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  • Access and Success

    January 31, 2013

    Up Front: Winter 2013

    New Report on the Potential Effects of MOOCs; U.S. Department of Education Provides Strategies for Student Success; ACEnet.edu—Redesigned with You in Mind; Report Suggests High Tuition Rates May Not Deter Students; New Online Tool for Planning...

  • College Costs

    October 24, 2012

    Statement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on College Board Trend Reports

    The good news is that tuition increases have moderated at both public and private colleges and universities, but the bad news is that tuition continues to outpace inflation and growth in family income.

  • Student Loans and Debt

    July 20, 2012

    FRIDAY BUZZ: Government Report Details Private Student Loan Debt Risk

    The Education Department and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report finding that private student loans, which make up $150 billion of the more than $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, are much riskier...

  • Student Loans and Debt

    July 20, 2012

    FRIDAY BUZZ: Government Report Details Private Student Loan Debt Risk

    The Education Department and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) this morning released a report finding that private student loans, which make up $150 billion of the more than $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, are...

  • Budget and Appropriations

    December 16, 2011

    FRIDAY BUZZ: Final FY12 Budget Maintains Maximum Pell With Eligibility Changes

    Congressional leaders last night struck a deal on a final FY 2012 budget omnibus bill, which the House passed this afternoon by a vote of 296-121. A Senate vote is expected later today. The measure maintains the maximum Pell Grant at $5,550 but also...

  • College Costs

    December 1, 2011

    House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on College Costs

    Higher education leaders and experts on its cost and affordability testified yesterday before a House panel on what colleges and universities are currently doing—and what they can do—to make college more affordable for students and families.

  • Financial Aid

    November 18, 2011

    Coalition Delivers 100,000 Signatures to Super Committee in Support of Federal Student Aid

    The Student Aid Alliance delivered a statement of support for federal student aid funding signed by more than 100,000 people to members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or Super Committee. The Alliance has already heard positive...

  • Financial Aid

    November 9, 2011

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    More Than 70,000 Sign Statement to Save Student Aid

    More than 70,000 college and university presidents, students, administrators and others from institutions nationwide have signed a public statement of support for federal student aid hosted by the Student Aid Alliance (SAA) since it was launched on...

  • Financial Aid

    October 26, 2011

    Student Aid Alliance Launches Signature Campaign

    More than 8,875 presidents, students, administrators and others have signed a public statement of support for federal student aid hosted by the Student Aid Alliance (SAA).

  • Student Loans and Debt

    June 8, 2011

    WEDNESDAY BUZZ: Senate Committee Hearing Looks at For-Profit Student Debt

    The Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Committee held its fifth hearing yesterday on the for-profit education sector, this time focusing on student debt loads and the new “gainful employment” rule intended to ensure students in career...