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Report Finds 'Call Deflection' Loan Servicing Scheme

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) released the results of a years-long investigation into industry mismanagement of the student loan system. “This report shines a spotlight on the incompetence, malfeasance, and blatant disregard of a company that should be trying to help borrowers achieve their dreams,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten.

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IDR Recertification Deadline Delayed Until Late 2024: What it Means For You

Student Loan Planner

On Friday March 1, Department of Ed decided to abruptly delay recertification of Income Driven Repayment (IDR) for borrowers until “no earlier than late September 2024.” For many borrowers, this could mean that you don't have to share information about your current income until mid to late 2025. Borrowers who were asked to recertify already… The post IDR Recertification Deadline Delayed Until Late 2024: What it Means For You appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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New Ways to Support Community College Student Health

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A widespread health crisis is undermining American community colleges, with many current and potential students exhibit high rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, food insecurity, and more. The challenges predate the pandemic but were exacerbated by it. The COVID-19 infection itself also appears to have made the situation worse.

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How Active Minds Speakers Can Help You Create Lasting Mental Health Change

Active Minds

Research shows that peer-to-peer outreach is the best way to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health and to encourage people to seek help if they need it. Since 2009, the Active Minds Speakers have provided mental health outreach for students and young adults nationwide, sharing their personal stories regarding mental health struggles and resilience.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Meet the Your Place in Space Challenge Winners

Ed.gov Homeroom

High school teachers across the country worked with their students this past fall to enter the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department’s) Your Place in Space Challenge. The challenge was the first in the CTE Momentum series, which prepares high school students for rewarding careers and increases access to career and technical education (CTE). Through the Continue Reading The post Meet the Your Place in Space Challenge Winners appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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For the Culture: A Personal Reflection of Resilience, Inspiration and Advocacy

Believe in Students

There are many aspects of Black History Month that I hold close to my heart. However, a couple stand out, especially as I reflect on how often I am the only Black person in many of the professional spaces I occupy. First, I am profoundly moved by the purposeful, anti-performative efforts from our organizations and institutions to elevate Black voices, commemorate Black achievements, and pay homage to the towering Black figures—upon whose shoulders I stand—whose indomitable spirit has shaped both

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A New Approach to College Admissions Testing Policies

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. Dear Junior: You’ve probably heard many colleges are updating their admissions policies regarding the submission of test scores. Since you’ve expressed an interest in applying to Everold College, we thought we’d reach out and let you know we’ve updated our policy as well. Everold had long required SAT or ACT test scores, feeling these scores give us a clearer understanding of where students stood nationally.

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Volume Alert: Dive into the Latest on Student Aid and Pell Grant Eligibility

College Aid Services

Two volumes from the 2024-2025 Federal Student Aid Handbook regarding student eligibility for awards, parent borrowers, and Pell Grants are now publicly available. To access all nine volumes of the handbook or submit any questions that you may have, visit FSA’s Knowledge Center as well as their Customer Support webpages. Specifically, Federal Student Aid published… More » Volume Alert: Dive into the Latest on Student Aid and Pell Grant Eligibility The post Volume Alert: Dive into the

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Using Food Thermometers

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Did you know 66% of people do not use food thermometers correctly? If food temperatures are not checked regularly, people are at higher risk of a foodborne illness. Research by the USDA shows one out of four hamburgers turn brown before they reach the minimum internal temperature. The color of cooked food does not determine its doneness. Check meats in the thickest part of the food without touching any bone or fat.

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Dr. Winnifred R. Brown-Glaude, The College of New Jersey

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Winnifred Brown-Glaude is professor of African American studies and sociology and anthropology at The College of New Jersey. Brown-Glaude is the former chair of the Department of African American Studies, where she spearheaded the development of its major. She researches race, gender, and informal economies in the Anglophone Caribbean. As an author and co-author, she has written several articles and books including Higglers in Kingston: Women’s Informal Work in Jamaica , The Toni Morrison Bo

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From Legacy to Action: Reflections on Black History Month and the Ongoing Pursuit of Justice

Believe in Students

I was a young child when Black History Month came to national consciousness. I remember my dad using the opportunity to teach me, barely in school, about the history of Black achievement and leadership in this country. As an Iowan, I learned about George Washington Carver’s scientific achievements and Alexander Clark’s work creating the first integrated schools in the country.

