Despite the rising costs of tuition in recent years, the percent of students enrolling in degree-granting institutions continues to increase. The new “knowledge economy” is creating higher-paid jobs, but most require education beyond high school. A higher salary may incentivize the 61 million individuals who are older than 25 with only high school diplomas to benefit by obtaining a postsecondary education. Total postsecondary enrollment is expected to grow 15 percent between 2009 and 2019. Although enrollment growth of nontraditional students has eclipsed that of traditional students, the imbalance is expcected to shift. Projected growth between 2009 and 2019 shows traditional student enrollment growing at 16 percent while enrollment for students older than 25 grows at 13 percent.
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No doubt many students must have taken a sigh of relief when they heard about the news which has invaded almost all the newspapers and news channels in U.S. the student loan legislation which will be signed by The President Barack Obama will definitely prove to be the greatest reform in the education field. This vital decision came after series of health care issues approved and signed. Barack Obama is suppose to sign the legislation on Tuesday during his visit to Northern Virginia Community College. This will bring the role of the private banks in lending loans to an end making them devoid of the fees they used to receive for acting as a middleman in Federal Student s loan. The money saved will be utilized in making the Pell Grants stronger and more beneficial. Barack Obama’s policy will definitely bring solace to the students with lower interest rates on loans and easy repayment policies. In most cases students after their graduation are loaded with the burden of debt, but this policy will help students to manage their loans. The loan granting procedure would be made easy and care would be taken that maximum number of students gets loans to [...]
As the trend continues the U.S Department Of Education has come up with more than $ 168 billion in the form of grants, loans and campus based aid for the sole aim to help millions of US students to pay for their post secondary education. FAFSA opens the door for you to get these benefits. FAFSA is a Free Application For Federal Student Aid for the students to procure college sponsored financial aid, Federal Stafford Loans , Federal Pell Grants, Perkin Loans Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and Work Study Programs. If you will be entering college for the first time or you are already enrolled but still need to undergo this process for the next academic sessions needs to fill FAFSA. The FAFSA forms have already been issued and now its up to the students and parents to complete the process and get the financial aid for 2010-2011 year. Those ready with their necessary tax forms and bank statements will take just an hour or to fill and submit this form. But if you are still grappling with getting the necessary documentation done speed up before the deadline or you will be deprived of the benefits. Students feel this [...]