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Take a Deep Breath and Beware of the Annual U.S. News College Rankings

Sep 17 2013  -  Now that the college rankings season has resumed, it's a good idea to take a deep breath and consider the timely advice offered by Dr. John Tierney in The Atlan...

Converse College Slashes Tuition

Sep 11 2013  -  Converse College, a small independent women's liberal arts college in Spartanburg, South Carolina, announced that it is cutting its tuition by 43% for the 2014&...

Obama Proposes to Shake-up Higher Education

Aug 23 2013  -  Citing "higher education as the single most important investment students can make in their own futures," the Obama administration offered a plan to make colleg...

On vs. Off-Campus Housing

Aug 14 2013  -  With the fall semester of college starting up in a few weeks, college students are working towards finalizing their housing situation for the upcoming year. Unf...

Student Loan Servicer Transfer

Aug 7 2013  -  Last week, the United States Department of Education released a newsletter informing students and their schools that federal student loans handled by four nonpr...

Measure Twice: The Impact on Graduation Rates of Serving Pell Grant Recipients

Aug 5 2013  -  The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, an independent committee providing expertise on student aid to Congress and the Secretary of Education,...

The Usual Mistrust or a Preview of More Bipartisanship?

Aug 2 2013  -  With bipartisan support, on July 31, 2013, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act (also known as the Bipartisan S...

Doubling Interest Rates: The Devil is in the Details

Jul 25 2013  -  This is still an interest rate increase masquerading as a decrease. Interest rates are at historically low levels and have nowhere to go but up. We can expect...

5 Ways to Cover College Costs

Jul 24 2013  -  Whether you’re a soon-to-be freshman or second semester senior, it is never easy to figure out how to cover the costs of college. With tuition and hidden...

How America Pays for College — 2013 Report

Jul 23 2013  -  Sallie Mae has issued its sixth annual report, How America Pays for College. Financial aid expert, David Levy, breaks down the key findings.