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2014 FA 101 Registration
Registration for FA 101 is now open! You may register for a single day or the full workshop. The price is $50 per day or $150 for all four days. Workshops will be from 9-4, with breakfast and check-in beginning at 8:30.

All workshops will be at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 S Creyts Rd, Lansing Charter Township, MI 48917.

Follow the link to register.

| 10 September 2014 | 

...News Archives  

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09/22/14 - Op-ed: Colleges And Universities Need To Be Transparent
"In America today, the rate of return for college graduates has never been more disparate. This has led to skyrocketing student loan default rates and limited career opportunities for some graduates, and a general public distrust of the country’s higher education system," F. King Alexander, president and chancellor of LSU, writes for U.S. News & World Report.
09/22/14 - Draft 2015-16 Paper FAFSA Open for Comment
The Department of Education (ED) has posted a draft of the 2015-16 Paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other related documents (e.g., Paper Student Aid Report). The documents can be found under Forms and Instructions. Comments should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal by selecting Docket ID number ED-2014-ICCD-0126 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. In addition, please submit a copy of your comments to NASFAA so that we can represent the interests and concerns of our member institutions. Comments are due by October 27, 2014.
09/22/14 - New Hampshire Lawmakers Consider Freezing In-State Tuition

"While some New Hampshire lawmakers like the idea freezing in-state tuition at public colleges for another two years, they aren't ready to increase funding for the university system by 34 percent," WMUR9 reports.

 

09/22/14 - Tuition Tug Of War In Higher Ed
"Financial aid is in a state of flux, but an institution’s size and selectivity offer clues to what kind of student assistance gets prioritized," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports.
09/22/14 - Admissions Leaders Gather To Weigh ‘Prestige, Financial Aid, And Love’

"Throughout the [National Association for College Admission Counseling’s annual] conference trade-offs dominated discussions," according to The Chronicle of Higher Education's Head Count blog. 

 

09/22/14 - Mistakes Parents Make With Financial Aid
"Most families know the basics of college financial aid ... What many don't know—or at least, don't realize until it's too late—is that the timing of certain financial decisions made well before and even during college can significantly alter a student's eligibility for aid from both the federal government and the university itself," according to The Wall Street Journal.
09/22/14 - California: Jacking Up J-School Tuition
"A proposal to raise tuition at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism has some faculty members, alumni and students worried about destroying the school’s distinctive character," Inside Higher Ed reports.
09/22/14 - Student Loan Debt Curbs Housing Market By $83 Billion, Study Says
"There’s been lots of debate lately in housing circles about the impact of student debt on home ownership. Now there’s a new study out that attempts to put a number on that impact: 414,000," The Los Angeles Times reports.
09/22/14 - Jumping Off The Merit Aid Merry-Go-Round
"Besides the most elite schools, nearly all private nonprofit colleges provide merit aid or tuition discounts — often to the detriment of the low-income students they enroll," according to the News America Foundation's EdCentral.
09/22/14 - Bringing The States Back In
"The hot topic in higher ed policy circles right now is the idea of tying federal ratings of various colleges to their eligibility for higher or lower levels of financial aid for students," Inside Higher Ed's Confessions of a Community College Dean blog reports.

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