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Higher-Education Experts Are Relieved at Supreme Court Ruling on Employment Tests
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in favor of white firefighters who sued after their city scrapped a promotional exam is expected to have little impact on colleges' admissions practices...
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Nacubo Meeting Attendees Say Economic Downturn Is Not All Bad News
Construction costs are down, and public colleges are benefiting from higher enrollments, officials say...
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Some Relief On Student Loans
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"Starting this week, anyone with a federal student loan can apply...

College Confidential on your iPhone!
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Proposed Changes to FAFSA
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Cornell Security Breach Leaves 45,000 at Risk of Identity Theft
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by Dave Berry

Student Loan Relief

I recall having paid on student loans for what seems like forever. Both of my children had student loans, too, and they paid diligently for years and years. The good news: It’s a great way to build a strong credit rating (assuming that you pay). The bad news: Those loans can mount up and you [...] Read more: Student Loan Relief

Un-Helpful Parents

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a news story like this comes along: Mom charged with changing kids’ grades HUNTINGDON [Pennsylvania] - A Huntingdon County mom was charged with illegally changing her daughter’s grades and test scores while working as a secretary at Huntingdon Area High School. The Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation charged Caroline [...] Read more: Un-Helpful Parents

Crime on Campus

Parents who are sending their precious progeny away to college this fall get nervous when they read about criminal behavior in the halls of Ivy. Recently there has been good reason to be concerned. You may have read about the recent murder at Harvard University. Even the alleged seat of elite higher education is not immune: June [...] Read more: Crime on Campus

California College Crisis

It seems as though every day there’s a new headline on the Web, in the newspaper, or on TV about the California state budget crisis. Since this is a blog about higher education, let’s take a look at what that crisis means for some of California’s colleges. There will be myriad news stories about the effect [...] Read more: California College Crisis

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by Sally Rubenstone

A U.S. College Degree in India?

For international students eager to attend college in America but unable to find the means to do so, the next best thing could be to enroll in a U.S. university’s overseas “satellite” campus. While “Education City” in Qatar may be the best-known (and booming) American higher-ed outpost, according to a recent issue of The [...] Read more: A U.S. College Degree in India?

Stanford Announces New Loans for International Business Grad Students

Some good news from a press release this morning (6/9/09): Stanford Graduate School of Business today announced the launch of a new private loan program through Star One Credit Union to provide financial assistance to students admitted to the School’s MBA, PhD, and Sloan Master’s programs. An especially welcome relief to international students, the custom [...] Read more: Stanford Announces New Loans for International Business Grad Students

The Real Deal: Advice from a Current International Student

I first “met” Lainey Hughes on the College Confidential discussion forum, where she effused about her experience at Stephens College in Missouri: ” … Everyone is so friendly here and they all want to come visit my family in Ireland! I have made some really wonderful friends here and I feel like they’re my [...] Read more: The Real Deal: Advice from a Current International Student

The Inside Scoop from Judi Marino (Florida Institute of Technology)

As part of the Admissions Without Borders sporadic “Inside Scoop” series, Judi Marino, Director of Transfer and International Student Enrollment at Florida Institute of Technology, offers some anecdotes and advice, below. Judi has worked in the international admission arena at Florida Tech for over 20 years. She also served on the Council of International Schools [...] Read more: The Inside Scoop from Judi Marino (Florida Institute of Technology)

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