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Federal Student Grant Money Could Become Available Year-Round

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — The Obama administration wants to expand the federal Pell grant program to help more students graduate from college — by providing them with money to attend classes year-round and reward them for taking more credits. 412 more words

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Donna Edwards' College Tours and the Student Debt Conundrum

When you’ve had to pay off nearly $100,000 in student debt and it takes you nearly 20 years, there’s a better understanding of the need to address the student debt issue, and US Senate Candidate Donna Edwards has that understanding. 878 more words

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Wheaton College and the Establishment Clause

During this Christmas week, my Christian neighbors tend to look upon the goodness of their faith, the love and compassion that Christianity appears to extoll. But that sentiment, “love thy neighbor,” seems to stop short when it comes to our Muslim neighbors and acquaintances. 675 more words

Religion

Do You Believe You Can Fly?

By Patricia Melton

Belief. The American Council on Education struggled to explain their recent findings that — in spite of rising high school graduation rates and increased access to college grants, both federal and institutional — low-income students enrolling in college took a significant dive in just five years following the recession. 302 more words

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Blazing The Trail To A Degree

Earlier this month at the national PromiseNet conference in Kalamazoo, Mich., there was a lot of discussion of fundraising for Promise scholarship programs.

How do you set an appropriate fundraising goal? 535 more words

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Quarterly Student Aid Report: two-thirds of freshmen FAFSA applicants list only one college on their applications

A troubling two-thirds of freshmen students filling out an original Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) designate only a single school to send their financial aid application information, indicating that they were only applying for admission to one school. 808 more words

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Economic Outlook: For-Profit Failures Further Support Free Community College Plan

New Research:

On Thursday (9/10), two researchers — Adam Looney of the Treasury Department and Constantine Yannelis of Stanford University — released an analysis of a new database that offers much more detail. 1,133 more words

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