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Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Elite colleges have made headlines in recent years with financial-aid plans aimed at enrolling more low-income students. Despite those efforts, the proportion of financially needy undergraduates at the nation's wealthiest colleges and universities actually dropped between the 2004-2005 and 2006-2007 academic years, according to a "Chronicle"…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Undergraduate Students, Student Financial Aid, Grants
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A lawsuit that challenges the policy of Wheaton College, in Massachusetts, to charge its regular tuition to students studying abroad on less-costly independent programs is the latest sign of scrutiny into the finances of overseas education. Wheaton officials say the tuition policy is stated online and in program materials, maintaining that…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Educational Finance, Study Abroad
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Goucher College's picturesque campus, on 290 leafy acres just north of Baltimore, plays well in college-admissions materials. Officials at this private liberal-arts institution, however, hope students will also be attracted by the opportunity to get away. Two years ago, Goucher began requiring all students to earn some academic credit abroad, one…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Private Colleges, Graduation Requirements, Student Financial Aid
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article describes Fisk University's drive to improve its graduation and retention rates. Fisk's six-year graduation rate is more than 10 percentage points above the national average for four-year institutions. Seventy percent of Fisk alumni go on to graduate or to professional schools. No other institution produces as many black doctorates in…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, First Generation College Students
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
In this article, the author discusses the Democratic victories that have raised expectations on college campuses in part because a number of the gubernatorial candidates, including Deval L. Patrick, emphasized themes of access and affordability in their campaigns. Mr. Patrick, the governor-elect of Massachusetts, traveled to the University of…
Descriptors: Campuses, Student Financial Aid, Public Colleges, Higher Education
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article deals with issues of community-college transfers of students from Alamance Community College to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This article discusses the involvement of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in the issue of community-college transfer. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, based in Lansdowne, Va., near Washington,…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, Grants