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  • AccessLex Institute released a new report titled, Examining Grad PLUS: Value and Cost, showing the primary criticisms of the Grad PLUS loan program—unchecked rises in tuition and the potential cost to the federal government—are either nonexistent or substantially overestimated. The report states that eliminating or further limiting Grad PLUS would be harmful to the fundamental purpose of the Higher Education Act and Grad PLUS has not caused unchecked increases in the cost of graduate and professional education. 

  • SoFi announced the creation of SoFi Private Student Loans, with “no fees, competitive rates, flexible payment options, and a mobile-first experience.” The company’s private student loans are now available for undergraduate students and will be opened to graduate school students and parents in the coming weeks. 

  • SoFi Chief Executive Officer Anthony Noto tells Yahoo Finance that free college and bailouts will not solve the student loan debt crisis.

  • Vermont Business Magazine notes that investments in Vermont’s 529 college savings plan have reached another milestone, topping 22,000 accounts and $400 million in assets, according to the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation that administers the Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan.

  • Throughout the month of April, the Finance Authority of Maine’s (FAME) College Access and Financial Education Team has been offering a variety of statewide initiatives and educational workshops intended to promote the importance of financial education to Maine citizens.

  • A new study from Western Governors University (WGU) and Gallup, Aligning Education with Workforce Needs, measures “the extent to which WGU graduates are achieving good jobs and great lives after completing their degrees”.

  • Investments in Vermont’s 529 college savings plan have reached another milestone, topping 22,000 accounts and $400 million in assets, the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC) announced. “Every dollar saved is a dollar you don’t have to borrow,” Scott Giles, President and Chief Executive Officer of VSAC said. “Saving, even a little at a time, can make a big difference down the road.”

  •  Every April, ConServe takes pride in supporting and contributing to Financial Literacy Month and its Jeans for Charity Program funds efforts of local and international education programs. The organization announced the recipients for April were: Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Rochester Education Foundation, The ACA International Education Foundation, and Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York.

  • The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) announced that applications are available for the Commonwealth’s new PA Forward Student Loan Program, currently offering a suite of borrower-friendly loans for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as parent borrowers. A PA Forward Refinance Loan will be offered later this year to combine all of a borrower’s federal and private loans into one convenient monthly payment, which could help lower their monthly payment and/or reduce the amount they pay over the life of the loan.

  • Pennsylvania State Rep. James Roebuck, Jr. (D) recently released a press release announcing his support for the Commonwealth’s new PA Forward Student Loan Program and noted that applications from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency are now available. The new program offers borrower-friendly loans for undergraduate and graduate students, and parent borrowers.

  •  Scott Pulsipher, President of Western Governors University, writes a blog post which shares how its partnership with Gallup gathers data that details how higher education is delivering on its promises.
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