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A lot has happened in the last twelve months.  We inaugurated a new President, weathered a recession, and obsessed over and forgot hundreds of minor crises and scandals.  College students and recent graduates have marked all these events, and have very likely also noticed some pretty sweeping changes in their financial situations.  Here are a few of the most memorable.

2009 Brought Big Changes to Financial Aid

December 31, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
A lot has happened in the last twelve months. We inaugurated a new President, weathered a recession, and obsessed over and forgot hundreds of minor crises and scandals. College students and recent
Pittsburgh has dropped a proposal to enact a tax on college students as a way to raise revenue for the city following several weeks of criticism from not only students but the higher education community. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced yesterday that the city would instead focus on a leap of faith, urging local colleges, nonprofits, and the business community to increase voluntary donations.

Pittsburgh Student Tax Proposal Abandoned

December 22, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Pittsburgh has dropped a proposal to enact a tax on college students as a way to raise revenue for the city following several weeks of criticism from not only students but the higher education
If you're a student at a community college, you may have noticed campus has been a lot more cramped lately.  Anecdotal reports of students flocking to community colleges have been steadily rolling in over the course of the last couple years.  But now a study by the American Association of Community Colleges has numbers to back up these reports.  It appears enrollment is up at community colleges nationwide, especially among full-time students.

Community College Enrollment is Growing

December 18, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
If you're a student at a community college, you may have noticed campus has been a lot more cramped lately. Anecdotal reports of students flocking to community colleges have been steadily rolling in
On Monday, a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was greeted by campus police when she arrived on campus.  The reason: faculty members had felt threatened by her Facebook status updates.

Student Banned from Campus for Facebook Status

December 17, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
On Monday, a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was greeted by campus police when she arrived on campus. The reason: faculty members had felt threatened by her Facebook status
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has chosen 19 schools across the country that it will investigate for instances of gender bias in the admissions process. The schools were chosen based on their proximity to Washington, D.C., with an eye toward making sure the list was a mix of the different kinds of liberal arts public and private four-year institutions.

19 Colleges Targeted in Gender Bias Investigation

December 17, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has chosen 19 schools across the country that it will investigate for instances of gender bias in the admissions process. The schools were chosen based on their
Students participating in Division I athletics boast higher graduation rates than other student populations, according to a new round of data.

Graduation Rates Among Student-Athletes Increasing

November 19, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Students participating in Division I athletics boast higher graduation rates than other student populations, according to a new round of data. In a report released yesterday from the National
College admission practices are often points of contention, especially when tricky issues like race, gender, and socioeconomic class are concerned. Colleges worry about trying to promote diversity and give students a fair chance in their admission practices and other parties worry about practices potentially shortchanging students. Based on some of these concerns, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has decided to investigate allegations of gender bias in admission practices at selective colleges. The concern: in order to preserve male-to-female ratios on campus, colleges are being less selective in admitting male students than in admitting female students.

Do Colleges Discriminate Against Women in Admissions?

November 3, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
College admission practices are often points of contention, especially when tricky issues like race, gender, and socioeconomic class are concerned. Colleges worry about trying to promote diversity
Is it feeling crowded on campus? It should be, according to new research. A Pew Research Center report released this week shows that in 2008, colleges experienced record enrollments, and early estimates indicate that 2009 enrollments may break the newly minted records for 2008.

2008 College Enrollment Set New Record

October 30, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Is it feeling crowded on campus? It should be, according to new research. A Pew Research Center report released this week shows that in 2008, colleges experienced record enrollments, and early
It may not be more difficult to get into the college of your choice these days. In fact, at least half of the nation's colleges are actually less competitive than they were over the last 50 years, according to an expansive research project published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Research Suggests Admissions Competition May Be Overblown

October 27, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
It may not be more difficult to get into the college of your choice these days. In fact, at least half of the nation's colleges are actually less competitive than they were over the last 50 years,
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