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Eligible for Aid, but Not Getting It

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Low-income students in California are missing out on millions of dollars of federal aid they’re eligible to receive, according to a new research brief.

The state’s community college students missed out on nearly $130 million in federal Pell Grant funds in a single semester, according to research from the Wheelhouse Center for Community College …

Repaying More Aid When Students Drop Out

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The Kentucky Community and Technical College System invests serious resources into student supports during the first four weeks of a semester — the period in which at-risk students are most likely to drop out.

Jay Box, the system’s president, said its 16 colleges make student retention a top focus throughout the semester. Yet because of student …

DeVos’s Education Dept. Relaxed Rules for For-Profits Under Accreditor That Closed

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As a controversial accreditor of for-profit colleges sought new federal recognition, the Department of Education relaxed requirements for institutions affected by its loss of that recognition.

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Education Department to Propose Compromise in Borrower-Defense Negotiations

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As part of the ongoing negotiations over a student loan forgiveness rule, the Trump administration is proposing a change to evidentiary standards for debt relief claims that would be a compromise between the positions of colleges and student advocates.


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McCann Schools Near Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Stop Accepting Students

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McCann School of Business and Technology has stopped accepting new students at campuses in Wilkes-Barre Township and Hazle Township due to an issue with accreditation.

According to a statement issued by spokesman Chuck Vella, students were informed Aug. 31 that the campus on Highland Park Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre Township and the one on Maplewood Drive in …

More Scrutiny of Colleges’ Finances? Education Department Says No

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The Department of Education rejected two recent calls to improve its monitoring of the financial health of colleges and universities — despite its failure to predict institutions' closure in half of cases since 2010-11.

A Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday found that the risk measure the department uses to assess colleges' financial health is badly …

Careers in big data are booming

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It’s no surprise that careers in big data are booming. What is surprising is the new demand for data scientists. These experts are coming from a variety of business and computational sciences fields and, as it turns out, big data is a segment that requires all comers.

Movies like “Moneyball,” companies like Netflix, and statisticians like …

8 Great Jobs for the Next 10 Years

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The working world is in upheaval, with technology changing the way we do pretty much everything. Some careers that used to be sure things aren't so sure anymore. How do you know which jobs are worth pursuing, and which aren't? We checked in with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to get the lowdown on …

New Data on Non-Degree Credentials

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More than a quarter of Americans hold a non-degree credential, with 21 percent completing a work experience program, new federal data shows. And many of these credential holders have well-paying jobs.

More than one quarter of Americans hold a non-degree credential, such as a certificate or an occupational license or certification, according to new data from …

Terminated Accreditor Applies for Recognition

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The Obama administration last December decided to terminate federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, due largely to the controversial national accreditor's oversight of Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute. The move set off a flurry among the roughly 270 colleges accredited by ACICS, most of them for-profits, which now have …

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