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College President Raises Concerns About Obama’s College Scorecard

Greater transparency about higher education is needed for America’s families, as they make decisions about where students will go to college.

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College Comparisons Easier With New College Scorecard

President Barack Obama's comments on higher education in his State of the Union address on Feb. 12 included holding colleges accountable for cost, value and quality

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Higher Ed Community Has Mixed Reviews on SOTU, College Scorecard

At Tuesday’s State of the Union (SOTU) address, President Barack Obama discussed the importance of education at all levels and after putting emphasis on early education and job training for high schoolers, he asked colleges and universities to work to make higher education more affordable for students.

Scorecard for Colleges Needs Work, Experts Say

The steps that President Obama promised in his State of the Union address to control college costs and give consumers more information on the prices and values of individual colleges drew tepid responses on Wednesday from educational groups, who said the measures seemed generally positive but had many blanks to be filled in.

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Minnesota's Pelowski Releases Details on Higher Education Hearings

Rep. Gene Pelowski has released details on what he calls the most intensive hearings on higher education funding and spending in more than a decade. Pelowski, DFL-Winona and chair of the House Higher Education Finance and Policy committee, said the proposed topics and questions are extensive.

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White House Releases College Cost Website

The White House is releasing a website designed to help college-bound students have a better sense of how much their education will cost and how much they can expect to pay in student loans.

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Fairness For Struggling Students Act Would Reform Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Rules

Three U.S. Senators unveiled legislation Wednesday to reverse a 2005 change in bankruptcy laws that makes it nearly impossible to have private student loan debt discharged.

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Clarity and Confusion From Tuition Calculators

Many families are approaching these new tools with caution, however, finding that they vary widely in thoroughness and clarity.

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