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April Newsletter: 12 Top-Paid CEO Colleges | Award Letters | $10,000 Scholarship

In this issue of Financial Aid News, see which colleges the 12 top-paid CEOs attended, get tips on reading award letters, and check out a new $10,000 scholarship opportunity.

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“Continuing her push to promote higher education, First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday toured Howard University with a group of Chicago public high school juniors and seniors,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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“The latest report on state financing of higher education shows a glimmer of good news for public colleges. But it’s also a reminder of how much has changed for public higher education since the start of the recession, in 2008,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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“Running a tuition-dependent liberal-arts college isn’t easy these days. And the College of Wooster must compete in a crowded market, without a marquee name. Even so, its leaders are sticking with a contested pricing model—and choosing not to pursue other strategies that might make that commitment easier to keep,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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“The debate may soon be over for the bill that would allow undocumented students in Florida to pay in-state tuition to attend Florida colleges,” Bay News 9 reports.

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April Newsletter: 12 Top-Paid CEO Colleges | Award Letters | $10,000 Scholarship

In this issue of Financial Aid News, see which colleges the 12 top-paid CEOs attended, get tips on reading award letters, and check out a new $10,000 scholarship opportunity.

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A new white paper, released Tuesday by American Student Assistance (ASA), calls for better data on the number of students negatively impacted by student loan debt, including data on delinquency and repayment struggles. The paper looks at current studies and data on student loan outcomes and finds “a growing body of economic evidence that education debt is having a broad effect, beyond just the individual borrowers and extending into our whole economy,” ASA President and CEO Paul Combe says.

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“Americans needing federally subsidized student loans for undergraduate or graduate programs at colleges and universities will pay a higher interest rate in the coming academic year, according to new projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). And the cost of borrowing money to finance a college education will continue to rise in the coming years as a result of a bipartisan deal on Capitol Hill — despite President Barack Obama’s 2012 pledge to fight against raising the debt burden on graduates,” Al Jazeera America reports.

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“A new study from a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association concludes that it’s misplaced for the federal college ratings plan, announced last year by President Barack Obama, to try to enhance consumer access and institutional accountability through one tool,” U.S. News and World Report‘s Morse Code reports.

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“The Education Department, which has been roundly criticized by historically black colleges over changes in the underwriting criteria of its PLUS-loan program, is considering softening its standards for awarding the loans,” The Chronicle of HIgher Education reports. 

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“The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is investigating Higher One, the leading issuer of campus debit cards, and one of its former bank partners for potentially engaging in unfair or deceptive practices,” Credit.com’s Blog reports.

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“Washington has failed young Americans for too long. Millennials struck out with Congress and the White House, winning nothing but minor concessions as their financial and job fortunes continue to stagnate. Now they’re striking back,” Brad Chase of Capitol Media Partners writes in The Huffington Post‘s The Blog.

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“The investment that government — both federal and state — makes in financial aid to students, who then pay that money to us so that we can use it to deliver our programs, is certainly considerable, and we need to be good stewards of it, so that students are well-served and taxpayers’ dollars well-spent. If those ends are to be achieved, some regulation will be necessary. So, how much is just right?” David R. Anderson, president of St. Olaf College, writes for Inside Higher Ed.

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“Under new legislation, California universities and state campuses would set aside $9.2 million for loans to undocumented students currently ineligible for federal financial aid,” ABC News 10 reports.

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“Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office announced some more good news for members of Congress: For the third consecutive year, the Pell Grant funding cliff is smaller and further away than we thought,” the New America Foundation’s EdCentral reports.

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“Today’s students attend college for a variety of reasons, and whether enrolled in a degree/certificate program or personal enrichment course, everyone wants their money’s worth. But how exactly is ‘value’ assessed?” Michelle Asha Cooper, president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, writes in The Huffington Post‘s The Blog.