As many as 95% of colleges may be out of financial reach for many low- to moderate-income students, while wealthier students have access to about 90%, according to a study by the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Researchers found that, with expanded grants and loans, poorer students could afford about 20% of the colleges in the study.
Full-time MBA applications for London Business School are up 15% this year despite the Brexit vote. Meanwhile, international applications -- especially from India -- increased at Canadian b-schools, amid US immigration concerns.
More business schools, such as the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, are offering students the chance to add socially conscious elements to their studies in areas such as environmental sustainability. Students say the approach allows them to use private sector business strategies to solve larger social problems.
While rejection during a job search hurts, analyzing why it happened can lead to insights, Ph.D. student Andy Tay writes. In this commentary, he describes how following up on rejections and studying the possible reasons he lost out resulted in strategies to become more productive.
Higher-education officials gathered this week at a forum in Washington, D.C., debated the pros and cons of free-tuition programs, which have been developed in 40 states. While the programs are the subject of some concerns, the Moody's credit-rating agency predicts a continuing trend toward their development.
Illinois state Rep. Norine Hammond says Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to fund higher education at 85% of 2015 levels is a "non-starter." State colleges and universities have been using reserve funding and emergency state money to fund operations because the state has gone two years without an official budget.
The second executive order restricting travel to the United States has been stopped by the courts. For more information on this latest update and what it means for the academic community, visit GMAC's Immigration and Visa Policy Updates page.
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About 25 US universities that make up the American Association of Universities are providing legal aid to students who may be affected by new visa policies under the Trump administration. The schools also are encouraging all international students to continue studying and pursuing careers in the US.
Chinese students applying for an MBA program in North America or Europe should consider a school's ranking as well as the economic climate of the school's country, especially if staying after graduation is a goal, writes Fenghua Mo, director of Market Me China. Students also should look for schools that offer specific welcome programs for Chinese students and should ensure that China's Ministry of Education will recognize any qualifications earned.
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