Higher Education

Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.
Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.
College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment OptionsMore than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant ProgramThe federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
How College Scorecard Can Help With College Selection ProcessAccording to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.
STEM Education: Why Increasing Interest Among Minority Populations Is CrucialWomen make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.
Michigan Public Universities Have $23.9B 'Economic Footprint'Michigan's 15 public universities are responsible for more than 120,000 Michigan jobs and $23.9 billion in total economic activity, according to an economic study comissioned by the Presidents Council of the State Universities of Michigan.
A College Education Could Actually Leave You In The RedA new study from the Brookings Center on Children and Families finds that a college education might not be a wise investment for some people.
Canada Luring Students From U.S. With Lower Tuition CostsIf college here in metro Detroit is breaking the bank, consider an international option and cross the border. Find out why savvy education shoppers are putting Canadian universities on their short list in this special report by WWJ's Kathryn Larson.
Decision Day: Students Across Mich. To Choose Future College Wednesday is decision day for high school seniors across Michigan, who will be choosing where to go to college.
Financial Aid Makes College Affordable for YouIf a family is unable to contribute the entire cost, financial aid is available to bridge the gap. Learn more about the three main types of financial aid.
University Of Michigan Gets $50 Million Gift For Writing The donation is believed to be by far the largest ever gift to such a program, and comes at a time when most major gifts to higher education are supporting science, not the humanities.