Notes in the Margins: Baby boomers, interest rates and winter acceptance

More College Applicants Don’t Get In Until Winter College acceptance letters are increasingly telling applicants to show up at midyear, an economic benefit for the colleges but a shock to the students. (The New York Times)

Should college acceptance letters be sent via email? The days of racing to the mailbox to find out if you’ve been accepted to a college might be over. Hope you have regular email access. (USA Today)

Baby boomers may die with college debt Student loan burdens are growing fastest among the over-60 crowd, many of whom sought graduate degrees during the recession. (USA Today)

Brown University Creates Online Course for High School Students The free online engineering course could start a trend of directly advising high school students and their teachers on specific curriculums, motivated in part by the hypercompetitive college admissions process. (The New York Times)

Senate committee hears concerns over financial aid Congress needs to act to keep interest rates on federally subsidized student loans from doubling this summer, the chairman of the Senate education committee said Tuesday. Undergraduate students face a sunset date this summer on their lower interest rate. These rates will double from 3.4% to 6.8% on federally subsidized loans on July 1, unless Congress acts. (MarketWatch)