Articles: Student Services

  • Emphasize the cost savings. By paying even a portion of their tuition through an installment plan now, rather than amassing larger post-college debt, families can save big.

The cost of a college education continues to rise, despite declining consumer ability to pay for it.

  • Campus Management, a provider of enterprise software products and services, has announced a strategic alliance with EC Group, a professional services company specializing in financial aid management, regulatory compliance and institutional effectiveness.
    The Westphalia Training Center, a new Prince George's Community  College extension site, establishes construction industry partnerships to provide training in several trade areas.

    Employers believe their employees must be committed to continuing education to remain on top of their industries and their jobs, according to research commissioned by Destiny Solutions in October 2011.

    In 2011, four community college system chancellors began discussing how community colleges help build a stronger, more competitive workforce and, therefore, a strong middle class.

    What’s missing in this picture? Staff at the Brigham Young University Bookstore wheel out the textbook shelves after the term is underway to make room for a clothing boutique. The store now offers a wider array of merchandise that any other time in its 106-year history.

    At the River Store in Ft. Pierce, Fla., it’s hard to miss the course textbooks stacked along multilevel, metal shelves, as well as the array of insignia T-shirts, sweatpants, hoodies, and caps bearing the Indian River State College logo and nickname, the Pioneers.

    We all want to be winners. That trait is truly universal. But as U.S. higher education increasingly recruits students across international lines, how do we overcome challenges of language, culture, and academic preparedness to ensure that, while some win, others do not lose?

    Textbooks are a big ticket purchase for college students, but that cost has declined slightly over the past five years.

    At the end of July, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released “For Profit Higher Education: The Failure to Safeguard the Federal Investment and Ensure Student Success.”

    Despite Federal District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras’ ruling that negates a primary metric of the U.S.

    07/2012
    Apps help new students build social bonds and keep up on campus news.

    Students and technology go hand in hand, especially when you hand out smartphones at orientation. Seton Hall University (N.J.) did just that with Nokia Lumia 900 smartphones during orientation in June.

    07/2012

    Now that we have all waved our classes of 2012 on their way with pomp and circumstance—and hopefully with sunny graduation days—it’s only natural to turn our attention to the classes of ’13, ’14, and ’15.

    05/2012
    Harvard President Drew Faust (left) and MIT President Susan Hockfield announce edX.

    At the beginning of the 21st century, MIT began a bold, pioneering experiment in bringing higher learning to the masses.

    05/2012

    A common objective for business schools across the country is development of leadership skills.

    04/2012

    As new high school graduates anxiously await acceptance letters from their favorite colleges, many will start to plan for this new chapter in their lives by seeking student loans and financial aid to pay for it.

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