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For-profit colleges have been the talk of the town in Washington over the last week, with legislators concerned by their rapid growth and what they consider a resulting lack of oversight. 

Legislators Ask for Analysis of For-Profit Colleges

June 22, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
For-profit colleges have been the talk of the town in Washington over the last week, with legislators concerned by their rapid growth and what they consider a resulting lack of
As opposition to the new Arizona immigration law only continues to grow, a new scholarship that would target illegal-immigrant students has led one Congressman to suggest that the school offering the award may lose federal funding as a result.

Scholarship for Undocumented Students Met with Criticism

June 2, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
As opposition to the new Arizona immigration law only continues to grow, a new scholarship that would target illegal-immigrant students has led one Congressman to suggest that the school offering the
Several four-year colleges are already looking into offering accelerated three-year programs, either to bring more revenue into their schools or to offer an official path for students already working to complete their degrees under the traditional four years. Associate’s programs have always been an alternative for students looking for lower-cost options in specific fields and disciplines, and typically take two or more years to complete. One school, however, will launch an accelerated version of the typically two-year program, giving the students the option of receiving a degree in one year flat.

Community College to Introduce One-Year Associate's Degree

April 28, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
Several four-year colleges are already looking into offering accelerated three-year programs, either to bring more revenue into their schools or to offer an official path for students already working
Many fields of study require or strongly suggest semesters or summers of unpaid, or “educational,” internships, where students get experience in their intended future careers but not pay, and often not even college credit.

Labor Department Clarifies Rules of Unpaid Internships

April 23, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
Many fields of study require or strongly suggest semesters or summers of unpaid, or “educational,” internships, where students get experience in their intended future careers but not pay, and often
Teaching assistants who may not be able to keep up with the rigors of marking up hundreds of papers per semester while maintaining their own academic schedules may soon be relieved of their duties if a new trend catches on - outsourced grading.

Outsourced Grading May Be Coming to a Campus Near You

April 9, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
Teaching assistants who may not be able to keep up with the rigors of marking up hundreds of papers per semester while maintaining their own academic schedules may soon be relieved of their duties if
Seventeen states across the country have joined together in a pledge to improve college graduation rates as part of the  Complete College America Alliance of States.

17 States Pledge to Improve College Graduation Rates

March 3, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
Seventeen states across the country have joined together in a pledge to improve college graduation rates as part of the Complete College America Alliance of States. The alliance, announced today,
The president of Middlebury College has introduced a plan that would cap the school's annual comprehensive cost increases at 1 percentage point above inflation, a proposal that would slow increases that have been running well above and independent of changes in the Consumer Price Index. The school's board is expected to approve the proposal prior to planning its budgets for the next year.

Middlebury College Plans to Place Ceiling on Tuition Hikes

February 16, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
The president of Middlebury College has introduced a plan that would cap the school's annual comprehensive cost increases at 1 percentage point above inflation, a proposal that would slow increases
Remember that Monroe College student who sued her alma mater when she failed to find a job?  Lansing Community College plans to introduce a new program next month that would provide training in high-demand fields and a guarantee of employment upon completion, or your money back. (The Monroe College student, Trina Thompson, sued for the full cost of her tuition, or about $70,000.)

Can't Find a Job? Get Your Money Back

February 12, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
Remember that Monroe College student who sued her alma mater when she failed to find a job? Lansing Community College plans to introduce a new program next month that would provide training in
Several colleges across the country have opened food banks to assist students struggling to make ends meet at a time when tuition costs continue to rise and schools look to find ways to recoup budget losses over the last academic year.

Food Banks Open Doors to College Students

February 9, 2010
by Scholarships.com Staff
Several colleges across the country have opened food banks to assist students struggling to make ends meet at a time when tuition costs continue to rise and schools look to find ways to recoup budget
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