Today's News for
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
Tom Harkin (D-IA), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), introduced a comprehensive Higher Education Act reauthorization bill on June 25. The Higher Education Affordability Act (HEAA) Discussion Draft Language 6.25.14.pdf, which includes several provisions for which NASFAA has been advocating, takes the form of a discussion draft and marks the HELP Committee’s first step toward reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. This article is the fifth in a series examining the HEAA.
Financial aid officers across seven Indiana University campuses
combined strategy, transparency, and technology to alert enrolled
borrowers annually of their total accumulated debt and estimated
post-graduate monthly payments. Just two years later,
administrators are already seeing the results.
In a period when obtaining a quality higher education is an
economic imperative for many, academic institutions should be
subject to performance standards to create a minimum quality
benchmark in the industry. It has been found certain colleges do a
far better job than others, which impacts students
considerably, according to a new report released by The
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
This letter announces the availability of Federal Student Aid's recording of a June 2014 webinar that provided detailed operational updates for software developers.
"Higher education cannot afford to sit on the sidelines as
states and secondary schools devise common standards that seek to
define who's ready for college, according to a report released on
Tuesday by the New America Foundation," The Chronicle of
Higher Education reports.
"Intensive advising programs can result in significant savings
for low-income students going to college, according to a new
research paper, but many high schools lack the sort of resources
the paper discusses," Inside Higher
"By 2015, the Obama administration will evaluate colleges on
average tuition cost, low-income student enrollment, graduation
rates and job earnings after
graduation," Marketplace reports.
"The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern
Illinois is recommending that prospective college students, current
students and their families carefully research student loan
programs and offers in order to avoid financial aid
scams," ABC 7 reports.
Blogs and Think Tanks
"The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
said on Monday that it would not reconsider its 2013 decision to
revoke City College of San Francisco's accreditation, after an
independent appeals panel ordered the commission to review the
college's compliance with accreditation standards," according
to The Chronicle of Higher
Education's blog The Ticker.
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