Notes in the Margins: Uninsured students, misleading aid requirements and education tourism

Congressman: Many colleges are misleading students about financial aid requirements A prominent House Democrat charged Monday that more than 100 colleges and universities, including some in the nation’s capital, are providing students with unclear or potentially misleading information about what forms they must submit to apply for federal financial aid. (The Washington Post)

Measuring Colleges’ Success Graduating Higher-Income Students An analysis shows graduation rates of higher-income students compared with the entire student body. (U.S. News & World Report)

U-Md.’s unusual admissions approach: One out of every five freshmen start in spring term About 1,100 students are making their debut as freshmen at the University of Maryland in the new spring term under an unusual arrangement that delayed their admission until space opened up. (The Washington Post)

Dagestan, a Leader in ‘Education Tourism’ Dagestan has a gained a reputation for so-called education tourism, because it’s easier for students to cheat their way through Russia’s college entry exams there. (The New York Times)

30% of college students report being uninsured, most citing cost Enrollment among young people remains a top priority for government exchanges and other supporters of the healthcare law. The new insurance marketplaces need enough healthier policyholders to offset the costs of sicker, older customers. (Los Angeles Times via University Business)