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HBCUs Can Help Reverse the Black College Enrollment Recession

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Over the past decade, Black college and university enrollment has been dropping at alarming rates, declining 22% from 2010 and 2020. We can expect this recession of Black enrollment to continue in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision removing race as a consideration in college admissions. However, those who seek to create equal opportunity for everyone in America have overcome far greater obstacles before.

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Free College Programs in New Mexico and Arizona Can Help More Students Receive an Economic Return from Higher Education

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

By: Genevieve Garcia Kendrick and Kim Dancy While scope and design vary across states, one thing has become increasingly clear: f ree college programs are an important policy lever to increase affordability and expand the delivery of postsecondary value. T wo programs in New Mexico and Arizona demonstrate promising approaches to us ing state resources to help students afford college and ultimately ensure they receive an economic return on their investment in higher education.

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Navigating the CSS Profile: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

College Aid Consulting Services

I created this CSS Profile: A Comprehensive Guide as a financial aid consultant with over 34 years of experience to help you. I have dedicated my career to helping families navigate the complex world of college financial aid. In this comprehensive guide, I will provide expert insights to help you understand the CSS Profile. My goal is to ensure that your child receives the maximum financial aid possible.

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Improving Your Mental Wellness: Where to Start

Active Minds

The clinical definition of well-being comprises four components: the individual realizes their abilities, can cope with the everyday stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can contribute to their community. Simple, right? If only. In my one and half years as a college student, I have learned the importance of stress management , which directly connects to mental wellness.

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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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Report Presents New Approach to Increasing Completion Rates at Public Institutions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Complete College America makes a case for a shift in higher education funding formulas. In the new report, “Ending Unfunded Mandates in Higher Education: Using Completion-Goals Funding to Improve Accountability and Outcomes,” Complete College America (CCA) calls on states to evolve beyond performance-based funding to what they call completion-goals funding.

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Good News: More Borrowers Will Soon Be Eligible for Debt Cancellation After 10 Years

NCLC Student Loan Borrower Assistance

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that some borrowers will soon begin receiving debt cancellation after as few as 10 years in repayment, instead of the 20 to 25 years of payments previously required for most borrowers. Starting in February, borrowers who are enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan and who originally took out $12,000 or less in federal student loans will have any remaining balance on their loans canceled after 10 years of qualifying time in repay

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The Role Youth and Young Adults Play in Mental Health Legislation

Active Minds

In 2020, the Arizona State Legislature passed Jake’s Law , a multi-faceted piece of legislation aimed at increasing access to behavioral health services (including mental healthcare) in schools, improving mental health parity in health insurance, and reevaluating the state of youth mental health in the state of Arizona. This included the establishment of an $8,000,000 fund to cover school-based behavioral health services for any uninsured or underinsured student referred to services by their sch

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CSU Opens Up Access to Transfer Planner to All California Community College Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Community college students in California will now have an easier time lining up their academic progress to transfer to a California State University (CSU) system school, now that CSU has opened up access to its recent Transfer Planner to even more students. Cal State LA CSU’s Transfer Planner – created by enrollment management technology company Liaison International – is an online platform where students who are attending or going to attend a California community college can see whether their p

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Dissertation Stress As Deadlines Approach

Student Minds

Amber shares her tips on how to avoid dissertation stress as it gets closer to the panic period! - Amber With the final year we can expect a little bit of stress. However, with the added dissertation we must come to adapt to more stress that will become familiar to us. This does not mean it is something to avoid though! It is a combination of our previous years of hard work and research finally combined into a project that we created and came to love despite all of the stress.

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The Fraud Factor

Counseling Today

Imposter syndrome can hold some counselors back, which is why it’s important to learn to recognize and manage it. The post The Fraud Factor appeared first on Counseling Today.

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How to Stop Procrastinating…NOW

Steve Keating

One of the least productive things we can do is to do something tomorrow that we should have done today. Some people call that procrastinating. I call it a waste. Not only did we likely waste time yesterday when we should have been doing what we finally did today, but we’re very possibly not doing what we should have been doing today because of it. Procrastinating is one of life’s great stress creators.

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How Colleges and Universities Nationwide are Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As Dr. Martin Luther King Day approaches this year, colleges and universities across the nation are gearing up once again to celebrate and honor the life and legacy of the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Morehouse College With programming ranging from panels and performances to service in the community – and much more in between – many institutions are planning to commemorate the occasion for longer than just the one day itself.

