High-School Students Take Dim View of College Scorecard, Report Says
"The College Scorecard, President Obama's proposed way to provide students with better data about their college options, leaves many of those students baffled and lacking desired information, according to a report released on Monday," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. "The scorecard, which was proposed by President Obama last February, is an online tool designed to make it easier for students to compare colleges one to one, by providing at-a-glance information about universities, including their costs, completion rates, and average student-loan debt. The report's recommendations drew praise from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. "It does an excellent job of solving problems of disclosures," said Justin Draeger, the association's president. "The fact that students couldn't even determine what the scorecard was or what they're supposed to do with it should give a lot of insight for how we're developing disclosures."
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