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July 5, 2016

‘Passport’ for Transfer

Professors and academic leaders from seven western states have rolled out an “interstate passport” to help students transfer across state lines without losing credits for what they learn in general education courses. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education helped lead the project, which has been in the works for five years. The Carnegie Corporation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have contributed funding.

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July 5, 2016

College deadlines complicate Early FAFSA

The Obama administration’s new Oct. 1 FAFSA release date was supposed to make it easier for students to apply for financial aid — giving students and their families three additional months to fill out the all-important financial aid form. But while the White House giveth extra time, some colleges taketh away.

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July 5, 2016

Families Often Underestimate Financial Aid Eligibility

Just 24 percent of parents and 37 percent of students believe they will qualify for financial aid, according to a national survey of more than 5,000 high school students and parents released today by Royall & Company, a division of EAB. That is significantly fewer families than the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) says actually receive aid in the form of grants or low-interest loans from the federal government: 85 percent of all college-going students.

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