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Better FAFSA Better Future Webinar Series: January–February 2024

College Aid Services

FSA is conducting another set of webinars designed to answer your most pressing questions about the new FAFSA application. The online sessions will be held using a Q&A format and the complete details to access each webinar are located below: PUBLICATION DATE: January 05, 2024 DCL ID: ANN-24-01 SUBJECT: Live Internet Webinars – Better FAFSA… More » Better FAFSA Better Future Webinar Series: January–February 2024 The post Better FAFSA Better Future Webinar Series: January–February 2024 f

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The Failure of FAFSA

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. My December holiday had a rough start. I went to my usual bagel place on a weekday, in the middle of the morning, and walked right up to the counter—no line, no massive crowd. Without even turning around, the clerk who was in the throes of making a bagel sandwich said “We aren’t taking any new orders.” How odd, I thought. The door was open, the lights were on, and there were clearly enough bagels in the baskets to feed an army.

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How to Develop More Discipline in Your Life

Steve Keating

I had a conversation with a friend a while back and he said that once you have discipline in your life everything is easy. I only wish that were true. That reality is that doing hard things is hard. Discipline allows you to do them anyway. It doesn’t make them easy. My definition of discipline is wanting something more in the future than the something that you want today.

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Academic Progress at FBS Schools Continues, But So Do Racial Disparities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) has issued “Keeping Score When It Counts: Assessing the Academic Records of the 2023-2024 Bowl-Bound College Football Teams.” The study assesses football teams at 82 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) institutions. NCAA statistics were used for this study. The overall academic success of college football student-athletes has remained the same from last year with an 83% Graduation Success Rate (GSR), but the gap between Black and white football

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Breaking: FAFSA Now Available 24/7

College Aid Services

FSA announces that the 24-25 FAFSA will no longer be limited to specific time frames and families can access the form regularly as in previous years. Over one million applications have already been processed over the last few weeks since the FAFSA’s release and the Department encourages families to continue doing so. To access the… More » Breaking: FAFSA Now Available 24/7 The post Breaking: FAFSA Now Available 24/7 first appeared on College Aid Services.

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Internalizing Our Authority

Counseling Today

Two counselors discuss how categories denoting experience level (such as the term “new professional”) affect one’s sense of professional identity. The post Internalizing Our Authority appeared first on Counseling Today.

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Scholarship America Announces New Chief Growth Officer Abigail Seldin

Scholarship America

MINNEAPOLIS (January 8, 2024) – Scholarship America, the nation’s largest scholarship administrator, has selected Abigail Seldin as its new Chief Growth Officer. Seldin will join the nonprofit organization’s Executive Team and lead the marketing, development, and partner solutions departments. “Last year, Scholarship America delivered more than $300 million to students in partnership with Fortune 500 corporations, philanthropic organizations, and individual sponsors committed to student success,

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ASALH to Celebrate African Americans and the Arts at Annual Luncheon

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has announced its Annual Black History luncheon and theme of African Americans and the Arts for 2024. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has announced its Annual Black History luncheon and theme of African Americans and the Arts for 2024. Association for the Study of African American Life and History “In celebrating the entire history of African Americans and the arts, the Association for the Study

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Department Releases 23-24 FSA Assessments and 24-25 Application, Verification Guide

College Aid Services

The Department of Education has made the 24-25 Application and Verification Guide as well as the 23-24 FSA Assessments resource available online. To obtain a digital copy of both documents, read the instructions below. On January 23rd at 2pm, College Aid Services will be hosting a webinar session on the 2024-2025 Verification process and how… More » Department Releases 23-24 FSA Assessments and 24-25 Application, Verification Guide The post Department Releases 23-24 FSA Assessments and 24-

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3 Keys to Designing an Effective Early Alert Program

Civitas Learning

Early alerts are a typical student success practice, and in theory, they’re a positive system to have in place. However, the latest research increasingly suggests that early alert systems can backfire, causing harm to both students and institutions. Poorly designed early alert programs can discourage students from engaging, overwhelm staff, and perpetuate existing biases.

