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03/02/15 - Louisiana: Higher Ed Would Be Cut $211M By Bobby Jindal's Proposed Budget
"Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration presented a budget recommendation on Friday that largely spares colleges and universities from what they feared would be catastrophic cuts in the coming year. But higher education leaders warn that there’s still a lot of work to be done before lawmakers finalize a state spending plan," The New Orleans Advocate reports.
03/02/15 - 3 Numbers On Americans’ Higher Education Perceptions

Dynamic speaker and Gallup Education Executive Director Brandon Busteed addressed NASFAA Leadership and Legislative Conference and Expo attendees Monday to share some insights on how Americans perceive higher education.


03/02/15 - Some Owners Of Private Colleges Turn A Tidy Profit By Going Nonprofit
"After a recent government crackdown on the multibillion-dollar career-training industry, stricter limits on student aid and devastating publicity about students hobbled by debt and useless credentials, some for-profit schools simply shut down. But a few others have moved to drop out of the for-profit business altogether, in favor of a more traditional approach to running a higher education institution," The New York Times reports.
03/02/15 - February 2015 Top 10 AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&As


Can a student receive the entire annual loan limit in a single term? Can the off campus housing allowance be used for all students? Take a look back at last month's most viewed AskRegs Q&As. If you have a question that's not on the list, you can find a credible and reliable answer on the AskRegs Knowledgebase site by browsing or searching the answers provided by our Training and Regulatory Assistance staff. You may also submit your own question using the Request Support feature. 

03/02/15 - Community Colleges’ Role as MSIs Expanding
"Although they often operate at the margins, nearly 22 percent of the nation’s community colleges are minority-serving institutions and are responsible for enrolling about 55 percent of college-going minorities, according to a new report released by the Center for Minority Servings Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports.
03/02/15 - Administrator Pay Up 2.4%
"The median base salary for senior leaders at colleges and universities has gone up 2.4 percent in 2014-15, the same as the year before," Inside Higher Ed reports.
03/02/15 - In New York, a Prison Record Is a Barrier to College
"Concerns about overpopulated prisons and high rates of recidivism have focused new attention on barriers that keep former inmates from re-entering society," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
03/02/15 - A Closer Look at Student Loan Deferment and Forbearance
"Now, for the first time the U.S. Department of Education released data that break down the type of deferment or forbearance borrowers are receiving, allowing us to better understand why approximately 6 million borrowers (some may be double-counted) are not making payments on their loans," New America's EdCentral reports.
03/02/15 - Leaders At Every Level Further Their Learning At NASFAA’s Leadership Conference
There was something for every interest at the NASFAA Leadership and Legislative Conference and Expo Monday, as attendees followed their track-specific programming before merging for the conference’s annual Legislative Symposium. This year’s Legislative Symposium gave attendees varied insight into Americans’ perceptions of higher education, President Obama’s two years’ free community college proposal, and the federal funding landscape.
03/01/15 - Navigating The FAFSA Is Worth The Effort For College Aid
"A mid-winter ritual is on millions of families’ calendars this month, and it wasn't about asking a large rodent named Phil for a weather forecast," The Deseret News reports.

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