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Massachusetts and Puerto Rico Join SARA

Massachusetts and Puerto Rico have officially joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement -- a regulatory framework that aims to make it simpler for colleges and universities to offer online education across the U.S.

Massachusetts is the 49th state to join the agreement, meaning that California is now the only state not participating in SARA.

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Minnesota State's transfer pathways debut with little controversy

Getting 37 institutions to agree on new student transfer pathways isn’t easy, but the Minnesota State system seems to have accomplished it.

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Study looks at link between international enrollment increases and state appropriation declines

Analysis finds that a 10 percent reduction in state appropriations is associated with a 12-17 percent increase in international undergraduate enrollment at public research universities.

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States cry foul over U.S. plan to curtail access to FAFSA student data

States worry that a Department of Education plan to curtail their access to data from the federal student aid form will cause headaches for state aid awards.

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Idaho direct enrollment program automatically admits high school seniors to public colleges

A new statewide initiative automatically admits graduating seniors to college in Idaho.

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New program at New Jersey's Kean U. will limit the number of state residents

A new program at a public university in New Jersey will have a cap on the number of state residents as institution looks overseas for students.

Student advocacy group blames state disinvestment for tuition increases

Grading states' support for higher education, an advocacy group for students makes the case that legislators and governors are responsible for rising public college tuitions.

Complete College America report tracks state approaches to performance-based funding

Complete College America talks up peformance-based funding at its annual meeting, releasing a report that rates the 16 states that have tried it so far.

Washington State lawmakers propose surcharge on international student tuition

In Washington state, legislators propose a 20 percent surcharge on international student tuition. The universities worry that students will stop coming.

New Hampshire-approved university in Italy comes under scrutiny

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Reported dysfunction at a New Hampshire-approved college outside Turin raises questions about the role of states in overseeing institutions abroad.

 

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