Trump’s budget seeks to eliminate one major benefit of federal student loans that costs billions

Trump’s budget seeks to eliminate one major benefit of federal student loans that costs billions

The Trump administration’s first budget proposes ending a program to encourage student-loan borrowers to go into public service by forgiving their debt to save an estimated $27 billion over the next decade. Here’s how the program works: If you take out a federal student loan, you have your loans forgiven after making 10 years of on-time payments and working for an employer the Department of Education deems to be serving the public good. Qualified employers include local, state and federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations. (Private lenders don’t offer this…

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Online Education Costs More, Not Less

Online Education Costs More, Not Less

The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found. The survey, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), found that most colleges charge students the same or more to study online. And when additional fees are included, more than half of distance education students pay more than do those in brick-and-mortar classrooms. The higher prices — what students pay — are connected to higher production costs, the survey…

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Higher education – Costs and scholarships

Higher education – Costs and scholarships

Costs Before you begin your studies, think carefully about the costs and how you will finance your studies. The cost of courses in the UK compares favourably with other major education destinations. The rate of international undergraduate student satisfaction with the cost of living in the UK is also higher than that of other top countries for study abroad (UK HE International Unit, December 2015). UK undergraduate and postgraduate courses are generally shorter than in other countries. This helps to keep tuition fees and living expenses down. Most full-time undergraduate courses…

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