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“[W]hile crowdfunding is still a radically new idea in student finance, Upstart’s new product announced today is fairly traditional: A short-term, medium-interest loan that young people can use for class, or even to refinance credit card debt or finance special projects,” the Silicone Valley Business Journal reports.

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“For one student, the difference was a financial-aid officer who took the time to draw him out about personal problems that were derailing his studies. The strategies that their small, private colleges took to help those low-income students succeed took center stage on Wednesday at a three-day conference highlighting a group that isn’t used to being in the spotlight,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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“The proportion of Americans with college and university degrees continues to rise slowly, according to new figures, and young adults in particular are picking up the pace of earning academic degrees,” Diverse: Issues In Higher Education reports.

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“Language in the [DREAM Act] regarding out-of-state tuition exemptions for students meeting certain requirements has been removed from bill proposals, but there are several states throughout the country that have adopted and passed their own versions with nonresident tuition exemptions. Utah is one of them,” The Park Record reports.

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Moving to prior-prior year (PPY) tax data in need analysis would benefit both students and financial aid administrators—and momentum is building for the shift, presenters concluded Wednesday at an event hosted by NASFAA on Capitol Hill.

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“Missouri lawmakers have only a few weeks to decide whether to expand a college scholarship for top students in an effort to employ them in the state after graduation,” the Columbia Daily Tribune reports.

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“Although the decision didn’t directly address the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions policies, the dissenting opinion, written by Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor, cited student-demographic data as proof that the ban, which went into effect in 2008, has adversely affected minority enrollment and diversity at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Data Points reports.

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“Davis College will introduce a program this fall to help incoming students pay off their loans after graduation. The Christian college in Johnson City will introduce FLEX — Financial Liberty Exercised — for incoming students. FLEX provides assistance to students and parents and will help with loan repayment after graduation if students do not meet specified income thresholds,” Press Connects reports.

 

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“Instead of asking students to buy a textbook from a major publishing company, [South Florida Community College student Caitlin] Ryen’s professor assigned a free digital textbook that he customized for the class. Ryen’s professor, Erik Christensen, began exploring the format in 2007, when a student asked to borrow a textbook because he couldn’t afford one,” CNN reports.

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Negotiators reconvened Wednesday for the third session of the Department of Education’s 2013-14 Program Integrity and Improvement negotiated rulemaking, where state authorization of distance education programs dominated the conversation.