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How much does that college really cost? Colleges are now required to have online calculators to help answer that question, but they pose some challenges.
In this new report, NERA and YI followed up with an even larger survey to dig deeper into the role of information in the financial aid process. NERA and YI again targeted high-debt borrowers, who reported receiving higher than average grant aid. With help from YI's partners, NERA surveyed over 2... More
Education Week – A study from IQS Research, which specializes in governmental and educational issues, reveals that 60% of high-school students do not receive college information from their high-school guidance counselors. An even larger number see guidance counselors as unapproachable or a poo... More
Huffington Post – The Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development’s annual Education at a Glance report is beginning to sound like a broken record – once again, the United States is slipping in overall educational accomplishments. The report concludes that Americans are s... More
Maura Kastberg, RSC's Executive Director of Student Services, appeared on NBC affiliate WNYT Channel 13 to discuss the cost of expensive private and Ivy League schools versus publicly funded state schools. She concludes that people shouldn't assume they can't afford a college based simply on tuition... More
Here are President Obama's thoughts on education, as given at last night's Democratic National Convention.
FOX Business – A new report from EvoLLLution, an online higher-education newspaper, reveals that the educational attainment for the average American is expected to drop in the next 10 years. This is expected to further widen the gap between labor skills needed and those possessed, continuing t... More
Inside Higher Ed – The Democratic Party released its education platform Monday night, emphasizing improved financial aid to pay for college and reinforcing President Obama’s goal of making the United States number one in college graduates by 2020. Much of the platform has already been ou... More
Associated Press – Harvard University is investigating whether more than 100 students cheated on a take-home exam in the Spring 2012 semester. In an unnamed, undergraduate class containing 250 people, roughly half are suspected of sharing answers or plagiarizing essays. The course contained st... More
Reuters – Cash-strapped states have cut the number of scholarships they are providing to college students, particularly affecting those who attend state universities. In one year, the number of students receiving scholarships dropped 10 percentage points from 45% in 2010-11 to 35% in 2011-12. ... More