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MERITIZE, WHICH PROVIDES MERIT-BASED EDUCATION LOANS, RAISES $13.2 IN SERIES A

Oct 6, 2018
Securing funding for further education can be exceptionally difficult for learners with poor credit. What loans are available will typically carry a high interest rate. That marks a catch-22 for individuals hoping to advance their socioeconomic status with further education. The company Meritize thinks it has a solution.
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Executive Pursuits: In search of a good business book

Oct 5, 2018
Executive Pursuits: In search of a good business book
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Frisco student lender raises $13M as its new loans nearly triple

Oct 4, 2018
Frisco student lender Meritize Financial has raised $13.2 million in a new funding round that closed this week, according to a regulatory filing.
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Fit In, Stand Out or Do Nothing

Oct 2, 2018
Those are the three ways colleges and universities can respond in the face of the disruption that some predict could capsize many of them, write Eli Bildner and Allison Dulin Salisbury. They offer advice for staying relevant.
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How College Is Changing and What You Need for a Good First Job

Oct 1, 2018
It's long been the standard thought that a college education is the way to get a good job and thrive. Is that still true? College is changing, and it turns out a degree alone is not always enough to guarantee a good first job. So, what do our kids need to do? When does college make sense?
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Enriching Education: Higher Education Options

Sep 29, 2018
I recently had a chance to interview Ryan Craig, author of A New U - Faster & Cheaper Alternatives to College. He provides some great alternatives to a traditional college option.
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Accreditation, Innovation and Higher Education's Employment Imperative

Sep 28, 2018
America's system of higher education is currently in the throes of two distinct, but intertwined crises: one generally understood, the other less so. The crisis everyone understands is affordability and unsustainable levels of student loan debt. The other crisis...
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Colleges Rush To Embrace The Uncertain Future Of Blockchain

Sep 27, 2018
Blockchain has become a ubiquitous buzzword in business circles - but what are its implications for higher education?
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Pushing the Boundaries of Learning With AI

Sep 26, 2018
A growing number of academics are experimenting with new technologies powered by artificial intelligence, but many of the technologies aren't yet ready for prime time.
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Closing the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Sep 25, 2018
Seven colleges and universities are working with industry partners to develop digital badges to help underserved students display their skills and gain employment as part of a pilot project called #TeeUpTheSkills.
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