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Consumer bureau calls on financial institutions to disclose debit card agreements with colleges

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U.S. consumer bureau officials call on financial institutions to disclose the agreements they have with colleges to provide students with debit cards. The lack of transparency constitutes a "risky practice," agency's director says. 

Most presidents doubt Obama's plan to promote affordable higher education

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Gallup/Inside Higher Ed poll of college presidents find that most doubt many aspects of the president's plan to make college more affordable.

Obama administration asks colleges to set goals on lower-income student success

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Nelson Mandela's death puts on hold caucus for college leaders to talk about lower-income student success, for which they have been asked to set specific goals.

Higher education associations stake out positions on ratings system

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Higher ed associations start to take firmer stances against part of President Obama's proposal to rate colleges.

Michelle Obama speech signals new administration focus on boosting low-income college enrollment

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With Michelle Obama's speech on higher education -- and another meeting of university presidents at the White House -- the administration kicks off a new push to increase low-income students' access to college.

Higher ed lobbyists press for end to sequester as budget talks resume

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Higher education advocates are once again pressing lawmakers to end automatic budget cuts as Congress begins new negotiations over federal spending this week. 

 

 

White House officials discuss low-income recruitment with university presidents

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Administration officials summoned university presidents to discuss a possible effort to get more low-income, academically talented students to apply to the nation’s best institutions.  

Colleges slow tuition growth, but financial aid is not keeping pace, report shows

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Grant aid is not keeping pace with the cost of college, even as the rate of tuition growth slows, two new reports from the College Board show. 

For-profit colleges say U.S. discriminates against them in state authorization

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The U.S. Education Department is applying its state authorization regulation differently to nonprofit and for-profit colleges, in ways that some experts believe is unfair and possibly illegal.

California's governor signs two-tier tuition law

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A year after big protests over the idea, a new California law will allow several community colleges to charge more for overbooked courses.

 

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