Exploring the Trends within State Financial Aid. States take a wide variety of approaches in making investments in postsecondary financial aid. A new report from the Education Commision of the States reviews several trends in state financial aid programs enacted through state legislatures in the 2013 and 2014 sessions Find the full report here.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has recently released a report that reveals the results of four public charter schools, including University Laboratory School (ULS) that participated in an international exam to measure their academic success against both students in the U.S. and those in developed countries. The report looks at the performance of students at […]
From the Chronicle of Higher Education, a recent article addresses recent initiatives from the White House on ranking colleges based on graduation rates as a measure of institutional success. Read the article here.
The Huffington Post has come out with a series of charts and graphs that show the ongoing issue of debt and how the last few years has particularly forced borrowers to assess their values. Check out the full article here.
At the Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, July 17, Chancellor Apple presented the latest statistics showing among other things, the graduation rates at UH. Also in the presentation are the latest budget cut proposals, one which to place a freeze on any new appointments has already taken effect. Check out the power point in […]
At the July 17th Board of Regents meeting, HEPC Director Jim Shon and Researcher Shannon Hillman presented testimony to its members. Testimony included some recently gathered data on the issue of student debt and the rising tuition costs. HEPC TESTIMONY- BOR – JULY 17th Dr. Shon HEPC TESTIMONY- BOR – JULY 17th
Were you aware that Hawaiian voters will soon be asked to make changes to Hawai’i’s constitution that allows for funding of private educational partnerships? Read our voter’s guide on the basics of the proposed amendments and what they mean for funding and the future of the islands early education system. A Short Voter’s Guide to […]
New studies released today spotlight the issue with the student loan system and how it affects those here in Hawai’i. Bloomberg Business Week focuses on why the Student Loan system is doomed to fail by ignoring the factor of ‘risk’ between student loans. Find the article here. Alia Wong of Civil Beat then looks at […]
From a UCLA annual freshman survey, the Higher Education Research Institute has found that the cost of tuition and financial aid is no longer affecting students after college, rather affecting choices of where to go and what to be. Find the study on The Chronicle.
At the end of 2003, American students and graduates owed just $253 billion in aggregate debt; by the end of 2013, American students’ debt had ballooned to a total of $1.08 trillion, an increase of over 300% Read more in the TIME article; Student Loans Are Ruining Your Life. Now They’re Ruining the Economy Too