* The Department of Education has outlined qualifications for potential negotiators for rulemaking panels.  Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/tvww8

* Efforts to reduce college costs may have little impact on degree attainment. Diverse Education reports: http://snip.ly/d7c8a

* A new report from the ACT Center for Equity in Learning says 15+ hours of work per week can hold students back. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://snip.ly/9vn9

* A newly released paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that spending on improved educational quality is more effective for degree attainment than using the same funds to cut the cost of tuition. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://snip.ly/ipu39

* WBGH News ranks colleges serving adult learners: http://snip.ly/j2c1x

* For-profit colleges find few reasons to lobby a friendlier education dept. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/eop2h

* In a New York Times opinion piece, Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College writes about the biggest misconception about today’s college students. http://snip.ly/2y0zd

* Education Dive reports on why free tuition plans aren’t helping students as much as predicted: http://snip.ly/qhr4c

* While 75,000 applied for state college scholarships, many won’t qualify. The New York Times reports: http://snip.ly/qmxsv

* Five facts about student loans.  The Pew Research Center reports: http://snip.ly/10p99


* LIM College Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michael P. Londrigan, sat down with The Business of Fashion to discuss how LIM College prepares you for a career in fashion: http://snip.ly/kgzyj

* Elmira Business Institute teamed up with Walmart, The Wine Cellar Tavern, Staples and Equinox Broadcasting to supply needy students with back to school necessities.  Fox 40/WICZ-TV in Binghamton has the scoop: http://snip.ly/rz6ex

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