Articles: Student Services

Until a few years ago, a visitor to a college campus might have thought credit card vendors operated branch offices there, so pervasive was their marketing. For many students, getting their first credit card was a step toward adulthood.

Perhaps more than any other market segment, the higher education industry has led the charge in payments cards with its multiple, campuswide applications and rapid adoption of innovative technologies.

Unpredictable high winds and rip currents catalyze rogue waves, sinking ships like the Andrea Gail inspiring the book and film The Perfect Storm.

Feedback from private student loan borrowers reveals they hold a host of common misconceptions about their loans.

While community colleges are supposed to be two-year institutions, many students take longer than that to graduate. Some four-year institutions, meanwhile, allow ambitious students to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years.

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Simpler for graduating students, the new process is also a moneysaver.

Five years ago, Polk State College (Fla.) struggled to manually process 800 graduation applications each year. Students first completed a paper graduation application.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, with students and teachers behind him, gestures during a news conference after voting Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. The governor talked about his support for Proposition 30 that will increase funding for schools and public safety. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

While voters across the nation were glued to their screens last night counting electoral votes, the higher education community was holding its breath awaiting the answers on a number of important ballot initiatives, proving this year’s election was truly about more than blue and red for higher ed

With the cost of a college education very much in the public eye, schools are taking great care to articulate the financial aid options they offer.

Successful business incubation at universities is about much more than a capable technology transfer office (TTO) and strong commercialization policies.

In a step toward improving college access and affordability, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law two bills that will provide students with free access to digital textbooks.

In a step toward improving college access and affordability, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law two bills that will provide students with free access to digital textbooks.

The Stockton Campus  Center at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Prior to 2011, the sports and events facilities at the University of Mary Washington (Va.) were nothing to write home about.

With the 2012 election only weeks away, Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are furiously campaigning for that segment of undecided voters that could make or break their efforts.

The vast majority of independent, private sector, higher education institutions are more than 80 percent dependent on tuition and student fees—the exception of course being that small cadre of elite, well-endowed institutions that comprise a small portion (less than 10 percent) of private schools

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