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The 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) spawned two huge problems in federal financial aid: It caused fights over arbitrary interest rates and it established an ill-designed student loan repayment program.

Degrees of Value: Evaluating the Return on the College Investment

As a knowledge-based workforce has trans­formed the American economy over the last several decades, few people have questioned the value of higher education. Enrollment has surged at all types of colleges—up by more than one-third in just the last decade—as the college credential has become the ticket to a better life. From a purely economic stand­point, the numbers back up the prevailing wisdom that college is worth it: College graduates earn more and are less likely to be unemployed than those with only high school diplomas.

State U Online

Mention online learning in higher education and the conversation quickly turns to the explosion of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, and the opportunities for delivering lower cost, quality education to the greatest number of students. Indeed, online learning is increasingly becoming a permanent fixture in higher education. Yet, the U.S. public higher education system has been visibly slower to embrace the potential of online learning.


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