*The Link Between Completion and Loan Repayment. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2OnYTb7

*Textbook Costs Drop as Nearly Half of Colleges Use OpenStax. Diverse Issues in Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2nkIqZu

*The Right Way Forward on College Completion. Real Clear Education reports: https://bit.ly/2ATgdTp

*Winners and Losers From DeVos Approach. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2nmfzUZ

*Where the Rhetoric Meets the Road. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2MryFE4

*College Financial Viability: The View Of Campus CFOs. Forbes reports: https://bit.ly/2M1HfNJ

*New York to college aid officers: Don’t talk about scholarships to press. The Times Union reports: https://bit.ly/2OlLyjn

*The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation. The New York Times reports: https://nyti.ms/2Mkc4Jp

*Colleges and Universities Woo Once-Overlooked Transfer Students. The New York Times reports: https://nyti.ms/2LVxNeH

*Aid official: Excelsior scholarship has lots of unanswered questions. The Times Union reports: https://bit.ly/2vvrfZV


* Making the case for higher ed in a job-focused world. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/sigye

* The Justice Department to take on affirmative action in college admissions. The New York Times reports: http://snip.ly/p0840

* The Hechinger Report – Colleges say they could lower tuition if they could talk to each other about it. The Hechinger Report writes: http://snip.ly/cclg9

* According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, to earn higher grades, students should set their goals on the shorter-term, more tangible parts of a class. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/aqs20

* National University is working to create a personalized education platform that combines three of the buzziest innovations in higher education — adaptive learning, competency-based learning and predictive analytics for student retention. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/wl78o

* Year-round Pell restoration is a great first step when it comes to student access and attainment writes Susan Johnson and Zakiya Smith of the Lumina Foundation. The piece issued by Evolllution: http://snip.ly/lzbwq

* Cost-conscious families are choosing in-state colleges. US News & World Report writes: http://snip.ly/gc76t

* Apprenticeship programs are gaining momentum. Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/faah4

* The House Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee last week heard from companies and programs that use the apprenticeship model to train workers for open positions. Community College Daily reports: http://snip.ly/chdnk

* What’s the secret of Merrimack’s success? The Huffington Post reports: http://snip.ly/hl9hg

* The U.S. Education Department has not approved any applications for student-loan forgiveness in cases of possible fraud since President Donald Trump took officeThe Associated Press reports: http://snip.ly/d2eod


* A new animated series ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ created by SVA Animation Department alum Ian Jones-Quartey premiered last night on Cartoon Network! http://snip.ly/ydo0k

LIM College alumni Brandon Coates, Class of 2010, was recently featured in Esquire magazine to talk about his clothing line, which debuted at NYFW last year. You can view his interview here: http://snip.ly/qy0xo

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*Education Dept.’s Deregulation Push Gets Mixed Reviews. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2OxCn05

*Issues of Accreditation Predominate in New Rulemaking Announced by Education Dept. The Chronicle of Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2LDDlKy

*Don’t Get Ride of the Income-Based Loan Repayment System. Fix It. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: https://bit.ly/2vpRNuH

*Applications Open for Federal OER Grant. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2v6XMoQ

*DeVos to Eliminate Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges. The NY Times reports: https://nyti.ms/2M9OGOV

*How one university leverages social media to help online students build community. Education Dive reports: https://bit.ly/2v2YLWf

*Accountability for All Colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2v6W3Qm


*The Democratic Alternative. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2OhDwsT

*Moody’s: Private-College Closures at 11 Per Year. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2uNt305

*Debt-free College? House Democrats introduce higher education bill. The Washington Post reports: https://wapo.st/2mEEwun

*FAFSA for Your Phone. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2mHb8DW

*Senate Passes Update to Perkins CTE Law. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2JSA8B7

*Obama’s Best Friend’s For-Profit University Faces Federal Investigation. The Daily Caller reports: https://bit.ly/2A1eqet

*Why We Need To Rethink Conventional Graduation Rates As A Measure Of Colleges’ Success. Forbes reports: https://bit.ly/2A3rxvI

*Summer college enrollment up as Pell Grant money flows, helping students to graduate faster. Ed Source reports: https://bit.ly/2uMplDJ

*Are too few college students asking for federal aid? The Hechinger Report reports: https://bit.ly/2mHtUuN

*Future-proof your college before it’s too late. eCampus News reports: https://bit.ly/2OcHZN6

*Democrats Prepping Own Higher Education Bill as GOP Stumbles. Bloomberg Government reports: https://bit.ly/2Ll8pOX

* The number of colleges and universities eligible to award federal financial aid dropped by 5.6 percent in 2016-17. The vast majority of disappearing institutions were for-profit colleges, but more than 30 private nonprofits were among them. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/wjn0s

* House GOP budget hints at changes to Pell. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/kho2v

* The GI Bill update, the first since 2011, removes 15-year time limit for benefits and awards semester of aid to veterans affected by closures of for-profit colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/bnpeq

* Student debt may be reducing home ownership. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://snip.ly/65klx

* The Trump administration is putting profits over students. The Hill (Opinion by Arne Duncan and John King): http://snip.ly/ic8wd

* Why aren’t students showing up for college? NRP reports: http://snip.ly/ga2ez

* Politico NY: Students attending New York’s proprietary colleges could miss out on the Enhanced Tuition Award program. Donna Stelling-Gurnett, president of the Association of Proprietary Colleges quoted: http://snip.ly/swjwh

* If Trump pulls back, can states do more to regulate for-profit colleges? Francis J. Felser, president of Bryant & Stratton College provides his perspective in The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://snip.ly/tzetb

* Ten myths surrounding financial aid and college affordability. Good Call writes: http://snip.ly/yeris


Monroe College offers new undergraduate degree program in computer networks and cybersecurity: http://bit.ly/2vlhZFQ

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