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FAFSA online tool to remain down until fall 2017

From Politico The online tool that helps students apply for federal financial aid will remain unavailable until later this year, the Education Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today. The agencies said in a statement that they are still working to add “extra security protections” to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which millions of students use each year to help them automatically input their income information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The tool was suspended over concerns that identity thieves could use it to access student tax information.

The Siena Effect

New video from Siena Heights students about their institution!

Cleary University, CEO Podcast: Conversations on Economic Opportunity

Cleary University, CEO Podcast: Conversations on Economic Opportunity
March 06, 2017 at 9:15 AM
President of Cleary University, Jayson Boyers sits down with our senior vice president, Phil Santer to discuss the past year Jayson has been in office.

Some Colleges Step Up to Ease Students’ Debt Burden

Some Colleges Step Up to Ease Students’ Debt Burden

About 100 mostly liberal arts colleges offer help with loan repayments to graduates

By  DOUGLAS BELKIN

March 27, 2017 6:17 p.m. ET

When Natalie Dunn was a senior in high school, she was torn between two colleges—but only one offered anything close to a money-back guarantee. So she picked Adrian College over the less-expensive Central Michigan University.

In Defense of Calvin College

By President Michael Le Roy, President of Calvin College

Column: Michigan's private colleges matter

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By Jeff Abernathy, President of Alma College

Higher Ed Collaboration Between Independent, Non-Profits and Community Colleges Leads to 3,229 Degrees Awarded

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Robert LeFevre, 517-372-9160  March 10, 2017  Higher Ed Collaboration Between Independent, Non-Profits and Community Colleges Leads to 3,229 Degrees Awarded. New MICU Report Details Improved Student Access, Cost Savings Collaboration agreements between Michigan’s independent, non-profit colleges and universities and the state’s community college sector are helping thousands of students earn their degrees, according to a new report issued today by Michigan’s Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU).

MICU Releases Economic Footprint Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robert LeFevre February 9, 2017 517-372-9160 MI Independent Colleges & Universities Welcome Governor’s Higher Ed Budget Recommendation Organization Responds with ROI Report on Economic Contributions, Academic Leadership Michigan’s Independent Colleges and Universities (MICU) today released a major report on the economic footprint of its members, showing a wealth of contributions to the state’s prosperity, knowledge, and culture.

MICU Partners with Campus Consortium

MICU Partners with Campus Consortium to Provide $1,000,000 Grant to its Member Colleges and Universities to Use the Kryptos Mobile Platform to Create their Official Mobile Apps at No Cost

Sept 2016: Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU)and Campus Consortium have partnered to provide the Kryptos Mobile Development and Publishing Platform to the MICU-member colleges and universities to create their official mobile apps at no cost. The grant covers up to $50,000 per college in mobile app licensing, development, and maintenance costs. 

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