Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Bang for the Buck” and College Ratings

President Obama made headlines in the higher education world last week with a series of speeches about possible federal plans designed to bring down the cost of college. While the President made several interesting points (such as cutting law school … Continue reading

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Financial Aid as a Paycheck?

President Obama is set to make a series of speeches this week addressing college affordability—a hot topic on college campuses as new students move into their dorm rooms. An article in this morning’s New York Times provides some highlights of … Continue reading

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Simplifying the FAFSA–How Far Can We Go?

It is painfully obvious to students, their families, and financial aid administrators alike that the current system of determining federal financial aid eligibility is incredibly complex and time-consuming. Although there should be broad support for changes to the financial aid … Continue reading

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Yes, Student Characteristics Matter. But So Do Colleges.

It is no surprise to those in the higher education world that student characteristics and institutional resources are strongly associated with student outcomes. Colleges which attract academically elite students and have the ability to spend large sums of money on … Continue reading

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