* Most students pay more for college than an affordability benchmark recommends, according to a new report, and some of the overspending is by choice. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2ooRkVF

* Education Secretary Betsy DeVos withdrew guidance issued by the Obama administration for picking student loan servicers. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2ptKtcX

* Here’s the fine print on the country’s biggest-ever free college plan; NPR Ed reports: http://n.pr/2nYx4s4

* APC’s Donna Gurnett provides the association perspective in Politico NY article titled, “Private colleges take issue.” http://politico.pro/2oowfuM (An excerpt of the article is attached.)

* Rachel Carlson writes in Inside Higher Ed that employers have a retention issue of their own: holding on to their workers. Employer-paid tuition programs to help workers go to college are part of the solution: http://bit.ly/2op2qvL

* The University of Phoenix-HBCU partnership expands. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2o1c1W7

* Pearson and Chegg partner for textbook rentals, Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/2owr5ii

* New York adopts free tuition, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2o0DQP2

* With increasingly sophisticated data, universities are constantly courting prospective attendees. The Atlantic reports: http://theatln.tc/2oY4f0I

* Panicked borrowers, and the Education Department’s unsettling silence. The New York Times reports:  http://nyti.ms/2ptlqqq

* Everybody in Washington agrees that applying for college financial aid is needlessly complicated, so why won’t they fix it? CNN Money reports: http://ti.me/2pq2VmN

* Six reasons you may not graduate on time, The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/2nHHOem

* Year-Round Pell’s likely return, Inside Higher Ed reports:: http://bit.ly/2nMtktH


* Monroe College celebrates female empowerment. The Bronx Times reports: http://bit.ly/2o5xbC9

* Berkeley College hosts “Bridge to College and Careers’ event with New York City education leaders: http://bit.ly/2p8dFXK

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APC Innovation Summit will be held Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. For more information, please contact Donna @ dgurnett@apc-colleges.org