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2016 Guide To College Financial Aid, The FAFSA And CSS Profile

<b>Please view the updated 2017 version of this guide for important updates and changes.</b><p>Unfortunately, almost everything you’ve read about college financial aid is probably wrong. New rules affecting when and how students apply for financial aid will impact families and colleges over the next few …

College & University

Essential PhD tips: 10 articles all doctoral students should read

If you’re still deciding whether to study for a doctorate, or even if you’re nearing the end of your PhD and are thinking about your next steps, …

‘Practically free’ university is changing lives

While cleaning the bathroom of a home in the west end of Toronto, a young Filipino nanny tuned into a TED Talk that would change the course of her life’s journey.<p>Working full-time as the live-in caregiver of two children, Ivah Camille Baban makes a habit of listening to podcasts while she cleans. …

British universities' 'business incubator' rated world's best

<b>British scientists are famously creative. But are they commercial?</b><p>For years people have complained that great British ideas only make money when they are exploited by foreign firms, often American or Chinese.<p>Now a group of British universities has been rated the best in the world at helping …

CES
Innovation

What Wearable Tech Could Mean for the Classroom

Not too long ago, tablets and smartphones were largely viewed as educational scourges — mere distractions responsible for dulling minds and derailing …

Higher Education

Colleges in the 2016 crosshairs

Democrats want to make college cheaper, or free. Republicans attack the higher education system.<p>Presidential candidates from both parties are tapping into Americans’ growing angst over paying for college, placing an unprecedented bright glare on higher education this election.<p>For Democrats, the …

Higher Education

Harvard, MIT Presidents Share Lessons From Online Learning Experiment

Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard, and Rafael Reif, the president of MIT, discuss the lessons they're still learning from their pioneering …

Education

Why Gallup Is Funding a $30 Million B-School Lab at the University of Nebraska

In an era where traditional education in general--and the MBA in particular--are being challenged and disrupted by startups left and right, why is Gallup investing in a "strengths" lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?<p>On Friday June 5, Gallup and The Clifton Foundation (founded by the family …

Higher Education

Impact of Higher Education in NC Totaled $63.5 Billion in 2012-13 | UNC System Office

North Carolina’s institutions of higher education deliver a solid return on investment for their students and the state, according to the first-ever …

The nuts and bolts of Obama's community college plan

The rumors started early last week.<p>President Obama had been outlining his goals for the last two years of his presidency and had long been interested in improving students' access to college. The president was scheduled to go to Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday. Observers connected the dots and …

Education Department Investigation Clears Student Loan Companies, Sources Say

In May, Education Secretary Arne Duncan ordered his investigators to conduct a "thorough review" of the nation's four largest student loan servicers, following allegations that the companies may have cheated active duty troops out of millions of dollars by overcharging them on their federal student …

11 new #HEwords for academics that should be in the dictionary

1. Spinpact<p>#HEWords @timeshighered spinpact - the art of talking up the relevance of your results<p>— Matthew Greenall (@mngreenall) October 24, 2014<p>2. …

Psychology

2014 Higher Education Technology Landscape

The 2014 Higher Education Technology Landscape infographic from EDUVENTURES is the effort to make sense of the higher education technology landscape …

A college rating system that might help students and not do harm (essay)

Many of my fellow college presidents remain worried about the Obama Administration’s proposed (and still being developed) rating system for higher …

Essay on the way many reformers of higher education are ignoring the faculty role

The academic profession is squeezed from all sides. A recent white paper from the Presidential Innovation Lab of the American Council on Education …

The 2014 Dean's List: 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs

Everyone has a favorite blog. Odds are, that blogger has a favorite as well.<p>We've scoured the Internet for blogs that resonate with the intersection …

Let's differentiate between 'competency' and 'mastery' in higher ed (essay)

"Competency-based” education appears to be this year’s answer to America’s higher education challenges, judging from this week's news in Washington. …

2014 UNC O. Max Gardner Award UNCG Nominee