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“‘Of the for-profit gainful employment programs that our department could analyze, and which could be affected by our actions today, the majority — the significant majority, 72 percent — produce graduates who on average earned less than high school dropouts.’ … This was a surprising statistic uttered from the podium in the White House briefing room, offered when Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced a proposed regulation that is designed to target what the Education Department contends are poor-performing career programs that burden students with unsustainable levels of debt,” according to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog.

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“A Cleveland man was indicted on charges that he fraudulently received up to $55,000 in federal student financial aid funds,” The Plain Dealer reports.

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Though several big questions remain about the intent of a federal college ratings system, one thing is for sure: The government should be deliberate and thoughtful about the diverse student populations served if it groups institutions for comparison, NASFAA’s Director of Policy and Federal Relations Megan McClean said Thursday at an Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities event in Washington, D.C.

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“Sean Johnson, who pleaded not guilty of charges saying he shot the financial aid director of a downtown business college, ignored his attorney’s advice Tuesday and told a jury that he had done it,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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The amount that families are able to save for college is beginning to rebound from the economic recession, according to a study released Thursday by Sallie Mae and Ipsos. The study, “How America Saves for College 2014,” surveyed 2,020 parents with a ch…

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“Administrators from California’s two public university systems called Wednesday for the state to provide student loans to some immigrants in the country illegally to cover expenses not met with state scholarships,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

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“A problem known as ‘food insecurity’ — a lack of nutritional food — is not typically associated with U.S. college students. But it is increasingly on the radar of administrators, who report seeing more hungry students, especially at schools that enroll a high percentage of youths who are from low-income families or are the first generation to attend college,” The Washington Post reports.

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AL.com put in open-records requests with Division I public universities in Alabama to learn how much Pell Grant money their athletes received in 2012-13. This is the sport-by-sport data for Alabama State,” AL.com reports.

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“The Office of Federal Student Aid is looking inside to improve customer service to about 14 million students it has as outside clients,” Federal News Radio reports.

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“The body overseeing higher education in Maryland unveiled a new four-year plan Wednesday intended to help serve the low-income, first-generation and nontraditional students that make up a growing segment of the academic population,” The Baltimore Sun reports.

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“It’s been more than a year since the Pennsylvania Dream Act was introduced in the state Senate, and Tuesday it remains in committee. So to help motivate legislators to move forward, pro-immigrant groups and Dreamers gathered inside the state’s capitol to send them a reminder,” WFMZ reports.

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“Last week, Ohio students started receiving their financial aid packages, containing information about the grants, scholarships, and loans available to them. The rising cost of college tuition means that more students will have to navigate the sometimes confusing process of applying for student loans,” Sen. Sherrod Brown writes for the Xenia Gazette.

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“Last month, the Student Veterans of America (SVA), together with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Student Clearinghouse, released a host of new data on veterans’ higher education outcomes. … But for all the questions the SVA report answers, it raises at least as many more,” according to Ed Central.

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“Marilyn Ferreira has solved her share of financial puzzles — running a business, buying a home and arranging a mortgage, raising six children as a single mother. But none of that compared to the challenge of understanding the cost of sending her brood to college,” The New York Times reports.

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“The future could possibly be a little dimmer for some of Florida’s upcoming high school seniors who plan to apply for the Bright Futures scholarship,” CBS Miami reports.