Financial Aid

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Two-year college students face more money stress

Nearly one in five community college students get so worried about finances they think about dropping out, according to the “Inceptia National Financial Aptitude Analysis” report. Only 7 percent of four-year students experience such intense stress.

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Pell Grant funding stability is key

Stable funding of federal Pell Grants, one of the nation’s main financial aid programs for low-income students, would increase affordability and accessibility, according to many groups with a stake in higher education. But despite its decades-long history of assisting financially needy students, the program also faces perennial threats to its funding.

Pell Grant funding stability is key

College affordability depends on it

Stable funding of federal Pell Grants, one of the nation’s main financial aid programs for low-income students, would increase affordability and accessibility, according to many groups with a stake in higher education. But despite its decades-long history of assisting financially needy students, the program also faces perennial threats to its funding.

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Affirmative action ruling contest: race vs. class

A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the focus on race as a barrier, upholding the right of colleges to make limited use of racial preferences to ensure a diverse student body. But in a ruling due this month, the court is widely expected to roll back that decision.

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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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