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Student Loan Nightmare: The Latest Student Loan Servicing and Forbearance Problems

Student Loan Planner

The return to repayment is not going very well for millions of student loan borrowers. The Covid forbearance (also known as the student loan pause) ended in the fall of 2023. Most federal student loan borrowers had three-and-a-half years of suspended payments and no interest accrual. The forbearance period also counted toward student loan forgiveness… The post Student Loan Nightmare: The Latest Student Loan Servicing and Forbearance Problems appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Lilly Endowment Awards $100M Grant to United Negro College Fund

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $100 million unrestricted grant to support the United Negro College Fund’s capital campaign. The United Negro College Fund comprises 37 member colleges and universities in support of students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs. United Negro College Fund Inc. UNCF announced that it is undertaking a $1 billion capital campaign that includes five components: student scholarships; unrestricted funds to enhance the endowments for

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2024–25 FAFSA Submission Summary Mock-Ups

College Aid Services

The English and Spanish FAFSA Submission Summary are now available online as a training resource for financial aid professionals. To access the documents, click the PDF links at the bottom of the FSA press release below. POSTED DATE: January 05, 2024 SUBJECT: 2024–25 FAFSA Submission Summary Mock-Ups Mock-ups of the final versions of the 2024–25… More » 2024–25 FAFSA Submission Summary Mock-Ups The post 2024–25 FAFSA Submission Summary Mock-Ups first appeared on College Aid Services.

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Transfer Advocate Blog, Issue 19

Missouri State Academic Advising and Transfer Cent

Missouri State News Campbell Keele Receives National Award Campbell Keele, coordinator of transfer initiatives in the Academic Advising and Transfer Center, has been selected as a recipient of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) “Transfer Champion-Rising Star Award.” This national award is only awarded to four recipients a year.

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Top 10 Tax Deductions Physicians Often Overlook

Student Loan Planner

Managing taxes is an important aspect of financial planning for physicians. But it goes much further than just filing a tax return every year. By strategically claiming eligible tax write-offs, you can reduce your tax burden. Ensure you aren’t leaving your hard-earned money on the table — keep an eye on these best tax deductions… The post Top 10 Tax Deductions Physicians Often Overlook appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Lincoln University President Placed on Paid Leave Following Suicide of School Vice President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Lincoln University President Dr. John B. Moseley has been placed on paid leave voluntarily while personnel and mental health concerns are externally reviewed following the Jan. 8 suicide of Lincoln vice president Dr. Antionette "Bonnie" Candia-Bailey. Dr. John B. Moseley Tyler Beck/KOMU Moseley's professional relationship with Candia-Bailey, according to sources, was poor.

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Knack Earns Its 2024 SOC 2 Type 2 Certification

Knack

Just under a year after announcing our System and Organizational Controls (SOC) 2 Type 1 certification , we’re proud to announce that Knack is entering the new year having undergone a more rigorous version of this certification: the SOC 2 Type 2.

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The 2024-2025 FAFSA is Live – Or Is It?

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

A Soft Launch of This Year’s Financial Aid Application is Causing Frustration For months, parents, students, and financial aid experts alike have been waiting for the 2024-2025 FAFSA to go live. The Education Department opened the FAFSA this month – in a soft launch that’s causing confusion and frustration for applicants. While the application is technically live, it’s only been available for small windows of time with maintenance work locking individuals out frequently… and that’s just on

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Your Action Plan to Dispute Student Loans

Student Loan Planner

Dealing with student loans is frustrating, but it can be even more overwhelming if you’re facing a student loan dispute with your loan servicer. If you have an issue to report, here’s a guide on how to dispute student loans and what to do next if you need to escalate the matter. Typical issues leading… The post Your Action Plan to Dispute Student Loans appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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10 U.S. Universities Selected to Advance Systemic Change in Doctoral STEM Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced the recipients of 10 seed grants to launch its Sloan Centers for Systemic Change (SCSC) initiative to transform their doctoral education programs in STEM fields. Dr. Christa Mahlobo is honored at a ceremony recognizing her attainment of a Ph.D. in human development from The Pennsylvania State University. National Action Council For Minorities In Engineering The grants, totaling $2.5 million, mark the start of a new phase of grant-making in the Sloan F

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Course of Study

Arcadia University

BFA Requirements Credits Students are required to take 72 credits in studio courses and 12 credits in Art History for the BFA degree. Four Studio art courses (12 credits) FA 102 Studio Art Foundations I (3 credits) FA 103 Studio Art Foundations II (3 credits) FA 104 Drawing I (3 credits) FA 105 Drawing II (3 credits) Three courses in Art History (12 credits) – should be taken before senior year One 100-level course in Art History, including: AH 111 Western Art: Renaissance to Modern or AH