Microsoft Gold Partner MazikGlobal unveils a comprehensive higher ed solution that accomplishes recruitment, administration, financial aid, course management and more, all integrated with the Microsoft Dynamics Platform.
There are a few dictums that have enjoyed pride of place in black American families alongside “Honor your parents” and “Do unto others” since at least Emancipation. One of them is this: The road to freedom passes through the schoolhouse doors.
Startup has built a crowdfunding platform to help parents pay for their kids’ college education. Parents create campaigns on Instagrad where friends and family can invest in a child’s established 529 savings plan.
College students recently testified before the Oregon legislature, and the pain of increasing tuition was clear on their faces. They were stressed from overworking, over-borrowing, and the constant worry that the next bill may be the tipping point.
Economic trends are beginning to undermine access to higher education—America’s golden ticket to the middle class. The cost of college has vastly outpaced the growth of the economy; in 2012, the total debt from student loans exceeded both credit card debt and auto loans.
Sallie Mae, formally named SLM Corp., said last week that the two separate companies – an education loan management business and a consumer banking business – would help unlock value and boost its long-term growth potential.
Tuition at four-year UW campuses has risen above the rate of inflation since 1987, even as state support has lagged inflation since 1980, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. That leaves many students with a difficult choice — work endless hours or graduate deep in debt.
Dozens of Boston area schools have stepped up in support of a proposal put on the table by Sen. Elizabeth Warren which would essentially stop interest rates for students to borrow from doubling, and set the rates equal to those given to large financial institutions like banks.
Dark clouds are forming over America’s public universities as the Wall Street mindset spreads across more of our institutions. A decade of excessive spending based largely on unlimited student loans is looming dangerously over a major national asset.