Reduced Pell Grants for Distance Students? We Need Your Help.

Deep within an appropriations bill that was recently passed by the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is a provision that could have a deep financial impact on the most cash-strapped undergraduate distance students.  The bill proposes to disallow counting the “room and board” costs and “personnel expenses” (such as a computer) as part of each […]

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It’s Coming: The Next Higher Education Act Reauthorization

As you may have noted, we are still addressing federal regulatory issues that resulted from the last round of Higher Education Act reauthorization.  While we will continue to address what’s in place, it’s also time to look forward.  We invited Ken Salomon and Chris Murray of Dow Lohnes Government Strategies to give us a preview […]

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Intersecting Parallel Universes – Online Learning and Military Voluntary Education

Last week the Council for College and Military Educators held their annual symposium and as an attendee and concurrent session presenter, I had the opportunity to observe the many conversations those in the military voluntary education community are having that parallel and intersect with those we’re having in the online education community.  One surprise for […]

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More than One Path to Meeting the Adult Degree Completion BIG GOAL

Lumina Foundation has a BIG GOAL:  To increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.  Over the past several years, they have supported many projects that are of sufficient scale to reach this goal. This week I have been attending a meeting of WICHE’s Adult College […]

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