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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: U-Va. and U-Md. weigh in

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 27, 2011; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Athletics, Attainment, Development, Finance, Labor, Research, Technology  | Tags:  fixing higher education, higher education reform, UMD fixing higher ed, UVA fixing higher ed, washington post fixing higher education  
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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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Older Entries in This Category »

Fixing higher ed: Steven Knapp, GWU, Daniel de Vise , February 19, 2011
Fixing higher ed: College Board's Sandy Baum, Daniel de Vise , February 18, 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
Lottery winners donate $1.1 million to GWU, Daniel de Vise , January 21, 2011
Harvard nets 35,000 applications, Daniel de Vise , January 20, 2011
Kiplinger: D.C. region awash in collegiate values, Daniel de Vise , January 4, 2011
Divorced parents contribute less toward college, Daniel de Vise , December 10, 2010
25 ways to reduce the cost of college, Daniel de Vise , December 2, 2010
Five Thanksgiving thoughts for the college-bound, Craig Powell , November 25, 2010
Kiplinger cites 11 area schools for quality, value, Daniel de Vise , October 28, 2010
For-profit higher ed company opens national ad campaign, Daniel de Vise , September 22, 2010
New U-Md. president gives $100,000 to university, Daniel de Vise , September 14, 2010
Feds publish for-profit loan repayment rates, Daniel de Vise , August 16, 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
Financial aid rising faster than tuition, Daniel de Vise , June 29, 2010
For-profits: two new rules that really matter, Daniel de Vise , June 16, 2010
Md. fund gives tax dollars to private colleges, Daniel de Vise , June 8, 2010
'Value' in higher education, Daniel de Vise , June 1, 2010
A high yield at Harvard, Daniel de Vise , May 10, 2010
For-profits, Frontline and College Inc., Daniel de Vise , May 7, 2010
Study: Half of for-profit students borrow $30k, Daniel de Vise , April 26, 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
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
Feds sent students the wrong aid form, Daniel de Vise , March 26, 2010
Coffee with Dartmouth President Kim, Daniel de Vise , March 25, 2010
Foes of student aid bill remain, Daniel de Vise , March 23, 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
Coffee with U. of Oregon President Lariviere, Daniel de Vise , March 10, 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
Military halts education program for spouses, Daniel de Vise , March 1, 2010
Obama moves to bolster HBCUs, Daniel de Vise , February 26, 2010
Net price: A college president's view, Daniel de Vise , February 17, 2010
GW trustees approve tuition hike, Daniel de Vise , February 12, 2010
The net price of college, Daniel de Vise , February 10, 2010
FAFSA February, Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2010
Williams abandons no-loan rule, Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2010
Why are college applications up?, Daniel de Vise , January 22, 2010
 
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