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Confusing financial aid letters confront many college applicants (NPR): Many financial aid letters fail to follow through on what they seem to offer, and the process can be especially confusing for first-generation students who don’t have an experienced parent or coach to help guide them. Now, a task force convened by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is urging colleges to simplify the way they notify families about financial-aid offers.

LA district offers teachers workforce housing (LA Weekly): In a move to attract and retain teachers, the Los Angeles Unified School District is offering workforce housing for educators who meet economic requirements. The plan includes three apartment buildings with a total of nearly 200 units.

Arizona grants in-state tuition to Dreamers (Arizona Daily Star): The Arizona Board of Regents made a unanimous decision Thursday to give students who qualify for the Dream Act in-state tuition status.

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