Today's News for
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
Picking up a persistent clamor from students and aid offices
alike, Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) has introduced legislation that
would end the practice of charging origination fees on student
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"The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will award a
total of $75 million to 24 colleges to support innovations in
higher education," Inside Higher Ed
"State computer experts found no evidence of criminal activity
when private student data was exposed on the website of a student
loan program, according to the Minnesota Office of Higher
Education," The Pioneer Press reports.
"Kelli Hammond had a difficult decision to make - go to the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a school she had
dreamed of attending her whole life, or go with the less expensive
option of the University of North Carolina
Wilmington," WRAL reports.
"Governor Cuomo announced on Monday that the U.S Department of
Education has awarded New York State with a $22.4 million education
grant," FOX 23 News reports.
Blogs and Think Tanks
"The Education Department is not doing enough to ensure that
student-loan debt collectors and guarantors are safeguarding
sensitive student-loan information," according to "Review of
Federal Student Aid's Oversight and Monitoring of Private
Collection Agency and Guaranty Agency Security Controls" by the
Department's inspector general, The Chronicle of Higher
Education's The Ticker blog reports.
"With a number of leading for-profits beset by legal and
financial woes, enrollment in online education leveling off, and
MOOCs off the front pages, one might reasonably conclude that the
threats to higher ed posed by what was hailed as 'disruptive
innovation' have abated. No so," Inside Higher
Ed's Higher Ed Beta reports.
"The Education Department is working on a project that will make
it the Consumer Reports of higher education: a system that rates
colleges based on quality," Vox reports.
"Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to
college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first
choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite
university worth the added sticker price?" Mindy Crary writes
in The Huffington Post's The Blog.
"More than 20 million Americans are heading to campuses
nationwide to commence the new academic year. They will be
participating in a model of higher education that is under
increasing strain," Zvi Galil, dean of computing at Georgia Tech,
writes in The Huffington Post's The
NASFAA CAREER CENTER
- Director of Student Financial Aid, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri
- Financial Aid Representative, Marinello Schools of Beauty, Burbank, California
- Financial Aid Representative, Marinello Schools of Beauty, Hamden, Connecticut
- Assistant Director of Financial Aid Systems, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island