Higher Education

Questions Raised About Board Of Regents Future
A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.
Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.
College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment OptionsMore than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant ProgramThe federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
How College Scorecard Can Help With College Selection ProcessAccording to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.
STEM Education: Why Increasing Interest Among Minority Populations Is CrucialWomen make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.
College Manager Raises ApprovedThe state Board of Regents for Higher Education today approved raises for some college managers, that average about 3.5-percent.
Malloy Outlines Plan For State Colleges, UniversitiesGov. Dannel P. Malloy is promoting his proposal to spend more than $134 million on the newly consolidated Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.
Two Youngest Senators Aim To Lower College CostsThe two youngest members of the U.S. Senate are co-sponsoring legislation aimed at lowering college costs by withholding federal funds from schools that fail to meet new national affordability and quality standards — a proposal likely to draw strong opposition from higher education institutions.
Report: Donors Gave $746M To Connecticut UniversitiesA new survey of donations to colleges and universities shows 14 Connecticut schools received a combined total of more than $746 million last year.
Higher Ed System Cuts Two Dozen Administrative JobsTwenty-four administrative positions in Connecticut's higher education system are being eliminated under a plan that reorganizes how the state's universities and community colleges are managed.