Notes in the Margins: Internationalization, transfers and private loans

Higher-ed internationalisation: Why awareness of cultural conflict matters A shocking assault on a promising female student highlights an aspect of the internationalisation of universities that rarely comes up in policy discussions and news coverage of higher education. (Guardian)

UW Board of Regents approves 5.5 percent tuition increase Tuition will cost an average of $6,543 a year for resident students attending a four-year UW System campus in 2011-12. That’s an average increase of $381 per year. Out-of-state students will pay increases at the same dollar amount as residents. (Wisconsin State Journal via University Business)

Financial Aid Policies Fail to Assist Low-Income Students Policies hinder some students from earning a college degree, a recent Ed Trust report finds. (U.S. News & World Report)

4 Out of 5 in Community College Want to Transfer, Report Says A College Board report focuses on the transition from two-year community colleges to four-year institutions, a path many students take each year. (The New York Times)

Online counseling pushing college students toward risky private loans (eCampus News) College and university websites should require prospective students to check their eligibility for federal student aid before private loans with ever-changing interest rates are presented as a legitimate option, according to a report from a nonprofit group advocating for greater college access and affordability. (eCampus News via NAICU)