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The average college debt is around $30,000. And it reflects a larger trend – people giving up on the specific purpose of college merely to pay back the cost of attending.

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Posted By Solutions Editor on October 26, 2016

It’s estimated that today’s college students leave campus with nearly $40,000 in student debt. And it’s affecting more than just their own budgets. “For employers, this is a major concern,” writes EdAssist’s Chris Duchesne in October’s Workspan magazine.

Posted By Jay Titus on October 11, 2016

For adult learners, higher education has a different purpose than it had when they were younger, with a focus on new and very specific goals. As a result, it’s simply not possible to adequately assess a school or program based solely on the qualifications important to an 18-year-old incoming freshman.

Posted By Solutions Editor on September 29, 2016

More than half of today’s working nurses are Boomers nearing retirement; and the Health and Medicine division of the American Academy of Science is recommending that 80% of nurses have baccalaureate degrees by the year 2020.
“Hospitals need to be proactive about identifying qualified employees to fill this staffing gap.”

Posted By Jonathan Corke on September 26, 2016

Until recently, most of the hand-wringing on student loans has focused on how to help people avoid amassing so much debt in the first place. But more and more companies have started asking the question from the other side of the equation: “How can we help people with the student debt they already have?”

Posted By Jonathan Corke on September 19, 2016

No matter what the job, there’s a lot to be said for letting the experts do what they do best. In our work at EdAssist, I hear people say often that they thought running an education assistance program would mean a rubber stamp and a checkbook. Then they tried it out.