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Guest post: Year-round Pell Grants are a lifeline

Here is a guest post from Vinton Thompson, president of the Metropolitan College of New York. The House majority has voted for large cuts in Pell Grant support for low-income college students. These cuts would be disastrous for many students...

By Daniel de Vise  | March 5, 2011; 6:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy  | Tags:  Obama Pell cuts, Pell funding, Pell Grants, student aid colleges  
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Cal State's Reed: Don't cut Pell grant program

California State University broke with years of tradition in the 2008 downturn by adopting competitive admissions. For the first time in a long time, California students in the top third of their classes with B averages weren't guaranteed admission. Since...

By Daniel de Vise  | March 2, 2011; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, For-profit colleges, Public policy, Publics  | Tags:  Cal State University, California higher education, Charles Reed CSU, higher education cuts, Pell grants  
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Fixing higher ed: Lumina's Jamie Merisotis

In a story that published Sunday in The Washington Post Magazine, I offer eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the story, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 24, 2011; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Finance, Online, Pedagogy, Public policy, Students, Technology  | Tags:  fixing higher education, higher education reform, wapo fixing higher education, washington post fixing higher ed  
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Harvard, Princeton return to early admission

Here's some big news in Ivy League admissions: Harvard and Princeton are going back to nonbinding early action, an early admission option that is sometimes deemed fairer to students than binding early decision. Most of the nation's top colleges have...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 24, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid  | Tags:  early action, early admission, early decision, Harvard admissions, Ivy League admissions, Princeton admissions  
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Guest post: We need 14 million more Hispanic degrees

Here is a guest post by Frank Alvarez, president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund: As Hispanic Americans watch the batches of data flow out from the U.S. Census Bureau we have both a sense of pride and anxiety....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 23, 2011; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Attainment, Public policy, Students  | Tags:  aid, American Graduation Initiative, attainment, college completion, Frank Alvarez, Hispanic Scholarship Fund  
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Fixing higher ed: Trinity's Patricia McGuire

In a story that published Sunday in The Washington Post Magazine, I offer eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the story, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find a bit farther down on...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 23, 2011; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Attainment, Finance, Pedagogy, Students  | Tags:  fixing higher ed washington post, fixing higher education, fixing higher education post magazine, Trinity Washington University Patricia McGuire  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Fixing higher ed: StraighterLine's Burck Smith, Daniel de Vise , February 22, 2011
Fixing higher ed: Freeman Hrabowski, UMBC, Daniel de Vise , February 21, 2011
Fixing higher ed: Steven Knapp, GWU, Daniel de Vise , February 19, 2011
A trend toward smaller tuition hikes?, Daniel de Vise , February 14, 2011
UNCF relocates from Fairfax to D.C., Daniel de Vise , February 8, 2011
Guest post: New ED rules get funds to needy students, Daniel de Vise , February 7, 2011
Higher ed reporters meet to learn, share, gripe, Daniel de Vise , February 5, 2011
Pell grant set at $5,550 for next academic year, Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2011
Report: Naval Academy favors minorities, athletes, Daniel de Vise , January 31, 2011
More seats at U-Va. could ease admission woes, Daniel de Vise , January 24, 2011
Immigrant tuition breaks prompt Md. suit, Daniel de Vise , January 19, 2011
Md., Va. grad rates exceed national average, Daniel de Vise , December 7, 2010
Montgomery College inaugurates a new leader, Daniel de Vise , October 30, 2010
10 colleges where you'd best apply early, Daniel de Vise , October 6, 2010
Will USC be next to join the Common Application?, Daniel de Vise , October 4, 2010
Independent colleges launch 2020 graduation push, Daniel de Vise , September 24, 2010
Program boosts community college transfers, Daniel de Vise , September 20, 2010
GAO report: How damaging to for-profits?, Daniel de Vise , August 5, 2010
Tangled up in FAFSA: Aid red tape run amok, Daniel de Vise , July 30, 2010
American University goes fully 'test-optional', Daniel de Vise , July 15, 2010
Financial aid rising faster than tuition, Daniel de Vise , June 29, 2010
Zimmer: How U-Chicago got hot, Daniel de Vise , June 28, 2010
Report finds more 'highly competitive' colleges , Daniel de Vise , June 22, 2010
U-Va.'s Casteen on community college transfers, Daniel de Vise , June 17, 2010
For-profits: two new rules that really matter, Daniel de Vise , June 16, 2010
NVCC enrollment passes 70,000, Daniel de Vise , June 4, 2010
'Value' in higher education, Daniel de Vise , June 1, 2010
A banner year for GWU admissions, Daniel de Vise , May 20, 2010
Coffee with College Board President Caperton, Daniel de Vise , May 12, 2010
For-profits, Frontline and College Inc., Daniel de Vise , May 7, 2010
GMU tuition rises 8 percent, Daniel de Vise , May 6, 2010
Friday news roundup, Daniel de Vise , April 30, 2010
A 24 percent tuition increase?, Daniel de Vise , April 29, 2010
Va. tuition up nearly 10 percent, Daniel de Vise , April 27, 2010
Study: Half of for-profit students borrow $30k, Daniel de Vise , April 26, 2010
Coffee with Montgomery College President Pinkney, Daniel de Vise , April 22, 2010
Tuition discounting at an all-time high, Daniel de Vise , April 9, 2010
Few schools backing off "no loan" pledges, Daniel de Vise , April 8, 2010
Duke, Butler succeed off the court, too, Daniel de Vise , April 8, 2010
Did 1 senior in 50 apply to Harvard?, Daniel de Vise , April 5, 2010
For-profits vs. community colleges, Daniel de Vise , March 31, 2010
Why no Male Studies?, Daniel de Vise , March 25, 2010
Coffee with Dartmouth President Kim, Daniel de Vise , March 25, 2010
Lawmaker proposes Maryland tuition cap, Daniel de Vise , March 23, 2010
Foes of student aid bill remain, Daniel de Vise , March 23, 2010
JHU tuition crosses $40K mark, Daniel de Vise , March 22, 2010
Student aid bill prompts hastily planned rallies, Daniel de Vise , March 19, 2010
Calculating the net price of college, Daniel de Vise , March 17, 2010
Montgomery College faces 'devastating' cuts, Daniel de Vise , March 16, 2010
NVCC veterans await benefits, Daniel de Vise , March 3, 2010
Coffee with Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed, Daniel de Vise , March 1, 2010
Obama moves to bolster HBCUs, Daniel de Vise , February 26, 2010
Public Agenda survey finds deep skepticism, Daniel de Vise , February 19, 2010
The net price of college, Daniel de Vise , February 10, 2010
U-Md. scholar studies college application hype, Daniel de Vise , February 2, 2010
FAFSA February, Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2010
Williams abandons no-loan rule, Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2010
College gender gap stabilizing, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2010
 
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