Given these findings, it’s unsurprising that many students have no idea how much they’re paying (or borrowing) for college. According to a 2014 report from the Brookings Institution, about half of all students in the U.S. underestimate how much debt they have.

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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

It’s No Wonder Students Can’t Pay Their Debts–Colleges Blur Loan Requirements

A new report by New America and uAspire concludes that financial aid award letters are often too confusing to be useful to prospective students. The report, entitled “Decoding the Cost of College: The Case for Transparent Financial Aid Award Letters” lambasted award letters for obfuscating useful information about loans. It concluded, “award letters lack consistency […]

UMich caves after DOJ calls speech policies ‘unconstitutional’

(From campusreform.org): By Grace Gottschling The University of Michigan revised its policies to “add additional safeguards for free speech” Monday, the same day that the Department of Justice endorsed a First Amendment lawsuit against the school. UM had repeatedly insisted that both the original lawsuit and the DOJ’s assessment of the case misinterpreted its policies, but […]

The Harvard Letter

By Mark Bauerlein Whenever a college president issues an official statement, you must ask a simple question.  The question is not “Is it true?”  Nor is it “Is this ideological?”  Instead, you ask, “How does this statement protect the brand?” If you sit at the top of an institution, your success depends first on how […]

Professor says feminists have ‘every right’ to ‘hate men’

(From campusreform.org): By Grace Gottschling The director of Northeastern University’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program claims it is “logical to hate men,” asserting that it is time for feminists “to go all Thelma and Louise…on their collective butts.” In her op-ed for The Washington Post, Suzanna Danuta Walters argues that men can only redeem themselves […]

Feminist course questions if science can be ‘objective’

(From CampusReform.org): By Toni Airaksinen Hobart and William Smith Colleges will offer a feminist theory course next year that questions whether science can truly be “objective.” “Philosophy 250: Feminism: Ethics and Knowledge” is a sophomore-level course taught by Karen Frost-Arnold, a philosophy professor who also teaches classes such as “Power, Privilege, and Knowledge” as well as “Introduction […]

Disruption Of Nikki Haley Speech At UH: Freedom Of Expression?

(From The Jewish Herald-Voice: jhvonline.com) By Aaron Howard When U.S. Amb. to the U.N. Nikki Haley was invited to speak by the University of Houston, she was to speak to students about leadership and global challenges, and then take part in a Q&A session. On May 22, Haley opened with Hurricane Harvey and Santa Fe, Texas, […]

When The Higher-Ed Business Model Meets Economic Reality

(By William Murchison): Follow the money, goes the time-honored advice about learning why so-and-so does such-and-such. Accordingly, economics professor Douglass Webber of Temple University followed the money – specifically comparing the sums state and local government formerly poured into higher education with the government money presently flowing into it. Bad news.  That is, if you’re […]

College drops national anthem from commencement ceremony

(From TheCollegeFix.com): By Jennifer Kabbanny An elite college in Southern California did not play the national anthem during its commencement ceremony this year, breaking from an apparent tradition of playing the Star-Spangled Banner at the annual event.  CONTINUE READING HERE