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As the current higher-education funding climate proves, money matters—and in this section you’ll get the latest information on new funding opportunities, strategies for saving money at your own institutions, and more.

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Funding
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Scholarship supports students with ADHD

Shire has launched its 2016 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship. The scholarship program is for legal residents of the United States who are under the care of a licensed…

Is poor facilities management costing higher ed billions?

Higher education could save roughly $14.7B by tightening the use of their facilities and better manage course scheduling. That’s just one major finding of a recent report that…

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Wisconsin’s plans for more affordable college

Borrowers paying back their student loans would get a bigger break on their taxes and more students at Wisconsin’s technical colleges could receive need-based aid under bills Gov.…

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$500K grant funds female STEM professorships

A five-year, $500,000 grant will fund two professorships for new female faculty in the computer science and electrical and computer engineering departments at Duke University. The grant from the…

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Research, Pell funding boosted by new federal spending

Colleges and universities will have a richer 2016, thanks to the omnibus spending bill Congress passed in December. Along with more Pell grant money for the neediest students,…

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New aid for dual high school, college courses

A pilot program to expand federal financial aid to high school students taking college courses will make college more affordable and accessible for low-income students, community college officials…

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OLC kicks off prize for digital learning

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, is launching the OLC Digital Learning Innovation Prize, an annual prize…

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Stratasys announces 2016 3D printing challenge

Stratasys Ltd., a provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, is now accepting entries for the 12th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. Open to students worldwide, this…

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4 characteristics of a good ed tech investment

Forget MOOCS, say technology investors. What higher education institutions should invest in are personalized learning platforms that provide simple data on outcomes.…

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Investors back mobile learning platform for $1.8M

ApprenNet has announced the closing of $1.8 million in its first round of financing. The initial funding was led by Nick Hammerschlag’s Martellus Holdings, with participation from of…

Educator Resource Centers

MOOCs: the future of higher education, or a passing phase?

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have quickly become one of the most polarizing developments in higher education. Many in higher ed see these MOOCs as innovations that could…