Archive for ‘ICYMI’

March 29, 2014

ICYMI — Weekly roundup March 29, 2014

by Grace

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THIS PAST WEEK ON COST OF COLLEGE:

Some “need-based” financial aid is based on academic merit

Are grades or test scores more important in predicting college success?

Colleges seek rich applicants to subsidize low-income students

The ‘high-stakes parenting arms race’

Don’t make the mistake of thinking a Direct PLUS Loan can be transferred from the parent to the child

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March 15, 2014

ICYMI — Weekly roundup March 15, 2014

by Grace

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THIS PAST WEEK ON COST OF COLLEGE:

What is the difference between the amount of homework teachers assign and the amount of homework students actually do?

Pell Grant funds should be spent more efficiently

Public colleges and universities have shifted their financial aid priorities away from need-based to merit-based awards

Many college graduates can’t get jobs, but they can get long-term internships

Should we ban cell phones at the dinner table?

March 8, 2014

ICYMI — Weekly roundup March 8, 2014

by Grace

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THIS PAST WEEK ON COST OF COLLEGE:

The biggest regret among college graduates is not getting more work experience

Journalism should focus more on fundamental communication proficiency instead of on ”new multimedia skills”

Federal student loan policies create perverse incentives

Major changes are in store for the SAT effective April 2016

A new book:  The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT

March 1, 2014

ICYMI — Weekly roundup March 1, 2014

by Grace

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THIS PAST WEEK ON COST OF COLLEGE:

Get a college degree for free, almost  

It’s important to understand exactly what the Expected Financial Contribution (EFC) is, and what it is not

The problem of growing student debt may be hampering an economic recovery

The education industry is eagerly embracing online instruction in yet another attempt to ”innovate” K-12 education

Joe Trippi, Democratic political strategist. has long been a proponent of school choice

February 22, 2014

ICYMI — Weekly roundup February 22, 2014

by Grace

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THIS PAST WEEK ON COST OF COLLEGE:

More high school students are taking AP exams, but the passing rate is lower

Cost of College seminar in New York on February 25, 2014

New York State may offer free tuition to top students who choose to major in STEM fields

Recent college graduates suffering worst unemployment rates in 50 years

The War on Poverty has been a ”success at strengthening the social safety net” but a “failure as an engine of self-improvement”

“Do You Read Fast Enough To Be Successful?”

February 15, 2014

ICYMI — Weekly roundup February 15, 2014

by Grace

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THIS PAST WEEK ON COST OF COLLEGE:

A quick way to find out if you qualify for college financial aid

What if expanding opportunity actually leads to increased inequality?

Some bad advice for college students

The cost of SAT and AP tests can easily amount to hundreds of dollars

Handwriting is better than typing for learning

February 8, 2014

ICYMI — Weekly roundup February 8, 2014

by Grace

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THIS PAST WEEK ON COST OF COLLEGE:

An inside look at the admissions process of a private selective university

The federal government lets divorced or absent fathers off the hook in paying for college expenses

You may be eligible for one of two college tax credits on your 2013 federal tax return

College financial aid 101

Is there a growing distinction between ‘meaningful’ and ‘worthless” college degrees?

February 1, 2014

ICYMI — Weekly roundup February 1, 2014

by Grace

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THIS PAST WEEK ON COST OF COLLEGE:

Is your income too high to qualify for college financial aid?

The FAFSA form has been getting easier to complete.

All the financial advice you’ll ever need summarized on an index card

Support for school choice unites liberals and conservatives.

Would an increase in marriage rates decrease income inequality?

January 18, 2014

ICYMI — Weekly roundup

by Grace

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THIS PAST WEEK ON COST OF COLLEGE:

When measured by graduation rates, higher education productivity has been in decline

Low paying jobs are growing the fastest — that’s depressing

In-state tuition for illegal aliens signed into law in New Jersey

Open SUNY is the new online system for New York state public universities

Teen are leaving and old folks are rushing in to Facebook

January 11, 2014

ICYMI — Weekly roundup

by Grace

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THIS PAST WEEK ON COST OF COLLEGE:

It’s time to fill out the FAFSA for high school seniors hoping for college financial aid

The federal government is fueling the higher education “arms race” that keeps pushing tuition costs higher

Gather up the documents and information needed to complete the FAFSA

No paper books at this public library in San Antonio

Small incremental steps are a way to overcome procrastination

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