* The White House budget proposal released this month would make significant cuts to college-prep programs for low-income and first-generation students but promises to do so guided by evidence of which ones are effective. But there are snags. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2nvenOd

* With IRS data tool down, lawmakers ask the Department of Education to assist students. Inside Higher Ed reports:  http://bit.ly/2oaCUv5

* According to a new study: Income-based repayment reduced defaults. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/2oaHQ2W

* Long road for regulatory rollbacks. Marc Jerome, president of Monroe College, quoted. Insider Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2oy7IlP

* In working to loosen proprietary-college regulation, contemporary politicians break decades of GOP precedent. The Atlantic reports: http://theatln.tc/2oqX5kB

* College is the goal. The problem? Getting there. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2nvtppk

* Free college didn’t die with the Clinton campaign. It’s just getting started. The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/2nW0okt

* Placement rates, other data colleges provide consumers are often alternative facts. The Hechinger Report explains: http://bit.ly/2o9bT7a

MEMBER NEWS

LIM College graduate Erica Young shares fashion industry career advice in WWD.com: http://bit.ly/2ngU7hu

Monroe College holds its 5th Annual Female Empowerment Event to inspire young women from area high schools to celebrate their individuality, reject unhealthy social pressures, and find the confidence and courage to pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals. http://bit.ly/2nV9el1

APC News

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APC Innovation Summit will be held Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. For more information, please contact Donna @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*In case you missed it (ICYMI) is a weekly e-newsletter designed to bring you the big higher education news you might have missed. Look for it every Wednesday!*

* A better marriage between college and job training – The Trump administration and many academics would like to see less focus on colleges as work force development centers. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2o4iZdf

* The Albany Business Review reports on why private colleges are worried about Cuomo’s free tuition proposal: http://bit.ly/2mRPWJJ

* Taylor Hansen, a former lobbyist for for-profit colleges, quit his job at the U.S. Department of Education on Friday. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/2o287fO

* The IRS and Department of Education just made applying for financial aid even more difficult. Student Loan Hero reports: http://bit.ly/2mqdrNH

* Should we re-think the traditional credit hour structure? Education Dive investigates: http://bit.ly/2n516LW

* Should college students be required to take a course in personal finance? The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2n5ZG5M

* CUNY to r
evamp remedial programs, hoping to lift graduation rates. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2nH8sZk

* Navigating our shameful, maddeningly complex student aid system. The New York Times Your Money columnist, Ron Lieber, writes: http://nyti.ms/2nKbwR9

* Amid ‘Trump Effect’ fear, 40 percent of colleges see dip in foreign applicants. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2o20ndH

MEMBER NEWS

* College Magazine names SVA the #1 school for visual arts! http://bit.ly/2nupZDp

Save the Date!

APC Innovation Summit will be held Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. For more information, please contact Donna @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*In case you missed it (ICYMI) is a weekly e-newsletter designed to bring you the big higher education news you might have missed. Look for it every Wednesday!*

* Former editorial writer and author, Tina Rosenberg, writes in the New York Times about when a few extra bucks can get students to the finish line: http://nyti.ms/2m0s9L3

* Taylor Hansen lobbied to weaken regulation of for-profit colleges. Since he joined the Education Department, it has started doing just that. ProPublica writes: http://bit.ly/2nkq8Ka

* What the working class wants. Economists discuss threading the needle between public expectations, student debt and employment outcomes at ACE annual meeting. Insider Higher Ed reports:  http://bit.ly/2mGuw34

* Free College Tuition Plan will likely be “Tweaked” writes Rick Karlin, reporter for the Times Union: http://bit.ly/2npNLhh

* Trump may give students debt relief that Obama refused. Bloomberg reports: http://bloom.bg/2mjCUnW

* OPINION: Students can’t repay loans without jobs — here’s how to navigate the ‘last mile’ from diploma to employment. The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/2nB0YTs

* Will international students stay away? Four in 10 colleges are seeing drops in applications from international students amid pervasive concerns that the political climate might keep them away. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2mGAlgU

* The 10 cities with the biggest skills gap. Forbes reports: http://bit.ly/2n7521c

* Working smarter, not harder, in admissions. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/2nkwn0k

* How scholarship websites sell students’ information to colleges and publishers. The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/2lLec3R

* According to Bob Gram, former senator and governor of Florida and co-chair of the National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education, Trump should look to higher education to make America great again. US News and World Report: http://bit.ly/2lXAbEt

MEMBER NEWS

* High school students from Suffolk County awarded Berkeley College scholarships. News LI reports: http://bit.ly/2nEQZNg

LIM College opens registration for 2017 Summer Fashion Lab: https://yhoo.it/2nnEppm

The College of Westchester Associate Provost, Joann Mulqueen recently took part in a professional development series titled, “Strategies to Build a Career in Higher Education: Tips and Techniques from Successful Women!” The event, hosted by the regional division of New York State’s ACE Women’s Network, took place in Sparkill, NY.