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Parent PLUS Loans: An Unconventional Back-to-School Consolidation Loophole That’s Closing Soon

Student Loan Planner

As a Parent PLUS Loan borrower, you might’ve gotten a federal student loan for your child’s education as an act of love. In return, you might’ve gotten a pretty bum deal. That’s because this type of education loan comes with an interest rate on the high end and limited access to repayment options. Some Parent… The post Parent PLUS Loans: An Unconventional Back-to-School Consolidation Loophole That’s Closing Soon appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Department of Education Forgives $1.2 Billion in Loans for 153,000 SAVE Plan Borrowers

College Aid Services

Last week, the White House unveiled another round of student loan debt relief that will impact over 100,000 Americans and brings the total amount forgiven to nearly $138 billion. This will primarily impact those who borrowed $12,000 or less as a student and made eligible payments for the past 10 years. Read the full press… More » Department of Education Forgives $1.2 Billion in Loans for 153,000 SAVE Plan Borrowers The post Department of Education Forgives $1.2 Billion in Loans for 153,000

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Curtis P. Lawrence Excellence in Advising Award Winners Announced

Missouri State Academic Advising and Transfer Cent

Dr. Aida Hass-Wisecup, Dr. Billie Follensbee, and Heather M. Luellen will be recognized as the recipients of the 2024 Curtis P. Lawrence Excellence in Advising Awards at the Kathy J. Davis Master Advisor Reception on March 19, 2024, from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Union Club in Plaster Student Union. Each will be presented with a plaque and $1500 award.

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University of Maryland Reckons with the Past

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

University of Maryland campus, Memorial Chapel. The University of Maryland (UMD) has released its first report covering the history of their institution and its intersection with slavery, The 1856 Project – Reconstructing the Truth. Its goal, stated in the report, is to become a “blue print for a richer understanding of generations of racialized trauma rooted in the institution.

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6 Ways to Motivate Your Team to Overcome Adversity: Life After FAFSA® Simplification

HEAG

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb — a reference to the weather, of course. For financial aid professionals this is an apt description of what we hope March will bring in terms … Read more ».

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The Council for Opportunity in Education Announces New Partnership with the Institute of International Education Center for Access and Equity

COE

The Council for Opportunity in Education Announces New Partnership with the Institute of International Education Center for Access and Equity February 26, 2024 — by Terrance L. Hamm Discover how the IIE Center for Access and Equity’s partnership with COE is revolutionizing study abroad opportunities for low-income, first-generation, and disabled students.

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Department of Education Lays Out Next Steps for 24-25 FAFSA

College Aid Services

As part of their ongoing Better FAFSA support strategy, the federal government has outlined what institutions can expect over the next several days in terms of implementation support. These resources include a technical update to the SAI formula, the release of 100 test ISIRs, open-source tool enhancements, and testing for FTI-SAIG mailbox connectivity.

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key words – contribution

Patter by Pat Thomson

The dictionary definitions of contribution are: A gift or payment The part played by a person or thing in bringing about a result or helping something to advance and A piece of writing submitted for publication in a journal or book When scholars talk about contribution it might be 3. A contribution might be a piece we have submitted to an edited collection, a text book, an anthology of cases or an encyclopaedia.

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Dr. Elizabeth Dooley, University of Central Florida

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Elizabeth Dooley is a professor of exceptional student education in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Central Florida College of Community Innovation and Education. She is the academic program director for the Ph.D. Teaching Learning and Development Track. Dooley, who also co-founded the West Virginia University Health Sciences Technology Academy to enhance underserved youths’ academic college preparedness, was the first woman and African American to be named provost and v

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3 Ways Advocate Flex Enhances Student Support

Symplicity

In the realm of higher education, the wellbeing and success of students are paramount. Universities and colleges are increasingly recognizing the importance of holistic support for students beyond academics. Symplicity's Advocate Flex emerges as a powerful tool that can revolutionize student support services by addressing a wide array of needs, from food insecurity to transportation challenges, equity issues, and more.

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For the Culture: A Personal Reflection of Resilience, Inspiration and Advocacy

Believe in Students

I was a young child when Black History Month came to national consciousness. I remember my dad using the opportunity to teach me, barely in school, about the history of Black achievement and leadership in this country. As an Iowan, I learned about George Washington Carver’s scientific achievements and Alexander Clark’s work creating the first integrated schools in the country.

