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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017

* Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://snip.ly/w39ru

* Top universities could take thousands more low-income students, study says. The Hechinger Report writes: http://snip.ly/rmsdm

* Many parents and students are not sure if they qualify for the Excelsior scholarship Program, and SUNY and CUNY administrators are anxiously awaiting word from the state Higher Education Services Corp. Politico NY reports: http://snip.ly/0pp7z

* U.S. college freshmen are more politically polarized, concerned with costs. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://snip.ly/6f53b

* Colleges are rushing to ramp up online classes. The Wall Street Journal writes: http://snip.ly/7kz9m

* Free tuition in New York adds powerful pull at decision deadline. The New York Times reports: http://snip.ly/faej0

* Kenneth Zebrowski, a Democratic Assemblyman representing Rockland County, New York, introduced a bill this week that would regulate student loan servicers. Market Watch reports: http://snip.ly/ufkrt

* Is tuition discounting leading some colleges off a cliff? The Chronicle of Higher Education examines the issue: http://snip.ly/z4me0

* Linda DeAngelo, an assistant professor of higher education at the U. of Pittsburgh, is an author of a study examining students at for-profit colleges. Contrary to common stereotypes, those students generally saw their experiences as positive. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/ibrjh

MEMBER NEWS

* More than 2,900 graduates will be awarded diplomas at Berkeley College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Fri, May 5. http://snip.ly/qfdg3

* Berkeley College veteran support dog is back in the news! TAPinfo.net reports: http://snip.ly/vvw2c

* LIM College’s commencement speaker is announced. Insider Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/ints3

* Tiffany Lyght, LIM College graduate and digital analyst at The Children’s Place shares career path insights: WWD reports: http://snip.ly/qfdg3

APC News

Save the Date!

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

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