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August 23, 2013

08/23/2013 12:00 AM

Obama Proposes Tying Federal Student Aid to New College-Rating System
Chronicle of Higher Education
President Obama announced on Thursday that his administration would rate colleges based on their performance and would seek to tie federal aid to those ratings.
 

LSU chief says Obama higher ed plan could help Louisiana
The Advocate
President Barack Obama’s plan to create a new ranking system that would measure colleges and universities on value, and then reward higher ranked institutions with a larger share of federal money, could be a boon to a state like Louisiana where tuition rates are among some of the lowest in the nation.
 

Parents, LSU officials react to proposal to make college affordable
WAFB-TV
The cost of going to college keeps rising. And President Barack Obama has some new ideas to make it more affordable.
 

LSU Chancellor Alexander, student-athletes lend a helping hand on Move-In Day
WVLA-TV
It's Move-In Day for hundreds of students attending classes at LSU this fall. However, the move was made easier this year for students and their families thanks to the help of some familiar faces on campus.