* Free college tuition plans gaining ground, but not without setbacks. Education Dive reports: http://snip.ly/e0e08

* One trick for keeping students in college: Forgive tiny debts that force them to leave, writes Ben Paynter, senior writer at Fast Company: http://snip.ly/5cz5a

* What are the five biggest trends in college admissions? The Hechinger Report writes: http://snip.ly/i7ks7

* According to a recent report by EAB, a research firm, 15-credit course Loads increase odds of graduation. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/trs0s

* Universities are tapping into data-driven insights to develop personalized interventions that boost student retention. EdTech reports: http://snip.ly/x1acf

* ‘You Can Do This’: Program gives students advice and funding to get through college. The Washington Post reports: http://snip.ly/dozhy

* Why Republicans don’t trust higher ed. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://snip.ly/9eapy

* The percentage of borrowers owing $20,000 or more has doubled since 2002. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://snip.ly/qn66k

* Nearly 40 percent of today’s undergraduate students are older than 25. MarketWatch reports: http://snip.ly/l9k6z


* Jennifer Luciano, assistant dean of student affairs at LIM College, provides perspective for Teen Vogue on how to stop potential roommate conflicts.

* LIM College cited as one of the leading fashion colleges with a presence in the New York City area. The New York Times editorial, co-authored by designer Nanette Lepore and her husband and chief executive of her label, Robert Savage, examines the need to preserve manufacturing in the Garment District. http://snip.ly/rod2f

* The New Yorker on the “poignant pairings of image and text” by SVA Art Practice faculty Carrie Mae Weems and SVA BFA Photography & Video alum Lorna Simpson. http://snip.ly/eibic

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