Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:07pm
The family of education advocate Margaret Robinson has created the Margaret Robinson Higher Education Fund, an endowment that will make it more affordable for high school students to take college-credit courses.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:03pm
Next month, as many as a dozen legislatures could consider a new proposal to tackle the growing student-debt crisis. The plan, dubbed "Pay-it-Forward" by its creator, would allow students to enter college without having to pay tuition upfront: In exchange, they would agree to pay a small and set percentage of their income after college into a public fund allowing the next generation to do the same.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:56pm
Although Congress congratulated itself for reaching a compromise on student loan interest rates before adjourning for its recess earlier this month, some Connecticut college students and educators said that lawmakers still have more to do when they return in the fall.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:50pm
UT Dallas has appointed Randy Rikel as associate vice president and controller, overseeing the financial operations of the university, including general accounting, payroll, student financial services, and financial reporting.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 8:44am
This Commonfund Institute white paper shows how the outsourced CIO (OCIO) model is growing and offering diverse opportunities, including helping nonprofit institutional investors tap into strategies only previously available to the largest endowments with large, dedicated management teams.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 9:16am
Students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities are looking at a likely 3 percent increase in tuition for the coming school year to help close a $77 million shortfall in operating budgets.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:55pm
Boston University’s Board of Trustees have appointed Ahmass L. Fakahany, David R. Jones, Ruth A. Moorman, and Kenneth P. Morrison as overseers. Current overseer Ryan Roth Gallo was elected overseer chair, making her an ex-officio trustee. The four alumni new to the post bring decades of expertise in business, finance, education, and law.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:48pm
Claire Wurmfeld, who most recently served as associate vice president of financial planning at the Florida Institute of Technology and has two decades of experience, started as CFO of Southern Vermont College on July 8.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:44pm
Richard Mills, executive dean for administration at Harvard Medical School, was named Dartmouth’s new executive vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds vice president for finance Mike Wagner, who served as interim chief financial officer after Steve Kadish moved to Northeastern University last year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:38pm
The number of students applying for federal financial assistance jumped 62 percent over five years, while the total amount of federal financial aid awarded to students under Title IV of the Higher Education Act also increased dramatically. Information about these vital programs can be found in NASFAA's recently updated National Student Aid Profile.