Need To Know
"A year ago, the Obama administration released a plan to make college more affordable. One of the most controversial elements: develop a federal college rating system and then convince Congress to tie money for student aid directly to a school’s score," PBS NewsHour reports.
08/27/14 - Rubio Moves Further Right, Scolds Dream Act Kids
"Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent President Obama a written warning yesterday: use executive actions to address problems in our immigration system and it will 'close the door' to congressional Republicans tackling the issue 'for the foreseeable future,'" MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show reports.
08/27/14 - Pennsylvania: Scholarship Program Aims To Help Middle-Income Students
"Legislators and experts gathered at York College Tuesday to discuss the implementation of the Ready to Succeed Scholarship program administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency," The York Daily Record reports.
08/27/14 - Colorado: College Students, Counselors Would Welcome Shorter Financial Aid Form
"Sharing stories about parents who don't cooperate and costly mistakes, college students and counselors talked Tuesday with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet about his plans to simplify the way students apply for financial aid," The Denver Post reports.
08/27/14 - Letter: Free College Education In New Jersey

"New Jersey should become the first state in the nation to implement a free four-year college system," according to a Times of Trenton Letter to the Editor.

 

08/27/14 - Opinion: Metro State President: Put Students First In Funding Higher Ed
"Actions often speak louder than words, and the recent politically motivated actions of some higher education insiders are so overwhelmingly loud that I cannot even hear echoes of the Colorado General Assembly's words," Stephen Jordan, president of Metropolitan State University of Denver, writes for The Denver Post.
08/26/14 - Colorado: Funding Hurdle For Schools Tracking College Financial-Aid Forms

"The long-term future of a project that lets schools know which of their graduating seniors filled out an application for financial aid — and who might need help — has become uncertain," The Denver Post reports.

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