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There's a huge market in online education for veterans

May 7, 2013
U.S. News & World Report has released its first-ever rankings of the 'Best Online Education Programs for Veterans'. A look at the market and the sometimes predatory companies taking advantage of vets.
Posted In: veterans, higher education, Education

Summer becomes the season for college prep

May 6, 2013
As getting into college becomes ever more competitive, more students are spending the summers creating fodder for college applications.
Posted In: higher education, summer, summer vacation

Is a 529 college savings account right for you?

May 1, 2013
Many parents are opting for 529 savings plans -- college savings accounts that aren’t subject to any tax as long as the money’s used for tuition. Are they right for you?
Posted In: college, higher education, 529 plans

States push to tie university funding to better performance

Apr 24, 2013
California Governor Jerry Brown is looking to join other states in basing funding increases at public universities on measures like higher graduation rates.
Posted In: higher education, california, Jerry Brown

Would you rather have a teacher or a computer grade your schoolwork?

Apr 15, 2013
EdX, a Harvard-MIT project, will offer essay grading software to colleges free of charge. You might imagine that teachers and professors would embrace the labor saving. But, not all do.
Posted In: Education, higher education, software

Does President Obama's budget help or hurt soon-to-double student loan interest rates?

Apr 10, 2013
In July, interest rates on some federal student loans are set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- and students are scrambling to stop the change.
Posted In: federal student loans, interest rates, federal budget, higher education

Public-private university salary gap widens: Report

Apr 8, 2013
Given the dismal outlook of State budgets across the country, public universities will have to find a way to compete for talent with fewer resources than their private counterparts.
Posted In: higher education, salary, Education

U.S. seeks to increase oversight of student loan servicers

Mar 15, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to institute rules for certain non-bank loan servicers. What’s the likely result of the rules for borrowers and the industry?
Posted In: CFPB, student loans, higher education

Is NYU's President acting too much like a corporate CEO?

Mar 12, 2013
This week, a faculty vote of confidence in NYU's President highlights the conflict over the increasingly corporate role of the university president.
Posted In: NYU, higher education, university

Want a job? Get an internship first

Mar 8, 2013
A survey commissioned by Marketplace and The Chronicle of Higher Education reveals that what really stands out for employers in the resumes of recent college graduates is internship experience. But are colleges doing a good job preparing grads for work?
Posted In: internships, employment, higher education

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