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Testing out of classes can save money and time in getting your college degree

Is this how most college degrees will be earned in the future?

… Emina Dedic of HackCollege used standardized tests to save a ton of money and get two degrees a year earlier than she would’ve otherwise.

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Federal student loans continue to grow

Federal student loans have climbed sharply every year since 2007.

From November 2013 through November 2014, the aggregate balance in the federal direct student loan program–as reported by the Monthly Treasury Statement–rose from $687,149,000,000 to $806,561,000,000, a one-year jump of $119,412,000,000.

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How will the new federal college rating system affect higher education?

Beginning next year, colleges and universities will be judged on three broad criteria when it comes to meting out federal financial aid: access, affordability and student outcomes, according to a new “framework” released by the Education Department.

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A Marshall Plan for higher education?

In consideration of “the sky-high unemployment rate of recent graduates” and soaring student debt levels fueld by clueless students, Victor Davis Hanson proposes a Marshall Plan for higher education… 416 more words

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Informed consumers put pressure on rising college costs

For the first time in years, the rise in tuition at many colleges is expected to be below the rate of inflation.

Today’s college students are more aware and informed about rising costs and financial aid, and more sensitive to price.

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Many college students are clueless about their student loans.

The findings of a Brookings Institution study “suggest that a significant share of undergraduate students do not understand how much they are paying for college or how much debt they are taking on”. 128 more words

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The decline in college enrollment continues

College Enrollments Drop for 3rd Straight Year

Here’s a related trend.

Trend of sharp growth in high school graduates is ending.

The declining number of high school graduates coupled with a (possibly) recovering economy and soaring tuition point to falling college enrollment.

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