Minority Students are Saddled by School Loan Debt

“Two-thirds of students who earn undergraduate degrees end up shouldering more than $25,000 in debt, and 1 in 10 owe more than $54,000…”  The National Journal talks about the challenges minority students face in postsecondary education.  Read the full article here: http://www.nationaljournal.com/thenextamerica/education/minority-students-are-saddled-by-school-loan-debt-20130130

Group Suggests Aid be Paid as Reward for Student Success

The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, talks about the report’s suggestion of ‘ dangling financial aid in front of schools and students as an incentive for positive results rather than “providing financial aid and just hoping for student success.” Read the article: http://theadvocate.com/home/5101088-125/group-suggests-aid-be-paid#.URD5RCTN3xQ.email

National College Dropout Rate Increases

The Duquesne Duke highlights the stats called out in the American Dream 2.0 report. Read more: http://www.theduquesneduke.com/national-college-dropout-rate-increases-1.2979236#.UQ_OAB2Cnm0

A Possible Gates Consensus on Financial Aid?

“Since several commission members are the leaders of organizations preparing reports of their own as part of the Gates initiative, HCM’s effort could represent the closest the different groups will get to consensus on changes to financial aid. ” —Inside Higher EdRead more: http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/01/25/possible-gates-consensus-financial-aid#ixzz2JwQavRhI 

The Daily Debriefing

Elizabeth McNally of The Dartmouth  covers the American Dream 2.0 Report in the Daily Debriefing. Find the article here: http://thedartmouth.com/2013/01/25/news/briefs