"A proposal by a Utah lawmaker would offer tuition incentives for completing a bachelor's degree in four years and potentially cover the cost of tuition if a student is forced to enroll for more than eight semesters," the Deseret News reports.
"After years of enrollment losses, Anthem Education, a for-profit chain of colleges and career institutes, filed for bankruptcy Monday," Inside Higher Ed reports.
As you read this blog post I will most likely be heading into the NASFAA office for my last day as the Dallas Martin Fund for Education (DME) Intern. This internship offered the opportunity for me to attend meetings on Capitol Hill, write articles that were featured in Today’s News, provide survey data for webinars, edit the 2014 NASFAA National Profile, create presentations to be used by the Policy team, and much more. My time with here with NASFAA has been an invaluable experience that I will cherish and look back to for many years to come.
"At his high school in Tukwila, Washington, [Isaac] Silwal was introduced to Summer Search, a national nonprofit that partners with high schools in seven urban areas on the east and west coasts," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports.
On August 27, NASFAA's Director of Policy and Federal Relations Megan McClean was a featured guest on San Francisco's KALW Local Public Radio show, "Your Call." Tune in to the recording for McClean's interview and question-and-answer session.
"Bruce Braley is using visits to college campuses this week to draw a contrast between himself and U.S. Senate campaign opponent Joni Ernst on higher education access and affordability," The Des Moines Register reports.
"Few magazine editors—myself included—can resist a dash of apocalypse in a cover line, which is why I don't fault writer Graeme Wood for the question on the front of this month’s Atlantic: 'Is College Doomed?' I'll answer that question anyway: no," Judith Shulevitz writes for the New Republic.
"The federal stimulus law of 2009 had a maintenance-of-effort provision that required states to hold steady the amount they appropriated for public colleges, [according to 'The Role of State Policy in Promoting College Affordability']," The Chronicle of Higher Education's The Ticker blog reports.
A financial aid administrator “anchored” undocumented student Andrea Velazquez throughout her entire college career at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Now, thanks to an exciting development, Andrea is intent on helping other students, too.
"New Jersey should become the first state in the nation to implement a free four-year college system," according to a Times of Trenton Letter to the Editor.
"Legislators and experts gathered at York College Tuesday to discuss the implementation of the Ready to Succeed Scholarship program administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency," The York Daily Record reports.
"A year ago, the Obama administration released a plan to make college more affordable. One of the most controversial elements: develop a federal college rating system and then convince Congress to tie money for student aid directly to a school’s score," PBS NewsHour reports.
"Sharing stories about parents who don't cooperate and costly mistakes, college students and counselors talked Tuesday with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet about his plans to simplify the way students apply for financial aid," The Denver Post reports.
"State legislatures across the country are supporting [tuition] freezes, though mostly one year at a time. This fall, university systems in 16 states are holding tuition flat for in-state students at most or all of their campuses," PBS NewsHour reports.
"Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent President Obama a written warning yesterday: use executive actions to address problems in our immigration system and it will 'close the door' to congressional Republicans tackling the issue 'for the foreseeable future,'" MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show reports.