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08/28/14 - Utah: Lawmaker's Proposal Would Offer Free Tuition If Student Can't Finish Degree In 8 Semesters
"A proposal by a Utah lawmaker would offer tuition incentives for completing a bachelor's degree in four years and potentially cover the cost of tuition if a student is forced to enroll for more than eight semesters," the Deseret News reports.
08/28/14 - Anthem Bows Out
"After years of enrollment losses, Anthem Education, a for-profit chain of colleges and career institutes, filed for bankruptcy Monday," Inside Higher Ed reports.
08/28/14 - So Long, Farewell
As you read this blog post I will most likely be heading into the NASFAA office for my last day as the Dallas Martin Fund for Education (DME) Intern. This internship offered the opportunity for me to attend meetings on Capitol Hill, write articles that were featured in Today’s News, provide survey data for webinars, edit the 2014 NASFAA National Profile, create presentations to be used by the Policy team, and much more. My time with here with NASFAA has been an invaluable experience that I will cherish and look back to for many years to come.
08/28/14 - Nonprofit Helps Steer High School Students Past Obstacles To College Success
"At his high school in Tukwila, Washington, [Isaac] Silwal was introduced to Summer Search, a national nonprofit that partners with high schools in seven urban areas on the east and west coasts," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports.
08/28/14 - Your Call: What Do Students And Parents Need To Know Before They Take Out Student Loans?

On August 27, NASFAA's Director of Policy and Federal Relations Megan McClean was a featured guest on San Francisco's KALW Local Public Radio show, "Your Call." Tune in to the recording for McClean's interview and question-and-answer session.

 

08/28/14 - Iowa: College Aid Is Latest Flashpoint In Braley-Ernst Race

"Bruce Braley is using visits to college campuses this week to draw a contrast between himself and U.S. Senate campaign opponent Joni Ernst on higher education access and affordability," The Des Moines Register reports.

 

08/28/14 - Commentary: The Future Of College Is Not As Bleak As You Think

"Few magazine editors—myself included—can resist a dash of apocalypse in a cover line, which is why I don't fault writer Graeme Wood for the question on the front of this month’s Atlantic: 'Is College Doomed?' I'll answer that question anyway: no," Judith Shulevitz writes for the New Republic

 

08/28/14 - Stimulus Law Didn’t Protect State Financial Aid
"The federal stimulus law of 2009 had a maintenance-of-effort provision that required states to hold steady the amount they appropriated for public colleges, [according to 'The Role of State Policy in Promoting College Affordability']," The Chronicle of Higher Education's The Ticker blog reports.
08/28/14 - Andrea Velazquez, Illinois Institute of Technology
A financial aid administrator “anchored” undocumented student Andrea Velazquez throughout her entire college career at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Now, thanks to an exciting development, Andrea is intent on helping other students, too.
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.

 

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