Grant-Funded Initiative for Independent College Transfer Underway at NEBHE

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) received a seven month planning grant from The Teagle Foundation to formulate plans for a new transfer initiative between community colleges and independent colleges. The grant project is the first phase of building the foundation for a systematic transfer pathway from community colleges to four-year independent colleges in Connecticut, Massachuset...

Marie Bernardo-Sousa, New President of Johnson & Wales University Providence

Marie Bernardo-Sousa has been named president of the Providence Campus of Johnson & Wales University (JWU). She replaces Mim L. Runey, who was appointed chancellor of JWU in October 2018. Her appointment to the presidency caps Bernardo-Sousa’s 30-year career at JWU where she first came to the Providence Campus as an undergraduate student. Her first position was in the registrar’s offic...

Angélica Infante-Green is Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo’s Choice for Education Commissioner

Governor Gina M. Raimondo has nominated leading educator, policymaker and advocate Angélica Infante-Green as Rhode Island's next Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. Following the Governor's announcement, education leaders across the country voiced their support for Infante-Green. If confirmed by the Rhode Island Board of Education, she will be the state's first Latina Commis...

Washington Report: Cuts Proposed to Fed Ed Department Budget, College Transparency Act Reintroduced

DC Shuttle … Administration Releases 2020 Budget Proposal On Monday, the Trump administration proposed a budget which would cut billions of dollars from the Education Department's budget. The request would cut discretionary funding for the department to $62 billion, an $8.5 billion or 12 percent decrease below enacted fiscal 2019 levels, including the cancellation of unobligated Pell grant fun...

Campus Leaders Share Key Recommendations to Consider in Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

A group of 50 national higher education experts, including three from New England higher education institutions, has published a set of 36 recommendations, which they hope will help guide relevant stakeholders and Congress as they consider reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Their report, Innovative, Forward-Thinking Recommendations to Congress on Higher Education Policy,  ...

Wentworth Announces Fifth President, UMaine Fort Kent President to Retire

Wentworth Institute of Technology announced that Mark A. Thompson will become the university's fifth president, effective June 1, 2019. Thompson comes to Wentworth after a 21-year tenure at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., where he served as executive vice president and provost.           John Short, president of the University of Maine at Fort...

House & Senate Address Oversight of Student Loan Servicing Companies

DC Shuttle … House Holds Hearing on Student Loan Servicing - On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee's Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee held a hearing on how The Education Department has to do a better job of holding accountable the companies that service students loans, lawmakers said. They heard from a panel including an official from the Education Department's internal watchdog, wh...

Majority of New England Public Colleges and Universities Saw Fall 2018 Enrollment Drops

Including at Regional Student Program (RSP) Tuition Break campuses ... The majority of New England public colleges and universities saw annual decreases in their Fall 2018 headcount enrollment, with a few exceptions. The  following institutions reported increases: University of Connecticut, University of Maine System, University of Massachusetts System, Community College System of New Ham...

Murray’s HEA Would Dangle Federal Incentives to Boost State Spending

DC Shuttle ... Murray Speaks About Higher Education Act Reauthorization. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, spoke at the Center for American Progress on her vision for the Higher Education Act (HEA). Murray, who confirmed that she is beginning negotiations of the reauthorization with HELP Chair Sen. Lamar Alexander,...

¿Habla Español? Nuestras Páginas Web de Tuition Break Ahora Presentan Información en Español!

Speak Spanish? Our Tuition Break web pages now have information in Spanish! NEBHE's Tuition Break, the Regional Student Program (RSP) has been helping New England students and families access academic programs out of state at reduced tuition for more than 60 years. In recognition of the region's growing Hispanic population and advice that those families could benefit from accessing college a...