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Special News: Articles of Interest

As an organization committed to developing college admission counseling professionals, TACAC is happy to share some recent news articles that may help you grow as a professional. Check them out and let us know what else you want to learn about - TACAC is here to serve its members!

Texas News

Community College Hope for $87 Mil. Bump in Appropriations (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
As the Texas legislature prepares for its upcoming session, which starts in January, the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the Community College Association of Texas Trustees are seeking additional funding to support their educational initiatives.

Hunt: Higher Education is Key to Economic Success (El Paso Times)
Prominent El Paso businessman Woody Hunt gave a speech at a Tedx event in El Paso about the importance of post-secondary education for economic success in El Paso and throughout Texas. View the speech on the Tedx El Paso website.

Lawmakers Weigh Veterans' Tuition Program Costs (El Paso Times)
Members of the Texas state legislature are meeting to discuss options for lowering the cost of the Hazlewood veteran education benefit program, which increasingly falls to colleges and universities.

National News

‘Coalition’ Expands Eligibility Criteria for Shared Admissions Application (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
News about a potential expansion of membership for the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success.

6 Ways Colleges and Universities Award Financial Aid (NACAC)
A summary of common methods used by colleges to award financial aid and scholarships.

A Guide to Getting a Bachelor's Abroad (The New York Times)
An country-by-country overview of universities where a student can pursue a full bachelor's degree abroad (most of which are taught in English). Tuition at universities in other countries may present significant savings to students, as well as exciting cultural opportunities.

The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas (The New York Times)
Analysis of trends in recent campus construction and how colleges hope building design will encourage creative thought.

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