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SCOTUS’ DACA Ruling Piles New Burdens On Undocumented Students

Young Invincibles | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Young Invincibles

By Raamish Saeed Last week's Supreme Court split decision on the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals leaves already overburdened undocumented studen...

What is the Proper Role of Higher Education in the States?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.23.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Last week, Thomas Farragher provided some thoughtful commentary on the perils of underfunding public higher education in Massachusetts. It's an import...

3 Things to Do the Day You Choose Your College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 04.28.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

With May 1--College Decision Day--upon us, here's advice that's not to be missed

College 'Sticker Shock' Making Certifications and Associate Degrees More Attractive

Vince Bertram | Posted 04.06.2016 | College
Vince Bertram

Community college may be the best choice for some, especially if a student is still deciding on a college major. For others, a bachelor's degree may be the best option. Regardless, the student will enter post-secondary education with informed decisions and a clear understanding of their future earning potential.

How Data Can Help Shape Higher Education Policy

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.28.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Much of the discussion about how to fix the broken higher education business model sounds a little like conversation about how best to squeeze blood o...

The Coming Battle Over College Endowments

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.14.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Jan Murphy, the Capitol Bureau Chief for Pennlive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, wrote a thoughtful piece late last month on how colleges with billion dollar endowments were now "sitting in congressional crosshairs."

Free Tuition Is Not a Cure-All

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2016 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Free K-12 education has never solved all of our children's woes in America, and it won't solve the woes of college students. Life is complex. Humans are complex. Solving the complexities of what might hinder a student from being able to learn and thrive in a college setting is complex.

Rapper Paid 'Sallie Mae Back' And Made A Viral Song To Celebrate

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Black Voices

The ever persistent devil Sallie Mae is probably the bane of countless college graduates existence. So when New Orleans rapper Dee-1 was finally able ...

Higher Ed Funding Cuts, State by State

Michael Mitchell | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Michael Mitchell

With state legislative sessions beginning across the country, it's a good time to remind lawmakers that funding for public two- and four-year colleges remains well below pre-recession levels in almost every state.

Will The Next Generation Be Broke, Busted & Disgusted? (...and how to ensure your kids won't be.)

Adam Carroll | Posted 01.25.2016 | Education
Adam Carroll

Imagine you're 18 years old and expected to buy a home. You are told to go pick something out that you like, something that "feels" right, and then bu...

The Transfer Problem: The Case for Private Colleges

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.18.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In November, the Edvance Foundation released a report titled, "Strengthening the Transfer Pathway," that identified opportunities for private colleges and universities to accept a much more robust stream of transfer students.

The Maine Higher Education Experiment: What's the Real Lesson Here?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.04.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The University of Maine recently announced that it would start charging qualified students from Massachusetts the same tuition and fees that they would pay to attend the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus at Amherst.

Is a Photography Degree a Waste of Time?

Michael Carpenter | Posted 12.18.2015 | College
Michael Carpenter

After some in-depth research, I've put together a list of pros and cons for getting a photography degree versus teaching yourself, and the results might surprise you.

Moody's 2016 Higher Education Outlook: This Is What We're Celebrating?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Last week Moody's Investor Services issued its 2016 outlook for American colleges and universities. The takeaways were: stability and modest growth.

Starbucks Offers Free College Tuition To Military Spouses And Children

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business

Starbucks will offer free college tuition to the children and spouses of its employees who have served in the military, the company announced on Monda...

5 Reasons You Should Ask Your Boss About Tuition Reimbursement

Julie Stich | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Julie Stich

Educational assistance programs continue to gain steam as a popular employee benefit offering. With several large companies (McDonald's, Starbucks, an...

First Thoughts on a New Higher Education Agenda

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.19.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

For those of us who follow trend lines showing how higher education pays the bills, there is a prevailing sense of déjà vu as the years go by. The b...

Bank That Lost Dozens Of Employees On 9/11 Has Sent 54 Of Their Kids To College

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News

An investment bank is helping the families of its employees who were killed on Sept. 11 build a bright future. Sandler O’Neill & Partners, an invest...

A Practical Solution to College Costs

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.13.2015 | College
Peter Van Buren

A better educated workforce is needed to compete more effectively. A high school education is no longer sufficient in a post-industrial society. But can enough people afford that? Yes, but they need to work for it, in a different way than you think

Higher Education and the American Dream

John A. Roush | Posted 07.28.2016 | College
John A. Roush

It's a fair assessment to say that the business model of higher education in this country is broken. How we reached this point is complicated, and the biggest casualty of this sad state of affairs may be the American dream itself.

Why Paying For College Is A Problem Of Degree(s)

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.22.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

American higher education must figure out a way to encourage families to assume a responsible share of the burden of educating their children without forcing them through silos of debt accumulating on top of one another.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren: The Tuition Is Too Damn High

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took on the student debt crisis in a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post, calling for a fede...

The Leveling of the College Playing Field

Courtney Willett | Posted 06.11.2016 | College
Courtney Willett

Until college is no longer treated like a business in America, it will continue to create an unlevel playing field. Those who are genuinely enthused about learning deserve a chance at higher education.

The #1 Way to Lower the Cost of College

Clark Howard | Posted 06.05.2016 | Education
Clark Howard

Let's face it: The cost of college has become prohibitive for many Americans. Even the state schools have run up their tuition as they face state budget crunches. So how about going to a two-year community college? They can be a great way to start your education on the cheap.

Roque Planas

Judge Hands Arizona Dreamers Big Win With Tuition Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 05.06.2015 | Latino Voices

Undocumented immigrants living in Arizona while their deportations are deferred are lawfully residing in the state and therefore eligible to pay in-st...