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Immigration Issues in the Massachusetts Governor Race

On Tuesday evening, the candidates for Massachusetts governor met in their last debate ahead of Tuesday’s general election. Throughout the campaign season, Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley (D) and Charlie...more

New Jersey to Consider Price Caps on Higher Education

There are many possible responses to the problem of the increasing cost of higher education. Once such response is to impose price controls on colleges and universities. Last week, the committe on higher education in the...more

New Florida Law Gives In-State Tuition to Certain Undocumented Students

On June 9, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill allowing certain Florida students without a lawful immigration status to receive in-state college tuition rates. The new law will go into effect on July 1, 2014. ...more

Van Helden: Private Piano Lessons Not Eligible for Tuition Tax Credit

Under subsection 118.5(1) of the Income Tax Act, an individual taxpayer may claim a tax credit in respect of certain qualifying tuition fees. Pursuant to paragraph 118.5(1)(a), the following requirements apply: (i) the...more

Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa! 3 estate-planning-friendly strategies to pay for a grandchild’s college education

It’s no secret that the cost of a college education continues to soar. But this article offers three options to help one’s grandchildren deal with this burden while saving gift and estate taxes: direct tuition payments to the...more

CFPB’s Private Student Loan Payment Report Serves as a Guide to Preemptively Revising Loan Payment Policies

The CFPB released its student loan ombudsman report analyzing complaints that the CFPB received from private student loan borrowers. In its second annual review of student loan practices, the CFPB reported that lenders make...more

According to New NCES Study, Proprietary Higher Education Reduces Costs for Students by Over 10% Since 2007-08

On December 3rd, the National Center for Education Statistics released the 2011-2012 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. This report focuses on the average price of attendance paid by students to attend institutions of...more

On December 3rd, House Subcommittee to Discuss Proposals to Strengthen Pell Grant Program

On Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:00 a.m. in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled,...more

Capital Thinking: Education

Legislative Activity - Legislation to Help Homeless Students - Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) plan to introduce legislation that will assist homeless students that...more

Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings  [Video]

Oct. 10 ( Bloomberg Law) -- Law schools need to find ways to cut the expense of merit scholarships, which they "use to buy students . . . with high LSATs" to improve the schools' US News rankings, Brooklyn Law School Dean and...more

Junior Goes to College! Innovative Strategies to Save for Your Children's College Education with Pre-Tax Dollars

Overview - The cost of college tuition has gone through the roof. The average cost of a private university can range from $40,000-60,000 per year. The cost of a public university is a lot less in most cases except that...more

The Limits of Discretion: Trust Distributions for Health, Education, Maintenance and Support

Trustees are often granted the power to distribute trust property “in the Trustee’s discretion” for a beneficiary’s “general well-being,” “best interests,” “comfort,” or, most commonly, “health, education, maintenance and...more

529 Plans–Not Always The Best Alternative

Section 529 plans offer many advantages in regard to funding education....more

Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships  [Video]

June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- John Thies, outgoing president for the Illinois State Bar Association, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his organization's report on the impact of law school debt on the delivery of...more

Northwestern Law Dean: Let Students "Vote With Their Feet"  [Video]

Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Northwestern Dean Daniel Rodriguez says he supports a proposal under consideration in New York that would allow students to take the bar exam after two years of law school without getting a degree....more

Law School Applications Crater [Video]

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Law school applications appear to be headed for a 30-year low. Based on applications so far for Fall 2013, experts expect there will be about 54,000 applicants -- that's about half the number that...more

Law Prof: Schools May Close if 2-Year Program Adopted  [Video]

Jan. 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- A proposal to allow students to leave law school after two years, take the bar and practice could lead to fewer law schools, according to one of its authors, Professor Samuel Estreicher of New York...more

Dean: There's No Oversupply of Lawyers [Video]

Jan. 4 (Bloomberg Law) -- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects there will be 74,000 new lawyer jobs this decade, while American law schools will produce more than 400,000 graduates. Despite those numbers, "it's not...more

Dean: There's No Oversupply of Lawyers [Video]

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects there will be 74,000 new lawyer jobs this decade, while American law schools will produce more than 400,000 graduates. Despite those numbers, "it's not clear to me there's an...more

The Illinois DREAM Act

On August 1, 2011, the Governor signed the Illinois DREAM Act into law. This law does not affect the immigration status of students as discussed in the proposed federal DREAM legislation; however, it provides students who...more

Illinois Legislature Passes Its Own DREAM Act

Illinois Passes Its Own DREAM Act The Illinois Senate and House have passed legislation that would establish a volunteer state commission that would generate reliable information about schooling options for undocumented...more

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