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Free Tuition and Community Colleges

Earlier this month, President Obama called on Congress to support an education initiative that would provide free college tuition at two-year schools, namely community and technical colleges. The initiative is loosely based on the “Tennessee Promise” model adopted by the Volunteer State.

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President’s College Rating Initiative and Financial Aid

If you listened to President Obama’s speech last month about higher education and affordability, you may have nodded in agreement with his comments that college has never been more important nor has it been more expensive than it is right now.

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Second Look at 2013 College Commencement Speakers

Tweet Yesterday, we took a look at the first batch of speakers on tap for spring 2013 college commencement exercises. In that first look we learned that a number of

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White House Pushes Blueprint to Train Workers Through Community Colleges

Tweet Obama administration envisions 2 million students receiving education to fill positions within high-demand industries. That plan was unveiled by the president at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia,

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Can Obama Help Make College Affordable?

Tweet President Obama’s State of the Union speech on Jan. 24, 2012, covered a number of topics. Higher education was one of his themes. Obama, who is seeking a second

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Community Colleges White House Summit Scheduled

Tweet Dr. Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, will be hosting a Summit on Community Colleges on October 5, 2010. This first-ever event comes at the request

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Will Career Schools Lose Federal Student Aid?

Tweet The U.S. Department of Education has career schools in their crosshairs and is considering adopting regulations that would cut off student aid and grants for some non-profit schools. That

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The New Health Insurance Bill – How It Affects Your Generation

Tweet By Garrett Ball In March of 2010, the health insurance reform legislation was signed into law by President Obama. While many people from all age groups may tend to

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Card Issuers Scale Back On Student Credit Cards

Tweet There once was a time when credit card issuers would sign up college students, issuing credit lines to them well before they were ready to graduate. Some students showed

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College Board Supports Education For Children of Illegal Aliens

Tweet College Board, which is an organization founded in 1900 to help students make the transition from high school to college, has weighed in on of the most important, if

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Commencement Speakers Take Center Stage

Tweet I must admit that I don’t remember who spoke at my college’s commencement back in 1985. I was present at the convocation, but after attending school day and night

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Pressure Mounts To Exclude Presidential Commencement Address

Tweet The University of Notre Dame has been the subject of much controversy ever since the Roman Catholic institution announced in March that President Barack Hussein Obama would be giving