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University of Maryland to Cover Tuition and Fees for Low-Income In-State...

The University of Maryland (UMD) announced Monday that it will cover the cost of tuition and fees for low-income state residents through a new...

Large Alumni Donation to Fund Scholarships for Pell Grant Recipients at...

A $46 million donation to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, will be used to fund scholarships for students receiving Pell Grants. The gift will...

Michigan Governor Signs $250 Million Bill to Establish College Scholarship Program

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed bipartisan legislation for a $250 million state-funded scholarship program, one of the state’s most significant investments in financial...

Princeton to Cover All College Costs for Students Whose Families Make...

Beginning next fall, undergraduates at Princeton University who have a household income under $100,000 will not have to pay any tuition or fees, the...

New Grant Supports Education, Training for Californians Unemployed Due to COVID

A new grant program has been launched by the California Student Aid Commission that will support Californians who lost their jobs due to the...

Justice Department Weighs in on Antitrust Lawsuit Against Elite Universities

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a statement of interest this week in support of an antitrust lawsuit that claims 16 elite universities colluded...

Colleges Struggle with Severe Financial Aid Staffing Shortages

As much of the U.S. labor market continues to contend with major shortages, college financial aid offices are struggling to find and retain qualified...

Dartmouth College Eliminates Undergraduate Student Loans

Dartmouth College will eliminate student loans from undergraduate financial aid packages and replace them with extended scholarship awards and grants to help students from...

Rutgers University Offers Free, Low-Cost Tuition to Students from Disadvantaged Families

This week, Rutgers University introduced the Scarlet Guarantee, a financial aid program that will significantly reduce or eliminate tuition and fees for first- and...

Lawsuit Claims Top Universities Conspired to Limit Financial Aid

A class-action lawsuit filed Sunday claims Yale, Columbia, Georgetown, and a dozen other top universities violated antitrust laws by conspiring to restrict the amount...

Inflation Has Yet to Affect Tuition, but Students Still Feel the...

Amid the economic setback of the pandemic and the ever-rising cost of higher education, financial burdens for low-income families have become amplified in recent...

Higher Education Works with Limited Federal Relief to Help Students

In early December 2020, the American Council on Education (ACE), in conjunction with more than 100 other higher education groups, penned a letter to...

Congress Works to Aid College Access in Omnibus Bill

Over the weekend, Congress announced details of a $1.4 trillion omnibus bill that will include $900 billion COVID-19 relief aid for businesses and individuals,...

Parents in Illinois Sign Over Custody to Gain Need-Based Aid, ProPublica...

Update: The United States Department of Education announced on Tuesday that it is taking steps to address the “potential student aid fraud" first reported...

Free State College Programs Are Growing, But Still Help Few Students

As 2020 presidential candidates debate America’s student debt crisis, researchers are measuring the effectiveness of current college funding strategies such as College Promise programs. Promise...

Study Suggests Economy Will Benefit from Allocating Financial Aid to Low-Income...

According to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute, the U.S. would be better off financially...

2018 Federal Budget Increases Funds to Higher Education

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a $3.1 trillion federal spending bill that covers the remaining 2018 fiscal year. It includes several provisions that...

Proposed Budget Cuts to Department of Education Have Severe Consequences for...

The words “elimination” and “reduction” dominate President Donald Trump’s proposal for the U.S. Department of Education’s budget in fiscal year 2018. These cuts are...

Government Initiative Provides Low-Income Students Greater Access to Higher Education Via...

The share of jobs requiring some postsecondary education is expected to increase rapidly over the next decade, with 11 of the 15 fastest-growing occupations...

Florida State’s Shared Responsibility for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

States Slow to Increase Funding for Higher Education, with Only Two...

A recently released study shows that nearly all states are still spending less on public higher education than they did prior to the recession,...

Scholarship Program Shows Incremental Improvement in Representation of Men, Minorities in...

When it comes to increasing the proportion of male nurses, leaders in the field say schools of nursing should study the lessons of the...

Student Loan Cohort Default Rate Drops Across All Higher Education Sectors

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday that the official three-year federal student loan cohort default rate has declined to 11.8 percent for...

White House Announces Easier, Earlier FAFSA

Students and their parents received good news Tuesday, when the Obama administration announced plans for an earlier and easier Free Application for Federal Student...

White House Rethinks Its Proposed College Rating System

The U.S. Department of Education is backtracking on its plan to develop a college-rating system, saying instead that it will unveil a more consumer-driven...