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"Do engineers matter more than the science teachers who fired their imaginations? Are accounting majors more valuable to our society than someone studying theology? Should a university receive less financial aid because their students choose humanitarian service instead of high paying jobs? How can these incomparables be measured – and should we try?" Reps. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) write in an opinion piece for The Hill.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

"For years, it was information shared only in whispers. An undocumented student, bright and educated, wanted to go to college, and a precious few universities were willing, very quietly, to help them pay for it," The New York Times reports.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

"It’s not easy for the average family to ensure that their child receives a quality education. And the federal government is not making it any easier," Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) writes in an opinion piece for The National Review.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

"Financing a college education — regardless of socioeconomic standing — is no easy task," USA Today reports.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

"The top Massachusetts lawmakers dealing with higher education are asking for a huge influx of state money into the state's higher education system," MassLive.com reports.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

"College students could save an average of $128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low-cost “open-source” electronic versions, a new report finds," The New York Times reports.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

"The government could write down some of the millennials' debt, or let them more easily wipe out debt in bankruptcy, and it could replace those obligations with its own, cheaper debt," Noah Smith writes in an opinion piece for NorthJersey.com.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

"A recent report from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) made recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on ways to improve federal student loan servicing," New America's Postsecondary National Policy Institute reports.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

"Recently, Dr. Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California (UC) system, in presenting the 37th Pullias Lecture at the Pullias Center for Higher Education at USC, argued passionately that the state's Governor, legislators and voters need to recognize 'the unique role research universities have played in making California a bastion of innovation and a world leader in its own right,'" Ricardo Azziz, president of Georgia Regents University, writes in The Huffington Post's The Blog.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

An early commitment program may increase the enrollment rates of Pell Grant recipients by approximately 4 percentage points, though it would cost an additional $1.5 billion per cohort to the federal government, according to a recent study in the Journal of Higher Education.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

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“The Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA) is an association of professionals committed to the principle that no one should be denied access to higher education for financial reasons.”