Higher Education: The Facts, Risks, and True Cost Skyrocketing college costs make higher education seem like a pipe dream for many. In this article, we discuss the evolving facts and risks associated with getting a higher degree – and the true costs of going to college that no one is talking about. New FAFSA Rules As of January 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education laid down some new laws for parents who want to help their students with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Free eBook Open Source collections Free ebooks collections You may be interested in the following free ebooks. Please note that individual records will not appear in a search of LibrarySearch or Newton. How Technology is Changing the Way Colleges Recruit Technology has transformed the way colleges run — from classrooms to learning management systems to handing in homework. It’s also changed the way colleges recruit students. Most colleges now only accept paperless applications and students normally interact with a college digitally before they even visit or apply. Admissions offices are not only taking advantage of the new ways in which they can get students excited about their school, but entrepreneurs are looking at how they can help students in their college search. YouVisit, a website that takes prospective students on virtual tours, was created by international students who were frustrated at the lack of materials they were given over the web.
The Death of Textbooks? Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience. At a recent sit-down with executives representing one of the biggest players in the textbook industry, my colleague and I felt surprisingly out of touch. The executives spent most of the meeting touting the evolving market, namely how their newfound allegiance to digital learning materials—rather than old-school physical textbooks—would place them at the forefront of the new wave of education technology. Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks College students could save an average of $128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low-cost “open-source” electronic versions, a new report finds. The Student Public Interest Research Groups, state-based advocacy groups that promote affordable textbook options, analyzed open-source pilot programs at five colleges and found that the savings for students can be significant. While the price of textbooks at four-year schools pales in comparison to the cost of tuition, the cost still can weigh heavily on students with tight budgets. The average cost for books and supplies for the current academic year is between $1,200 and $1,300, depending on the type of school attended, according to the College Board.
7 Common Myths about Financial Aid College application deadlines are fast approaching and you may be wondering if you can even afford to go to college. What you might not know is that the federal government provides almost $150 billion a year to help students just like you pay for college. Right now, you’re probably thinking of all of the reasons why you won’t qualify for financial aid. Financial Aid Errors No College Student Should Make One of the worst mistakes you can make with college financial aid is simply failing to file the all-important Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The U.S. Department of Education began accepting FAFSA applications for the 2015-16 academic year on Jan. 1, and most forms of financial help - grants, loans, work study - depend on your turning it in.
The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources and maybe even used some in your classroom. But the world of OERs is growing constantly, with more quality resources available every day. If you aren’t taking advantage of them yet, now is a great time to take a closer look. ByPhil Izzo As college graduates in the Class of 2014 prepare to shift their tassels and accept their diplomas, they leave school with one discouraging distinction: They’re the most indebted class ever. The average Class of 2014 graduate with student-loan debt has to pay back some $33,000, according to an analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at Edvisors, a group of web sites about planning and paying for college. Even after adjusting for inflation that’s nearly double the amount borrowers had to pay back 20 years ago. Meanwhile, a greater share of students is taking on debt to finance higher education.
Search BrowseTrending LoginorJoin 19 Results for "college tuition" All Colleges Four Financial Tips Every High School Senior and College Freshman Should Know Photo credit: 401kcalculator.org by Afoma Okoye Financial planning is important for students seeking post-secondary education. Poor financial planning is one of the major reasons why students drop out of college.