Monthly Archives: August 2013

Change Fafsa Now

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Despite the many problems with financial aid, the forthcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act is unlikely to fundamentally overhaul the system. Fortunately, a relatively small change in the application process could make a … Continue reading

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7 in 10 Undergraduates Get Financial Aid, New Data From a Major Federal Study Show

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: The percentage of undergraduates who use financial aid to help pay for college and the average annual aid amount both went up in the first few years after the economic downturn began, federal data … Continue reading

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Obama Plan to Tie Student Aid to College Ratings Draws Mixed Reviews

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: President Obama continues his three-campus “college cost” bus tour on Friday, promoting his plans to make college more affordable through a mix of carrots and sticks. The heart of the proposals is a controversial … Continue reading

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Usher’s New Look Foundation recruiting 10th-12th graders for Fall 2013 leadership program

The Friends of Douglass Greene Park, in partnership with Usher’s (the singer) New Look Foundation, is recruiting a few dozen Brooklyn high school students to participate in the NYC branch of this highly acclaimed youth leadership program. Currently recruiting students … Continue reading

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Study Finds Widespread Mismatching of Students and Colleges

From Inside Higher Education: A majority of undergraduates are either “undermatching” or “overmatching” when they enroll in college — and the students themselves may be responsible for the choices being made. Read the full article here.

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U.S. Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Colleges and universities have succeeded in attracting more underrepresented-minority students, but that increased access for black and Hispanic students has been accompanied by increasing campus polarization on the basis of race and ethnicity, says … Continue reading

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The Top 10 College Towns? Depends When You Ask

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Here’s a ranking of the 10 best American college towns, as chosen by Livability.com See the post and full list here.

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