higher education

Johns Hopkins Apologizes for Sending 'Welcome' E-mails to Rejected ApplicantsJohns Hopkins University in Baltimore is apologizing after nearly 300 applicants who had actually been rejected received congratulatory e-mails.
A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.
Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.
College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment OptionsMore than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant ProgramThe federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
How College Scorecard Can Help With College Selection ProcessAccording to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.
STEM Education: Why Increasing Interest Among Minority Populations Is CrucialWomen make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.
Kirwan Stepping Down As Md. University ChancellorWilliam "Brit" Kirwan will step down as the chancellor of Maryland's state university system after 12 years.
Higher Education Funding Proposal Announced In Va.Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing more than $183 million in increased state funding over the next two-year budget cycle for higher education.
Study: 60 Percent Of College Admissions Directors Have Not Met Enrollment GoalsA recent survey revealed that 46 percent of admissions directors at colleges throughout the country are "very concerned" about meeting enrollment targets this year.
White House Defends Obama Bus Tour Amid Bloodshed In Egypt, SyriaCalling higher education an "economic imperative," President Barack Obama is pushing for an ambitious new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on affordability and performance and ultimately determine how federal financial aid is distributed.
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