The Chronicle of Higher Education | Admissions & Student Aid http://chronicle.com/topic/Admissions-Student-Aid/113/ Topics :: Admissions & Student Aid Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:37:21 EST <![CDATA[College Business Officers Worry About Costs and Enrollment, Survey Finds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141353/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Business-Officers/141353/ Officials at both public and private colleges are "very concerned" about enrolling enough students.

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Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Researchers Explore Factors Behind Mismatched College Choices]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141095/ http://chronicle.com/article/Researchers-Explore-Factors/141095/ Many students attend colleges above or below their ability level. Family income drives some decisions, the researchers say, but other factors play a role.

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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 04:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140631/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-Higher-Education-System/140631/ Elite colleges enroll mostly white students, while black and Hispanic students largely attend open-access institutions, says a Georgetown University center's report.

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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Report Seeks to Shift the Financial-Aid Conversation From Loans to Savings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140361/ http://chronicle.com/article/Report-Seeks-to-Shift-the/140361/ A federal program of children's savings accounts, the authors say, would increase college access for low-income families and improve educational outcomes.

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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Lists Show Nation's Most- and Least-Expensive Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140057/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Lists-Show-Nations-Most-/140057/ The Education Department has released its third round of college-affordability data, part of an effort to give students and families more information.

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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:58:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Coalition Steps Up to Advocate for Needy Students—and Their Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/138139/ http://chronicle.com/article/Coalition-Steps-Up-to-Advocate/138139/ Smaller private colleges with many Pell Grant-eligible students want more help for those students and better measures of what the institutions are achieving.

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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Students and States Near a 50-50 Split on the Cost of Public Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/137709/ http://chronicle.com/article/StudentsStates-Near-a/137709/ Net tuition revenue made up 47 percent of public colleges' educational costs in 2012, an increase of six percentage points in one year, a report says.

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Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Lumina Foundation Adopts New Tactics to Reach College-Completion Goal]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/136551/ http://chronicle.com/article/Lumina-Foundation-Adopts-New/136551/ In a new four-year plan, the group seeks to further its goal of increasing the proportion of Americans who hold a degree to 60 percent by 2025.

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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Parent Loan Trap]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134844/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Parent-Loan-Trap/134844/ The federal PLUS loan program has become indispensable for parents desperate to support their kids' college dreams. But the loans often hurt the families they're intended to help.

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Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Beyond Affirmative Action]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134762/ http://chronicle.com/article/Beyond-Affirmative-Action/134762/ What alternative strategies might promote real equality of educational opportunity?

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[More Loan Servicers, More Problems]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134564/ http://chronicle.com/article/More-Loan-Servicers-More/134564/ With 13 companies now handling federal direct loans and more to come, aid administrators predict that the resulting inconsistencies will overwhelm borrowers.

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Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Fire in the Belly' U.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134434/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fire-in-the-Belly-U/134434/ A new program brings city kids who really need college to a private rural campus that really needs kids.

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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Player in the College-Rankings Game Mines Alumni Opinions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134216/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Player-in-the/134216/ The listings are designed to provide information on who graduates rather than who enrolls.

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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Sharper Focus on What Students Pay, and Whether They Graduate]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/133928/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Sharper-Focus-on-What/133928/ National goals to increase the number of graduates bring attention to how colleges can better help students succeed.

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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Income-Based Repayment of Student Loans: If Only Borrowers Knew]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132703/ http://chronicle.com/article/Income-Based-Repayment-of/132703/ An income-based federal effort to help the borrowers who need it most has attracted little attention. The Obama administration is taking steps to widen the program's appeal.

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Mon, 02 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Saint Paul's College, in Virginia, Loses Accreditation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132607/ http://chronicle.com/article/Saint-Pauls-College-in/132607/ The historically black college had been on probation for two years, largely as a result of financial problems.

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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[State Financial Aid to Students Inches Up, and Public Colleges See Gains]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132561/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-Financial-Aid-to/132561/ Despite severe budget pressure, state financial aid to college studentsrose a modest 2.5 percent in 2010-11.

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. Student Aid Will End for Those Without High-School Diplomas]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132549/ http://chronicle.com/article/US-Student-Aid-Will-End-for/132549/ Such students, largely minorities, were eligible for federal aid for college if they could prove their ability to benefit from higher education. That benefit will end on July 1.

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Here's a Diploma, With Ball and Chain Attached]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132309/ http://chronicle.com/article/Heres-a-Diploma-With-Ball/132309/ Colleges that promote the "return on investment" of tuition should be financially culpable when the student loans they facilitate go bad.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA['I Never Thought I'd Get to Go to College']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131918/ http://chronicle.com/article/I-Never-Thought-Id-Get-to-Go/131918/ For a former Marine with a young family, the Post-9/11 GI Bill opens the door to fulfillment of a childhood dream.

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Sun, 20 May 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Does $1-Trillion Mean? Maybe Not Much]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131900/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Does-1-Trillion-Mean-/131900/ The amount of student-loan debt has alarmed many people, but the high figure may only reflect, among other things, that more students are going to college.

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Wed, 16 May 2012 19:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Asian-Americans, the New Jews on Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131729/ http://chronicle.com/article/Asian-Americans-the-New-Jews/131729/ For the dearth of Asian-American college presidents, we can blame the same shameful mistake made twice.

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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Antioch Rises From the Ashes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131453/ http://chronicle.com/article/Antioch-Rises-From-the-Ashes/131453/ With no tuition, no accreditation, and a mostly empty campus, the college is making a slow and careful start.

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Sun, 08 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvard by Lottery]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131322/ http://chronicle.com/article/Harvard-by-Lottery/131322/ Competition seems American. Luck doesn't. But it's time we call admissions to elite colleges what they are, and act accordingly.

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 01:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Does Tuition Go Up? Because Taxpayer Support Goes Down]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131372/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Does-Tuition-Go-Up-/131372/ It's that simple, writes a professor of management science and economics at the University of Iowa.

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In California, Private Colleges Benefit From Public System's Shrinking Capacity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131331/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-California-Private/131331/ Most are reluctant to acknowledge that they benefit from the public colleges' woes. But benefit they do.

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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:55:00 EDT