More funds will be released for education loan repayment plan: C Raveendranath

More funds will be released for education loan repayment plan: C Raveendranath

KOTTAYAM: Education minister C Raveendranath on Tuesday launched the state government’s education loan repayment support scheme at the Town Hall here. Speaking at the function he said, if needed the government will provide more fund and all eligible students will be brought under this scheme. Currently, the government has earmarked Rs 900 crore for the scheme aimed at helping financially backward students. The scheme envisages government support to those who availed education loan for a period of four years. He said that the borrower alone cannot be blamed for failing…

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Education Dept. Keeps Obama Plan to Streamline Loan System

Education Dept. Keeps Obama Plan to Streamline Loan System

Under plans being considered by the Education Department, students at colleges and universities such as Columbia University in New York will see changes to how their federal student loans are managed.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times The Education Department on Friday took up an Obama-era plan to streamline federal student loan servicing by moving to a new, single platform for managing the loans of 43 million borrowers. The department had indicated it might jettison the previous administration’s initiative, which was intended to simplify a system that consumer advocates have…

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Opposition threaten to stall Mamata govt’s plan to recruit 72,000 schoolteachers

Opposition threaten to stall Mamata govt’s plan to recruit 72,000 schoolteachers

Education minister Partha Chatterjee announced in the Assembly on Wednesday that the department has started the process of recruiting 72,000 teachers, only to be followed by threats by prominent lawyers belonging to opposition parties to stall the government’s plan. While speaking to the media at the Assembly, Chatterjee expressed the fear of litigations. “We have started the process of recruiting 72,000 teachers. As many as 42,400 appointment letters are ready. Recruitments will start by March 15, provided people do not drag the matter to the court again,” Chatterjee said and…

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Focus on career plan, academic knoweldge, MBA aspirants told

Focus on career plan, academic knoweldge, MBA aspirants told

Madurai-based Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM) in association with The Hindu Education Plus organised a one-day group discussion and personal interview (GDPI) session for MBA aspirants here on Wednesday. Addressing the participants, Director and Professor of TSM Gautam Ghosh said the first hurdle faced by students is choosing a good MBA college, especially from the second and third rung segment. Apart from the IIMs and other top B-Schools, there are about 4,000 colleges recognised by the AICTE and as well as autonomous ones, but before joining a college a student…

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Trump’s Plan To Make Student Loans Great Again

Trump’s Plan To Make Student Loans Great Again

If President-elect Donald Trump implements his proposed student loan plan, there may be good news on the horizon for millions of student loan borrowers. On October 13, Trump proposed an income-based repayment plan that allows borrowers to cap their monthly student loan payments based on their income and then have their student loans forgiven after a certain period of time. Under Trump’s plan, if you are a student loan borrower, your monthly student loan payments would be capped at 12.5% of your income. After 15 years of monthly payments, your…

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Trump’s Plan To Make Student Loans Great Again

Trump’s Plan To Make Student Loans Great Again

If President-elect Donald Trump implements his proposed student loan plan, there may be good news on the horizon for millions of student loan borrowers. On October 13, Trump proposed an income-based repayment plan that allows borrowers to cap their monthly student loan payments based on their income and then have their student loans forgiven after a certain period of time. Under Trump’s plan, if you are a student loan borrower, your monthly student loan payments would be capped at 12.5% of your income. After 15 years of monthly payments, your…

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Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools

Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools

BOSTON — At the rightmost edge of the Christian conservative movement, there are those who dream of turning the United States into a Christian republic subject to “biblical laws.” In the unlikely figure of Donald J. Trump, they hope to have found their greatest champion yet. He wasn’t “our preferred candidate,” the Christian nationalist David Barton said in June, but he could be “God’s candidate.” Consider the president-elect’s first move on public education. Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the nation, says that…

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Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2016

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2016

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this fall for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes. Let’s get started. Orientation: What Is Lifehacker U? Whether you’re headed to college for the first time or you’re back in classes after a relaxing summer vacation, or long out of school and interested in learning something new, now’s the time to…

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Improving Trump’s Student Loan Plan

Improving Trump’s Student Loan Plan

President-elect Donald Trump’s decisive victory over Hillary Clinton in the early hours of Wednesday morning might herald a new direction for federal higher education policy. Yet Trump’s most fleshed-out proposal doubles down upon the priorities of the Obama administration. To make student loans great again, Trump will need to revise it. Trump’s proposal, laid out in an October speech, would make more generous income-driven repayment plans for student loans. Currently, the Department of Education offers several options for student borrowers to make payments based on their income, which are aggressively…

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Hungary holds referendum on EU mandatory migrant plan

Hungary holds referendum on EU mandatory migrant plan

People in Hungary are voting in a referendum on accepting mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants. Right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban opposes plans to relocate a total of 160,000 migrants across the bloc. Under the scheme, announced after last year’s migrant crisis, Hungary would receive 1,294 asylum seekers. Opinion polls suggest strong support for a rejection among those who say they will vote. To be valid, turnout needs to be over 50% of voters. During the migrant crisis, Hungary became a transit state on the Western Balkan route to Germany…

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