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Rasmussen College Partners With The i3 Group For LoanAxis And Loanlook Solutions

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Dec. 4, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college with 22 campuses in five states, announced today the adoption of a website that empowers its student-borrowers to develop borrowing and repayment strategies around their federal and private education loans. The website,, is provided by Loanlook, Inc., an affiliate of The i3 Group. Rasmussen College is providing the Loanlook™ service at no cost to its current and former students.

Scrambling To Understand Veterans

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Most colleges are failing to track the performance of their students who are veterans or active-duty members of the military, according to the results of a new survey, and most do not understand what can trip them up on the way to graduation.

About 68 percent of institutions said they do not separately collect retention and …

Student-Loan Collection Targeted For Overhaul In Congress

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Congress will consider overhauling debt collection in the $100 billion-a-year U.S. student loan program, replacing it with automatic withdrawals from borrowers’ paychecks tied to their income — a system used in the U.K.

Legislation that Wisconsin Republican Representative Tom Petri plans to introduce as soon as this week would require employers to withhold payments from wages …

Online Courses Force Changes To Higher Education

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There is a lot of speculation now about what issues – big and small – the Obama administration should tackle in its second term. Education is one thing on many of those lists, and in Washington yesterday, the talk was about one of the hottest trends in the field – something called MOOCS. MOOCS is …

Online Vs. Brick-And-Mortar: Which Type Of Education Is Better For You?

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“I am a Phoenix!”

How many of you roll your eyes every time you hear someone declare that with the utmost pride during one of those University of Phoenix commercials? Surely they must be paid tons of cash to say that, because no self-respecting college graduate would ever admit to attending an online college, right?


If you …

Downward Mobility Haunts US Education

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An integral part of the American Dream is under threat – as "downward mobility" seems to be threatening the education system in the United States.

The idea of going to college – and the expectation that the next generation will be better educated and more prosperous than its predecessor – has been hardwired into the ambitions …

Student Debt Is Skyrocketing For A Very Odd Age Group

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According to the New York Fed, Student loan debt is the only form of consumer debt that has grown since the peak of consumer debt in 2008. Moreover, student loans balances have eclipsed both auto loans and credit cards, making student loan debt the largest form of consumer debt outside of mortgages.

The Fed has some …

On The Territorial Dimensions Of MOOCs

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To what degree have the territorial dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) been made visible? Remarkably little, I would argue.

This point came has been in the back of my mind for some time on the basis of following coverage about MOOCs including the three high profile leaders of the pack (Coursera, edX, Udacity), other …

University Of Phoenix Orientation Workshop Receives Highest Award For Performance

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PHOENIX, Dec. 4, 2012 — University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Apollo Group (APOL), today announced its University Orientation Workshop is the recipient of a Showcase in Excellence Award from the Arizona Quality Alliance (AQA).  The AQA award criteria is based on that of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest level of national …

A $10,000 Platform

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When Florida Governor Rick Scott announced earlier this week the creation of two four-year, $10,000 bachelor’s degree programs in Florida, he could have easily been mistaken for another Republican governor named Rick.

Less than two years ago Texas Governor Rick Perry called on his state’s colleges and universities to create bachelor’s-degree programs that cost families no …

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