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Highlights from Higher Ed: Guaranteed Admission and Visa Limits


That’s the lowest tuition price offered at Fairmont Private School in Orange County, CA, an institution that now guarantees its graduates will be accepted to and receive scholarships for tuition at the Top 100 U.S. colleges or universities. The school’s “Fairmont College Promise” also guarantees to convert up to 100% of tuition paid to attend its high school into a scholarship to a college of choice if the promise is not met.

Source: Inside Higher Ed


That’s how many years Chinese student-visa holders are currently allowed to live in the United States. The U.S. State Department hopes to further limit the length of student visas due to China’s alleged theft of American intellectual property. In response, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the American Council on Education have issued statements opposing the change.

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

$1 million

That’s the donation that Sharon Chang, NYU Trustee and Tisch Dean’s Council member, made to her newly-launched Future Imagination Fund. The fund was created by Chang to support visionary and forward-thinking ideas in a deeply collaborative, interdisciplinary environment across Tisch and NYU via scholarships, residencies and more.

Source: University Business

1.4 million

That’s how many Walmart employees will be eligible for subsidized associate’s and bachelor’s degrees through the corporation’s partnership with Guild Education. For as little as $1 a day, employees can earn degrees in business or supply-chain management.

Source: Inside Higher Ed