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New financial tools to help parents pay for college

New financial tools to help parents pay for college

Stanford, one of the few remaining institutions that admit undergraduates without regard for their ability to pay, is introducing a new installment program for parents and working with a firm that offers innovative peer-to-peer loan programs.

  • Senate gets preliminary profile of Class of 2018

    At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, Richard H. Shaw, dean of undergraduate admission, presented a report on the incoming freshman class and announced new tools to make paying for college easier. David B. Abernethy, chair of the Emeriti Council, reported on that group's 2013-14 activities.

  • Stanford Online courses reaching millions globally

    Stanford's online learning initiative is growing at a fast pace and the university is looking far beyond the MOOC at how to best educate students in the 21st century. A new report highlights accomplishments in 2013 and eyes the future of research-driven innovation.

  • Budget plan reflects strong position, targeted spending

    The university's budget for the fiscal year beginning Sept. 1 continues to protect against uncertainty in federal research funding but makes investments in high-priority areas, Vice Provost Tim Warner said in a report to the Faculty Senate.

  • Stanford to divest from coal companies, trustees announce

    Acting on a recommendation of Stanford's Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Licensing, the Board of Trustees announced that Stanford will not make direct investments in coal mining companies.