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FSA Releases Guidelines for Direct Assessment Programs

College Aid Services

In a Dear Colleague letter, the Department of Education provided the requirements for institutions who want to receive Title IV aid for direct assessment programs. The letter contains a detailed overview of the guidelines, recent changes to application process, and where administrators can find additional resources if they have questions or concerns.

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Why Most College Grads Should Seek Student Loan Forgiveness Using SAVE

Student Loan Planner

The SAVE plan has truly changed the math behind college loan repayment, particularly for undergraduate degree holders. Being debt free has psychological advantages, but the math is undeniable that the average college graduate should pursue student loan forgiveness instead of debt repayment. How the SAVE plan works for undergraduate degree holders Under SAVE (which stands… The post Why Most College Grads Should Seek Student Loan Forgiveness Using SAVE appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology Outreach Efforts Earn It Hispanic-Serving Status

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology has earned the federal distinction of being a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Dr Teik C. Lim The institute — which operates at the highest tier of research (R1) — reached its goal a year ahead of schedule, after launching its Hispanic and Latinx Leadership Council to fuel Hispanic student enrollment and deepen relationships with Hispanic and Latinx alumni, businesses, and organizations.

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Key takeaways from the Australian University Accords

Symplicity

Heralded as the new “blueprint” for changes to higher education for decades to come, Australian’s Federal education minister Jason Clare has released the much anticipated Universities Accord. This is the first broad review of higher education in Australia since 2008. This marks, as The University of Melbourne’s Gwilym Croucher told The Conversation , the “most significant changes to higher education in a generation.

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How to Decide Which College Campuses to Visit Before Applying in the Fall

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

One of the most exciting parts of the college application process is actually deciding where to apply. There’s so many options! As spring break and summer vacation arrive, it can be a perfect time of year to schedule college visits. College visits are a great way to actually see which campuses might be a good fit for you, and to be able to talk to current students, the financial aid office, and visit the cities the schools are in.

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SAIG Software, EDconnect 8.6.1 Updates are Now Available; Required for 2024-25

College Aid Services

The Department of Education has released an updated version of Edconnect 8.6.1, which is now available on the Knowledge Center’s “Software and Other Tools” website. The upgraded software is required to receive Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) in the new FTI-SAIG mailbox for the 2024–25 award year and beyond. POSTED DATE February 27, 2024 AUTHOR… More » SAIG Software, EDconnect 8.6.1 Updates are Now Available; Required for 2024-25 The post SAIG Software,

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Top Myths About Whole Life Insurance Exposed: Why Investing Is the Smarter Choice

Student Loan Planner

Whole life insurance is often debated in financial circles. Is it a bad investment? Yes. If you’re thinking of (or are being pitched) whole life insurance as an investment strategy, that is a bad idea. Is whole life insurance a scam? No, but even though it isn’t a scam, it is almost certainly a bad… The post Top Myths About Whole Life Insurance Exposed: Why Investing Is the Smarter Choice appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Transfer Enrollments Increased Fall 2023

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In fall of 2023, 5.3% more students than the previous year were able to successfully transfer to a new institution. That’s according to the latest report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, a nonprofit studying data from a majority of postsecondary institutions in the U.S. While overall enrollments are still down (with about 100,000 students missing from community college since the start of the pandemic), the data show that student mobility has increased, particularly transf

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How to be a More Effective Listener

Steve Keating

Many people who claim to want to be better communicators focus almost entirely on speaking more clearly. But effective speaking and effective communicating are two very different things. You cannot communicate effectively if you can’t listen effectively. Truly great communicators know that’s a fact. The benefits of being a more effective listener cannot be overstated.

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Unlock a world of education with affordable study abroad programs

IEFA

Dreaming of studying abroad but worried about the financial burden? Fear not! With the right strategies and resources, you can unlock a world of affordable study abroad education without emptying your bank account. This blog post will guide you through budget-friendly study abroad opportunities, financial aid options, practical cost-saving tips, work-study and internship opportunities and more.

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FSA Releases Guidance for Student Eligibility, Pell Grant Calculations

College Aid Services

Two volumes from the 2024-2025 Federal Student Aid Handbook regarding student eligibility for awards, parent borrowers, and Pell Grants are now publicly available. To access all nine volumes of the handbook or submit any questions that you may have, visit FSA’s Knowledge Center as well as their Customer Support webpages. POSTED DATE: February 28, 2024… More » FSA Releases Guidance for Student Eligibility, Pell Grant Calculations The post FSA Releases Guidance for Student Eligibility,

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