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Amid concerns about college affordability, a call to increase Pell

When researchers at the National College Attainment Network this month looked at data showing how many people were reapplying for federal student aid to return for another year of college, they were alarmed.

After dipping in the spring at the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the numbers over all had gone back to around what they were at this time last year. But not for the lowest-income students. The number of those with incomes less than $25,000 who were trying to get money to go back to school was down about 5 percent.

The numbers on reapplying for financial aid

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States Spent $2.68 Billion on Private Colleges in 2020

During the 2020 fiscal year, states spent $2.68 billion on private colleges and universities, the equivalent of $563 per full-time student across the country, according to a brief by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.

Most of that money — 89.7 percent — went toward financial aid.

By comparison, states spent $93.5 billion — or $8,436 per full-time student across the country — on public higher education institutions during fiscal year 2020.

Pennsylvania allocates the largest percentage of state higher education funding to private colleges and universities, appropriating 8.9 percent of its total spending to private institutions. Meanwhile, Arizona,

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Almost half of 2020 college grads still looking for work: “I should be out of the house by now”

Tabitha Palmer graduated in May of 2020 with a master’s degree in English from the University of Alabama. After completing her studies, she moved back home to Warrior, Alabama, smack in the middle of the pandemic. A year later, she’s still living with her parents and looking for her first full-time job in publishing.

“I’m 25 — I should be out of the house by now, but the circumstances messed that up,” Palmer told CBS MoneyWatch. She also said she had expected her job hunt to take about six to nine months, but “COVID doubled it and made it a

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Rose-Hulman Ranked No. 1 Engineering College for 22nd Straight Year

For the 22nd consecutive year, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been ranked by its peers as best among U.S. engineering colleges that are focused on bachelor’s- and master’s-level education.

The latest No. 1 ranking is featured in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges Guide, released September 14. The publication asked U.S. college engineering deans and senior faculty to rate programs at accredited undergraduate engineering programs on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). Rose-Hulman tallied a 4.6 score, tops out of 220 colleges nationwide in the category.

Rose-Hulman also once again earned No. 1 rankings in

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FivePoint Solutions Awarded Technology Contract from PEPPM | News

LEXINGTON, S.C., Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — South Carolina based technology company FivePoint Solutions announced today that it was named as an awarded vendor for the PEPPM National Cooperative Purchasing Program. PEPPM ensures educational and government agencies have affordable, protected rates for purchasing much-needed technology solutions. Through the streamlined bidding process, any government agency, school, college, or university can purchase any of the FivePoint Solutions product line solutions through the PEPPM Pennsylvania and California Contracts.

FivePoint Solutions has vast experience streamlining date entry; importing, organizing and managing documents; increasing workflow and efficiency through automation; designing agency-defined customized dashboards and

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