SCHEV & HIGHER ED NEWS
Virginia Streamlines College Financial Aid Process
"This month, high school students across Virginia are making decisions about where to go to college in the fall. The process can be cumbersome and confusing. But the state is working to streamline how universities present their financial aid offers," reports WCVE, The Community Idea Stations.
Photo Caption: Dominic Chappell helps student Timothy Gills accept scholarships and grants in Old Dominion University's online portal. (Photo Credit: Megan Pauly/WCVE).
Council to Meet May 20-21 in Staunton; Joined by Governor Ralph Northam
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will hold its regularly scheduled meeting May 20-21 in Staunton, including a joint meeting with the leaders of Virginia’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities and remarks from Virginia Governor Ralph S. Northam.
The Council’s Academic Affairs, and Resources and Planning committees will meet May 20 beginning at 1:00 pm on the campus of Mary Baldwin University.
SCHEV Report Issues Urgent Call to Increase Virginia’s Educational Attainment
Virginia will meet its target to be the best-educated state in the nation by 2030 only if it moves quickly to improve educational attainment across the state, according to a new State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) report: “The Cost of Doing Nothing: An Urgent Call to Increase Educational Attainment in the Commonwealth.” The report is the outcome of an ad hoc committee’s work to consider ways to improve educational outcomes across the state.
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