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Adrian College President Docking on WGN

Steve Cochran Show | WGN On today’s show, we heard about a cool program from Adrian College thanks to their President Jeffrey R. Docking. We ended the show by talking to a bobcat. Because of course we did. Follow this link to listen to the radio episode.

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College Sees Small, Big Benefits with Loan Promise

Jeff Karoub | Huffington Post ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every...

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These colleges will pay your student loan bills

CNN Money | Melanie Hicken A small but growing group of colleges are guaranteeing students that they will help them pay their student loan bills until they secure a well-paying job. Known as a loan repayment assistance program, the colleges offer to pay undergraduate student’s loan bills until they earn...

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NY College promises to help students pay loans

New York Post | Post Editorial Board If you think college tuition is expensive now, wait until all the plans the government has to “help” start to kick in. Houghton College has a better idea. So much confidence does the New York-based school have in its degree that it...

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College to make loan payments for low-earning grads

USA Today | David Jesse DETROIT — Students at one Michigan college soon won’t need to worry about making student loan payments if they don’t land a well-paying job right after graduation. Starting with next year’s freshmen class — as well as first-year or second-year transfer students — Adrian College...

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College will help with loans if grads don’t land a good job

Los Angeles Times | David Lazarus A college education can be an investment in your future. But if you can’t land a decent-paying job, that investment can leave you saddled with debt. So a small Christian university in Michigan, Spring Arbor University, is offering a sort of money-back guarantee. “Money-back”...

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Spring Arbor University Will Help Struggling Graduates Repay Loans

Huffington Post | Spring Arbor University, a small liberal arts school in Michigan, has announced that it will offer loan repayment assistance to its incoming class if students can’t land steady employment after graduation, according to a release posted to its Facebook page. President Charles Webb says in the...

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Paying it Forward

Inside Higher Ed | Elizabeth Murphy Student loan debt continues to rise, and with it concern among educators and politicians (including President Obama) and new federal policies aimed at reducing students’ burden. One small private Christian college is expanding its own efforts, embracing a trick of the trade historically used...

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Colleges Offer Graduates Help Repaying Loans

USA Today | Mary Beth Marklein Law schools have done it for years. Now, some private liberal arts colleges are experimenting with the idea: They’re offering upfront to help students pay off their loans after they graduate. The financial-aid benefit, which targets students who expect to pursue careers in low-paying...

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