Financial Aid

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Christian college demands expelled lesbian pay back financial aid

It’s no secret that many Christian-affiliated colleges enforce very strict behavioral expectations for their students, but Danielle Powell is realizing just how vindictive a college can be when those expectations are not met.

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Yes, Congress can go big on college affordability

For those seeking action on the crisis in college affordability, last week’s stalemate in the Senate on student loan interest rates was disappointing. Absent a compromise, subsidized student loan interest rates will double on July 1.

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MazikGlobal announces MazikEd, a complete solution for higher ed

Microsoft Gold Partner MazikGlobal unveils a comprehensive higher ed solution that accomplishes recruitment, administration, financial aid, course management and more, all integrated with the Microsoft Dynamics Platform.

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Young, black and buried in debt: How for-profit colleges prey on African-American ambition

There are a few dictums that have enjoyed pride of place in black American families alongside “Honor your parents” and “Do unto others” since at least Emancipation. One of them is this: The road to freedom passes through the schoolhouse doors.

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Instagrad tackles student loan debt with crowdfunding platform for college

Startup has built a crowdfunding platform to help parents pay for their kids’ college education. Parents create campaigns on Instagrad where friends and family can invest in a child’s established 529 savings plan.

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Let's collaborate to promote college affordability

College students recently testified before the Oregon legislature, and the pain of increasing tuition was clear on their faces. They were stressed from overworking, over-borrowing, and the constant worry that the next bill may be the tipping point.

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College is becoming more difficult for the middle class to afford

Economic trends are beginning to undermine access to higher education—America’s golden ticket to the middle class. The cost of college has vastly outpaced the growth of the economy; in 2012, the total debt from student loans exceeded both credit card debt and auto loans.

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Student loan provider Sallie Mae splits into two companies

Sallie Mae, formally named SLM Corp., said last week that the two separate companies – an education loan management business and a consumer banking business – would help unlock value and boost its long-term growth potential.

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Without aid, University of Wisconsin schools hard to afford

Tuition at four-year UW campuses has risen above the rate of inflation since 1987, even as state support has lagged inflation since 1980, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. That leaves many students with a difficult choice — work endless hours or graduate deep in debt.

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Drowning in debt

The House of Representatives voted last week to head off a doubling of student loan interest rates on July 1, but allow those rates to vary with the markets moving forward.

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