Financial Aid

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Contrasting Obama and Romney campaigns’ student aid policies

Record numbers of students enrolling in college as well as an increasing reliance on student loans to finance the growing cost of college has vaulted student aid into the national spotlight this campaign season.

Both presidential campaigns are dedicating an unprecedented amount of time articulating their widely varying policies aimed at making college more affordable.

President Barack Obama’s administration has pushed for more student aid spending and more regulations to increase the return on the federal investment in higher education.

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Scholarship Brings Influx Of Saudi Students To Madison Area

The woman in the cream-colored hijab has an extreme fondness for "Modern Family." Her eyes light up when talking about the fried rice and dumplings at Hong Kong Wok. When her daughter turns 1 next month, she's thinking of a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese.

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Federal Student Aid 2012 Conference

Tuesday, Nov. 27 – Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
The Peabody Orlando
Orlando, FL

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Student Debt Burdens More than Just Students

During election season, we can expect to hear a lot about our national debt and the importance of reducing this burden for future generations. However, there’s another critical debt crisis that has significant potential to negatively impact our economy—the student debt crisis.

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U of Oregon Works to Lower Higher Ed Costs

The rising cost of higher ed is causing some to wonder if the dream of a college degree is still realistic. The University of Oregon recognizes this problem and is working to confront the issue of college affordability head-on.

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How to Stop Your Institution from Drowning in Financial Aid

During the last decade, institutionally funded financial aid has increased much faster than other institutional expenses and the higher education system as a whole. Many institutions now are saturated with financial aid costs which, on average, are more than one-third of total institutional expenses.

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St. John's College Assists Students In Financial Hardship

Caritas Society has given out $35,000 grants this year

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Michigan State gets $45 million from MasterCard scholarship program for financially disadvantaged youth

Michigan State University is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation in its $500 million education initiative, the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, to provide financially disadvantaged youth -- particularly those from Africa -- with access to high-quality education.

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University Of Central Oklahoma Launches $40 Million Fundraising Campaign

University of Central Oklahoma kicked off its Always Central campaign on Tuesday. Although the announcement marked the official opening of the public phase of the campaign, the drive already has netted $30.4 million in donations.

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