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03/26/15 - Increasing Postsecondary Attainment Through Smarter Student-Loan Repayment
"By the year 2020, nearly two-thirds of U.S. job openings will require postsecondary education, according to workplace projections by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce," according to the Center for American Progress.
03/26/15 - Many Teach Grants Turn Into Loans; Report Asks Department To Find Out Why
"A third of the more than 112,000 students who have received federal Teach Grants have had their grants changed to loans, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. NASFAA President Justin Draeger "said the finding of 'so many erroneous conversions and eligibility certification issues' was 'alarming.'"
03/26/15 - Senators Split On Pell Grant Amendments
"Senators on Thursday approved a measure that backs year-round Pell grants for college students," The Hill's Floor Action reports.
03/26/15 - The Student Loan Borrower Bill Of Rights: The Law Of The Land?
"Critics of the President Obama's Student Aid Bill of Rights, introduced earlier this month, have raised questions about its vague objectives on student loans," MainStreet reports.
03/26/15 - Opinion: Paying For College And Learning A Lesson For Life
"When it came time to apply for college in the fall of 1988, my parents and I didn’t know the first thing about the financial aid process. But my mother, a veteran personal shopper who has always had a knack for figuring out just who to call to solve consumer mysteries of all sorts, knew someone who knew someone," Ron Lieber writes in The New York Times.
03/26/15 - These States Will Take Your License For Not Paying Student Loans
"Legislators in two states are trying to repeal laws that let authorities revoke driver’s licenses or professional licenses when people fall severely behind on their student loan payments," Bloomberg reports.
03/26/15 - GOP Blocks Warren's Student Loan Plan
"Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked an effort by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to attach an amendment aimed at lowering student loan rates to the budget," The Hill's Floor Action reports.
03/26/15 - Higher Ed Must Shift Gears To Meet Student Needs
"In the business world, investors carefully weed through proposals to find opportunities they believe provide the most room for growth and offer the greatest benefit for their organizations," Dr. Robert L. Breuder, president of the College of DuPage, writes in The Huffington Post's The Blog.
03/26/15 - 3 Key Stats From ED’s New Tuition Prices Study

“What is the Price of College?” a new report from the Department of Education’s (ED) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is the latest proof that college sticker prices do not equal the bills most students will ultimately receive. Read on for a few important figures from the study. 


03/25/15 - Maine Plans To Offer Interest-free Loans To Draw More Science And Technology Students

"State officials are working on a plan to offer interest-free loans to students who study science or technology at a Maine college and go on to work in a related job in the state," the Portland Press Herald reports.

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