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"What's New" in Higher Ed. Today!

Today's News You Need to Know
- In Virginia & Across the U.S.A.

(The following linked news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion
or position of SCHEV (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia)  

In Virginia

In the Nation

Virginia's (un)fair share of college
The Virginia Pilot (9/17/15)
STUDENTS ENROLLING at Virginia's colleges and universities this fall will pay 6 percent more, on average, in tuition and fees than last year.

VA Tech’s Natural Resources / Conservation Program Ranked No. 1 in Nation
Roanoke Star (8/26/15)
VA Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment has consistently been recognized as a leading program in North America

NVCC To Drop Tuition Fee For Dual-Enrollment Courses
Leesburg Today (8/26/15)
Virginia’s largest community college will no longer charge tuition to the nearly 3,500 students who take dual-enrollment courses at 55 high schools throughout Northern Virginia each year.

Tuition Discount Rates Rise Again, Signaling Potential Challenges for Private Colleges
The Chronicle (8/25/15)
Tuition-discount rates at private, nonprofit colleges have once again hit an all-time high, and appear to be holding down net tuition revenue, according to preliminary estimates from the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ annual survey.

Harvard tops list of best universities in the world, again
The Washington Post (8/26/15)
Harvard has been ranked #1 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, crunched by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, since the list began in 2003.

Fafsa Follies: To Gain a Student, Eliminate a Form
The New York Times (8/21/15)
Many smart students forgo college in the mistaken belief that they cannot afford it. The financial aid system, which is intended to increase opportunities for low-income students, is largely to blame.