Today's News for
Friday, May 22, 2015
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NEWS FROM NASFAA
Years after the recession, its impact on state funding is still
affecting colleges and students, according to a new report from the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Together Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) announced the creation of four bipartisan, full committee staff working groups to discuss key issues for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Topics to be discussed include: accountability; accreditation; college affordability and financial aid; and campus sexual assault and safety. The working groups, which come on the heels of three HEA-related hearings, will be open to the public.
The NASFAA office will be closed on Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day federal holiday. The NASFAA website and other online services will still be available, but NASFAA's Today's News will not be sent and technical and membership support will not be available until the office reopens on Tuesday, May 26.
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"A group of six Democratic members of the U.S. House of
Representatives on Thursday introduced legislation that would
reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated college
students," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"The Class of 2015 is glad the unemployment rate is lower, but
young Americans still don't necessarily like their odds for
employment," Main Street reports.
"America must break its 'addiction' to bachelor's degrees and
become better acquainted with the financial benefits of one- and
two-year degrees and certificates, an education researcher argued
at a recent panel discussion about what level of higher education
it takes to break into the middle class," Diverse: Issues
in Higher Education reports.
"Rachael Collyer graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State
University this month, but the celebration has been subdued as she
contemplates how to repay $28,000 in student loans," The
Columbus Dispatch reports.
"A Lynchburg woman has pleaded guilty to several federal fraud
charges in a scheme to defraud a student loan program and insurance
companies," The Associated Press reports.
"Families in San Francisco have passed an important milestone
when it comes to saving for college, and officials hope it means
big things for the city's youngest
residents," CNNMoney reports.
"Cuyahoga County's high-profile program that established a $100
college savings account for every kindergartner is expected to be
dismantled at the end of the year," The Cleveland Plain
"As this year's crop of college graduates don their caps and
gowns and listen to inspiring commencement addresses before
embarking on uncertain futures, they'll also hear a lot about the
consequences of the large debts most of them amassed attaining a
degree," Nick Hillman, associate editor of the Journal of
Student Financial Aid, writes in an opinion piece
for The Conversation.
Blogs and Think Tanks
"The big for-profit colleges were back in court in Washington
again this morning, arguing to a federal judge that the Obama
Administration did not have the power to subject them to even the
most minimal standards of accountability for leaving their students
with overwhelming debt," attorney David Halperin writes
in The Huffington Post.
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