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Post-secondary education

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:19 pm
by CielOnTap
The MBA tour will arrive in Toronto, ON on February 8. Persons considering MBA programs can hear about schools offering MBAs and have a one-on-one interview; preregistration is needed to be a participant.

It was rather a chance occurrence that I knew of the event. I get e-mails from one source in relation to Toronto events and this event notice was in my inbox.

Re: Post-secondary education

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:27 pm
by CielOnTap
At the University of Washington, international students pay much more in tuition and other costs than resident students who live in Washington state. As the money helps the school with its finances (since state funding has faded beneath requirements), more international students are being accepted than state students.

On the flip side, there was an international student who had seen an indication of what studying at U of W would mean--there was much discussion online in China about the university. She noticed that the student population made her feel like she was studying in China, not abroad as her fees indicated. So there are international students who have the same sentiment as state students attending the university--there are issues affecting them both in their educational experiences.
“We’re in something akin to the gold rush, a frontier-style environment where colleges and universities, like prospectors in the 1800s, realize that there is gold out there,” said David Hawkins, the director of public policy at the National Association for College Admission Counseling. “While it’s the admissions offices butting up against the issues most right now, every department after them, every faculty member who comes into contact with international students, is going to have to recalibrate as institutions become more international. I see a cascading list of challenges.”

Re: Post-secondary education

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:48 pm
by CielOnTap
A student from the United States was successful in suing a Swedish college for a tuition refund as her degree was useless.
The Vastmanland court ruled Tuesday the Malardalen University’s two-year program “Analytical Finance” that Connie Askenback attended from 2011 to 2013 “had no practical value.”

The court noted Sweden’s Higher Education Authority in 2013 had expressed criticism of the program, and ordered the college to pay her back her tuition fees of 170,182 kronor ($20,544 U.S.) plus interest.

There was another US student who sued in the US for a tuition refund based on a similar argument. Did we see an outcome to that case?

Re: Post-secondary education

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:28 pm
by CielOnTap
Florida offers high school students at one school the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree after four
years of education. The students are keen to chase the degree:
The teens attend Florida Atlantic University High School, which education officials believe is the nation's only school where all students can simultaneously earn their high school diploma and bachelor's degree. The National Association of Secondary School Principals knows of no similar program.

About eight of each year's graduating class of 130 accomplish the dual-degree feat and nearly 100 percent graduate college by 19, about the time most university students are learning their town's best pizza joints. More than half enter graduate or professional school.

Perhaps the best part -- tuition and textbooks are free.

Re: Post-secondary education

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:29 pm
by CielOnTap
Millenial side hustle is code for gig economy. Precarious employment. A degree is not a guarantee of a job in the field of study.

These are the adventures of the post-secondary graduates in the 21st century employment market in Canada.
Turning the promise into a guarantee

The University of Regina's UR Guarantee program, launched in 2009, turns the unwritten promise of post-secondary education into an actual guarantee. If a student enrolled in the program doesn't get a full-time job in their field within six months of graduation, they can return for a year of undergraduate study tuition-free.

"The reason we do this is we know that if students do all the things that are part of the program, they are going to be successful," said Naomi Deren, associate director of student success at the university.

Re: Post-secondary education

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:10 pm
by CielOnTap
The Singaporean government offers its adult residents a lifelong learning grant each year in the goal to keep everyone attuned to updating their skills as the economy grows and changes.
$500 in Singaporean dollars is the grant amount from the start, with the potential to get periodic additions.

Take Singapore.

The city-state’s SkillsFuture program is a sweeping initiative aimed at providing Singaporeans “with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life, regardless of their starting points.”

There’s a SkillsFuture Credit “to encourage individual ownership of skills development and lifelong learning. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from January 2016. Your credit will not expire and the government will provide periodic top-ups, so you may accumulate your credit.”

Re: Post-secondary education

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:09 pm
by CielOnTap
Ontario colleges' strike affected Canadian and internationals students' study plans by five weeks of strike action. The latter group's finances had a higher tag due to studies being linked to federal study visas-no full-time studies would mean students would have to return home and the students pay higher tuitions than Canadian students do. Some 3000 international students at Ontario colleges have applied for tuition refunds for their fall semester of studies.
About 3,000 international students attending Ontario's colleges asked for a tuition refund after a faculty strike, according to new figures released by the provincial government.

The number represents roughly five per cent of the approximately 58,000 full time international students enrolled in the system.

In comparison, of the approximately 192,000 full time domestic college students, just over 22,600 – nearly 12 per cent – asked for and received the tuition refund.

Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews said the international student figures, which are still preliminary and could change, make sense given the substantial costs incurred by international students to attend Canadian post-secondary institutes.