APC News

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APC Innovation Summit will be held Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. For more information, please contact Donna @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*In case you missed it (ICYMI) is a weekly e-newsletter designed to bring you the big higher education news you might have missed. Look for it every Wednesday!*

* Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new college scholarship proposal is more sweeping than Mario Cuomo’s was, but it may provide some lessons for Andrew Cuomo and legislators as they debate and negotiate during this month’s budget talks. Politico New York writes: http://politi.co/2n5rBAA

* Delay in Gainful Employment deadlines. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2n325Mw

* University of Phoenix president to step down. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2n31JFn

* Trump administration delays enforcement of Obama-era rules on for-profit colleges. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2miWIdM

* Free SUNY tuition would increase college access, reduce debt. The Democrat and Chronicle reports: http://on.rocne.ws/2mfWRgj

* The Dream Center Foundation, a charitable organization, will acquire the Education Management Corporation and convert its remaining campuses from for-profit status to nonprofit. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2nbokz4

* Study on first-year students finds that those who felt a connection with the university during orientation were more likely to stay enrolled. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2mgb50G

* eCampus News reports on five innovative strategies to support non-traditional students: http://bit.ly/2mKEwru

MEMBER NEWS

Monroe College’s Culinary Institute of New York to host ninth annual “America’s Best High School Chef” competition this weekend. IT Business Net reports:  http://bit.ly/2mlK2To

* Marvel CCO and SVA alum Joe Quesada shared some new, uncolored artwork from his “Logan” “X-Men” comic on Tumblr. CBR reports: http://bit.ly/2lYX4mr

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APC Innovation Summit will be held Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. For more information, please contact Donna Gurnett @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

APC Student Advocacy Day

More than 70 APC students, faculty and administrators visited Albany yesterday to encourage lawmakers to increase funding for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), making it available to more New York students.

Five Towns College’s student Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra performed to show support for TAP.  (Photo #1)

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan addressed the student musicians. (Photo #2)

 What’s more, News 10-WTEN ABC / WXXA Fox News 23 interviewed APC’s Donna Gurnett about this year’s legislative agenda!

Please check APC’s website in the coming days for additional event photos.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

* According to a new report, black students graduate, on average, at a rate 22-percentage points lower than white students. Closing that gap will require individual institutions to improve completion rates and highly selective colleges to enroll more black students. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2ly83U8

* The Hechinger Report takes a look at where black college students do best, and worst: http://bit.ly/2mKHpbb

* The Education Department needs to better monitor colleges’ finances to prevent another costly fiasco like the 2014 collapse of Corinthian Colleges, says the agency’s Office of Inspector General. Inside Higher Ed’s Paul Fain writes: http://bit.ly/2lqUQMo

* Paul Ryan expresses support for year-round Pell. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2lTRvZJ

* A bitter fight begins over an Obama education legacy. Bloomberg News reports: http://bloom.bg/2mBbqLa

* Meredith Twombly, dean of Enrollment and Retention, Hampshire College writes about the metrics that matter in the publication Evolllution: http://bit.ly/2mdOX9s

* What does it really take to build a flourishing online learning program? eCampus News reports: http://bit.ly/2l84ckw

* N.Y. Republicans counter free public college plan, Inside Higher Ed reports:  http://bit.ly/2lWWpmO

* Governor Cuomo is proposing free college tuition, but are his plan’s rules too strict? Chalkbeat writes: http://bit.ly/2lzJ4AK

MEMBER NEWS

Berkeley College President, Michael J. Smith, is featured in an article in NJBIZ, where he discusses new ways the college is telling its story and connecting with students. http://bit.ly/2lYiweM 

* ‘Modernity at Its Best’: Berkeley College fashion professor recalls influence of nylon. USA Today reports: http://bit.ly/2mtKqQT

*LIM College students awarded Underfashion Club scholarships worth $5,000 toward college tuition. The Morning Call: http://bit.ly/2mFsIXt and the News Chief report: http://bit.ly/2mFHcqo

 *Michael Spencer, vice president of Commercial Lending at TD Bank, will address students at The College of Westchester (CW) as part of the college’s Black History Month celebrations. More information can be found on CW’s Facebook page.

 *In case you missed it (ICYMI) is a weekly e-newsletter designed to bring you the big higher education news you might have missed. Look for it every Wednesday!*