In a June Memorandum President Obama announced that, in addition to expanding the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) repayment option, improving loan counseling was chief among the administration's priorities. Obama tasked the Secretary of Education-- and Secretary of the Treasury, where appropriate-- with developing and implementing new strategies to get informati […]
"As the population of prospective college students becomes more diverse, efforts to expand their opportunities have come from not only advocacy groups and researchers, but also the White House," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
"Trustees at many American colleges and universities abandoned the public trust and allowed standards to slip even as costs soared and public confidence in higher education declined, a report says," according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
"There will be fewer first-time and transfer students in the University of Maine System this fall, but more of them are coming from outside the state and paying higher tuition – good news for the cash-strapped system," the Portland Press Herald reports.