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Admissions and aid policies play a larger role than tuition in driving debt, paper finds

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New paper finds that admissions and financial aid policies play a larger role than tuition prices do in driving student debt.

Tough questions from justices as Supreme Court considers affirmative action

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During oral arguments before Supreme Court, University of Texas faces skepticism from justices whose votes it needs to preserve consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

Century Foundation report advocates class-based affirmative action

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A report out today argues that class-based college admissions policies would be an effective replacement for race-based affirmative action, which is at stake in an upcoming Supreme Court case.

Grinnell, one of the country's wealthiest colleges, questions sustainability of financial aid

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Grinnell College, one of the wealthiest liberal arts colleges, says its current financial aid policy is unsustainable, raising questions for other need-blind institutions. 

Lynn University personalized the campus visit in a bid to attract more students

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Lynn University retooled the campus visit for prospective students, trying to personalize the experience, a switch administrators say is paying off in higher enrollment.

New research questions assumptions of defenders of affirmative action

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New studies question assumptions of those who defend the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

Pennsylvania court says juvenile authorities can report actions to colleges

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Court ruling raises question of whether judicial authorities should let colleges know about their applicants' (sealed) records of misconduct.

Long Island University overspending on financial aid reflects affordability concern

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Long Island U. is latest college to face budget problems after overspending on financial aid, a reflection of how the affordability crisis is squeezing institutions.

International students recruited by agents less prepared for college

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New research suggests that students recruited through agents are likely to be less well-prepared for college.

Sallie Mae survey highlights a changing marketplace for students

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Recently released Sallie Mae survey shows decreased willingness to pay for some forms of higher education, but the news might not be as bad for all institutions as it seems.

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