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Technology Trends in Higher Education

The advancement of technology in the higher education landscape has paved the way for student-centered learning. The latest technology is only getting better! The difference in quality of education we receive now versus 25 years ago is mind-boggling, so let’s give special thanks to technology. Even looking back at the past 10 years, we’ll see …
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Curricular Trends in Higher Education

Higher education trends have undergone some surprising changes over the past few years. And it’s not just in one specific area. Trends in higher education have changed in almost every aspect, from academic and technological to social and financial. Understanding these trends offers a deeper perspective on the future of higher education and what we …
University of Chicago
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The University of Chicago Becomes Test Optional

If you’ve been following the recent news, you may have heard that the University of Chicago is making the SAT and ACT optional. They will not be required to be submitted along with your application. Here’s what that means for you: Not the First The University of Chicago is not the first college or university …
Betsy DeVos
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Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Changes for Student Loans

8/14/17 On February 7, 2017, the US Senate made history. With the vote deadlocked at 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence cast his tie-breaking vote. He confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education via a 51-50 vote. A vice president broke a tie vote confirming a cabinet position for the first time in US history. This …
College Raptor's $2,500 Scholarship Program
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Check Out College Raptor’s Brand New Student Loan Finder!

College Raptor is all about bringing transparency to college financing. Pursuing scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and other sources of gift-aid are the ideal way to pay for college. However, many students will still have to turn to student loans. That’s why we’ve created a brand new Student Loan Finder feature, so students and their families …
Federal student loan interest rates increased in 2017
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Increased Federal Student Loan Interest Rates: What it Means for Student Borrowers

6/20/2017 In May, Congress announced that the federal student loan interest rates would be increasing. Starting effective July 1st, 2017 the rate for Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans for undergraduate students will rise to 4.45%. For graduate students, the increase is going up to 6%. What it Means for Borrowers Starting July 1st, …
University of Michigan free tuition
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University of Michigan’s Free Tuition Program

The University of Michigan is making a bold move and offering free tuition to undergraduate students who are residents and whose families make less than $65,000 annually. By doing this, Michigan will be more accessible to students who work hard but previously did not have the means needed to afford college. Michigan is showing it’s …