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Arthur F. Kirk

Student Loan Origination Fees: A Hidden Tax

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

There is a tremendous financial burden being unfairly heaped upon students. What was supposed to be a public service to provide greater accessibility to a college education for those who lacked other options now preys upon those it's supposed to help.

Are You Ready for Online Learning?

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 11.30.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Prospective online students often ask us is "How do I know if I'm ready for an online course?" For adult students who may be juggling full-time jobs, families or other obligations the answer almost always involves time commitment.

Think College Costs Too Much? Thank the Government.

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

I am not going to argue that a four-year college education isn't expensive. It is. I won't argue that its return on investment makes it worthwhile, although it surely does. I also cannot argue that increasing the number of administrators doesn't increase the cost of a higher education. It does.

Textbooks Costs Continue as Barrier to Higher Education

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 03.19.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

The cost of textbooks has been rising at an average annual rate of six percent. While students no doubt have been aware of the issue all along, cringing at the start of each semester as they tally the costs for course materials, legislators have finally caught on.

Attentive Leadership Begins at the Top

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

A 2010 study conducted by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) introduced a concept called "attentive leadership." The study focused on student success and found that one key is a visible, action-oriented commitment to timely graduation by people at all levels of an institution.