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A Year in Review: The Biggest Financial Aid News of 2019 – NASFAA
In 2019, lawmakers continued to work to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), with House Democrats introducing the College Affordability Act (CAA), and Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) proposing the FAFSA Simplification Act.
New SNAP Rule Impacts College Students By Limiting Benefits And Adding Confusion – NPR
Some low-income college students are among the 688,000 food stamp recipients projected to lose benefits as a result of a Trump administration rule announced Dec. 4.
Students’ Sense of Belonging Varies by Identity, Institution – Inside Higher Ed
A new study shows that minority and first-generation students have a higher sense of belonging at two-year colleges than their counterparts at four-year institutions.
Higher Ed Inflation Lands at 2.5 Percent for 2019 – Inside Higher Ed
Colleges and universities in the United States experienced cost increases of 2.5 percent in the fiscal year that ended in June 2019, according to the Higher Education Price Index, a long-running measure of higher education inflation.
These 5 high-paying, growing jobs didn’t exist a decade ago—but they’ll be booming through the 2020s – CNBC
CNBC Make It spoke with Glassdoor senior economic research analyst Amanda Stansell about the jobs that barely existed at the turn of the decade, but that have exploded in growth and median base pay through the 2010s.
Southeastern College and Southeastern Institute rally behind #SoutheasternServes call to action during 2019 holiday season
Southeastern College and Southeastern Institute continued their tradition of giving during the holiday season in 2019. Southeastern campuses in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina joined forces with local charities to brighten the holidays for children and families in their communities.
7 higher education trends to watch in 2020 – Education Dive
Higher education made a striking number of headlines in 2019, in part due to the Varsity Blues scandal that exposed the seedier aspects of college admissions and attracted nationwide attention for its celebrity perpetrators.
Don’t Be Surprised If These Five Things Happen In Education In 2020 – Forbes
As 2020 dawns, here a few items from education, higher education and education technology that are moving, and moving enough to develop into trends for next year and beyond. It is less a prediction list than a ‘don’t be too surprised if’ list.
20 edtech predictions for higher ed in 2020 – eCampus News
We asked educators, edtech executives and stakeholders to look to the future and share their thoughts and predictions about what trends will be most prominent in 2020
Protect Veterans From Fraud – The New York Times
By The Editorial Board. A bipartisan bill pending in the Senate would close this loophole. But Congress has a lot more to do if it intends to curb these fly-by-night schools — for instance, by forcing the Department of Veterans Affairs to use the authority it already has to stop education fraud.
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