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"In recent years, [The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)], a school that’s about 80 percent Hispanic, has received national attention for its work at retaining students and graduating far more than expected," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports.

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

"What does our health care system have in common with our system of higher education? A lot more than you might think," John C. Goodman writes for Forbes.

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

"For years,Washington Monthly has been rating and ranking the nation's colleges. But for its 2014 edition, the magazine has done something new," NPR reports.

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

"The U.S. Department of Education has a response to colleges and universities confused by how they are supposed to count students enrolled in distance education courses: Read the instructions," Inside Higher Ed reports.

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

"On paper, refinancing student debt — like refinancing a mortgage — is a logical way to save cash," The Boston Globe reports.

 

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

"Context is critically important in many aspects of life, and postsecondary education outcomes are certainly no exception. As policymakers increasingly look to measurements of institutional outcomes to allocate financial aid funds and influence behavior, many within the financial aid community have expressed valid concerns about the potential unintended consequences," Marcus Szymanoski, manager of training and communications for DeVry Education Group’s regulatory affairs division, writes in the latest article in NASFAA's Student Aid Perspectives series.

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

"A mother of five children in Bath, Me., admitted on the New York Times’s Motherlode blog earlier this year that she and her husband had no college savings," The New York Times reports.

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

"A bill that would allow New Jersey college students to pay the same tuition for nine straight semesters is one step closer to becoming law," NJ.com reports.

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

"With all the worries about rising college costs, lower- and moderate-income families should keep in mind that there are federal tax benefits that can help ease the financial burden of getting an education," The New York Times reports.

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

"Many of my fellow college presidents remain worried about the Obama Administration’s proposed (and still being developed) rating system for higher education. While Education Department officials have been responsive and thoughtful about our concerns, many among us fundamentally do not trust government to get this right," Paul J. LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, writes for Inside Higher Ed.

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 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.”