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Duncan urges more students to apply to more colleges

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Citing a statistic from the FAFSA, the Education Secretary has encouraged more students to apply to more colleges. But most already apply to more than one -- and there's no evidence it will affect college-going rates.

Education Department focuses on state role in cost increases in annual lists

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Education Department releases its second annual compilation of most expensive colleges by sticker and net price, but this year, officials focus on the role state budget cuts have played in recent increases.

Iowa proposes to end use of tuition revenue for financial aid

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Iowa proposal to eliminate use of tuition dollars for financial aid raises questions about who should shoulder the burden of financial aid and who decides how aid gets doled out.

ACE panel calls for sustaining but changing regional accreditation

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Higher ed group's panel calls for refining, not revamping, system of quality assurance, with emphasis on transparency and independence from the government.

Wesleyan shifts away from need-blind policy, citing financial and ethical concerns

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Wesleyan University is moving away from need-blind admissions, saying that keeping the policy would require too much money and impose too much debt on some students.

Asian-American group urges Supreme Court to bar race-conscious admissions

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Asian-American groups urge Supreme Court to bar race-conscious admissions, renewing debate over the impact of such policies.

Denver and Phoenix could be the last new hotspots for college recruiting. Then what?

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Phoenix and Denver are the latest (and possibly last) recruiting hotbeds for liberal arts colleges. Administrators now worry that they're running out of marketing moves.

At Pitzer College, most students don't submit test scores

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At Pitzer College, unlike most institutions that have gone SAT-optional, most applicants have stopped sending their test scores.

$10,000 degree push has led to innovation in pricing but not cost control

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Several Texas universities have set up programs to meet the governor’s $10,000-degree challenge, but experts question whether the programs are subsidized by fellow students who pay more and whether these programs can ever have a broad impact.

Four countries issue new standards for recruiting agents

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Australia, Britain, Ireland and New Zealand issue joint statement on recruiting international students, backing system that remains controversial in the U.S.

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