Category Archives: College Funding

U.S. Colleges See A Big Bump In International Students



From NPR News

The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities jumped last year — in a big way. It’s up 10 percent, to roughly 975,000, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education and backed by the State Department.

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The Online College That’s Helping Undocumented Students

From NPR News

Federal law does not prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college, but it does something nearly as effective, banning them from receiving government aid. In recent years, though, some undocumented students have stumbled upon a little-known, non-profit, online university that doesn’t charge tuition and doesn’t care about students’ legal status.

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Making Sure College Is Worth The Cost

From NPR News

The US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, the leaderboard of competitive college admissions, are out this week. And all this week on All Things Consideredwe’ve been talking with students who graduated from high school in Montgomery County, Md., four or five years ago.

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American families spent 16% more on college this year

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Americans say they spent 16% more on college expenses during the 2014-15 school year than the year before, according to Sallie Mae’s annual “How Americans pay for college” report.

Families shelled out an average of $24,164 to cover college costs during the 2014-15 school year, compared to $20,882 the year prior. It’s the first time in five years that families have increased college spending year over year, according to Sallie Mae.

The rising cost of college is certainly one factor that could be contributing to this significant bump, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

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