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“Some financial relief is in sight for thousands of middle-class students at California’s public universities, under a new and unusual state program that will provide aid to families that earn up to $150,000 annually,” The Los Angeles Times reports.

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“Corinthian Colleges announced on Monday that it had reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that is designed to keep the for-profit chain afloat long enough to sell off and shutter its campuses in an orderly fashion,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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“Amber Lee was such a diligent student at Willamette High in Eugene that she has been admitted to Portland State University’s honors program to major in biochemistry on her way to becoming a doctor. But her mother barely earns enough to support the two of them and their savings is nil,” Oregon Live reports.

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“Despite widespread increases in financial aid, the out-of-pocket cost to attend most of the top private colleges in Massachusetts has risen sharply since the end of the recent recession, even as family incomes have stagnated, according to a Globe review,” The Boston Globe reports.

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“The U.S. Department of Education gave a thumbs-up on Friday to a plan to keep City College of San Francisco open and accredited while it works on fixing the problems that nearly forced its closure,” the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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“Each year, students who seem like they should be going to college — their transcripts look college-ready, they’ve applied and been accepted and even applied for financial aid — don’t show up for class in the fall. What happens to these recent high school graduates that stops them from going to college, and how can colleges and counselors keep them on track?” Vox asks.

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Last week Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the bipartisan Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency (FAST) Act. The bill, designed to simplify the federal financial aid system, introduces provisions to streamline the application process while improving transparency and access, including several issues that NASFAA has been advocating.

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“The federal panel that advises the education secretary on accreditation issues is taking a second look at its 2012 recommendations for how the coming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act should deal with accreditation,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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“Is consensus emerging on some key federal higher education policy issues? It looks that way, if the bi-partisan bill to be introduced today by Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Michael Bennet, is any indication,” Ed Central reports.

 

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“The federal panel that advises the education secretary on accreditation issues is taking a second look at its 2012 recommendations for how the coming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act should deal with accreditation,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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“The Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency Act of 2014 would amend the Higher Education Act in several ways,” POLITICO Pro reports. “‘We’re with Sens. Alexander and Bennet in the spirit of what they’re doing,’ N[NASFAA] President Justin Draeger said, adding that ‘there are a lot of logistical questions that still need to be answered.’”

 

 

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“Gov. John Kasich said ‘there’s no one thing’ a governor can do to rein in college costs, but as he rattled off some items he said his administration has implemented to combat the issue he concluded that ‘a whole series of things helps,’” The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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“The Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency Act of 2014 would amend the Higher Education Act in several ways,” POLITICO Pro reports. “‘We’re with Sens. Alexander and Bennet in the spirit of what they’re doing,’ N[NASFAA] President Justin Draeger said, adding that ‘there are a lot of logistical questions that still need to be answered.’”

 

 

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“Gov. John Kasich said ‘there’s no one thing’ a governor can do to rein in college costs, but as he rattled off some items he said his administration has implemented to combat the issue he concluded that ‘a whole series of things helps,’” The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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“The Walmart Foundation has awarded a $600,000 grant to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in support of the organization’s Annual Leadership Institute, coaching and mentorship for low-income students and first-generation scholarships for freshman college students,” Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports.