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Butler’s New Two-Year College to Support Underserved Students in Indianapolis

Butler University is collaborating with the Come To Believe (CTB) Network, a national nonprofit organization that builds programs to expand college access to marginalized...

Massachusetts Announces Major Expansion of Financial Aid for Public College Students

A new expansion of the financial aid program in Massachusetts, known as the MASSGrant Plus Expansion Program, will impact approximately 25,000 students across the...

UWM Launches Tuition Promise Program to Make College More Affordable

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is launching a new program that will cover up to four years of tuition for eligible incoming students beginning...

UC System to Offer Online Classes to Low-Income High Schools

The University of California (UC) system will start offering free college courses next year to low-income high schools in the state through a collaboration...

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...

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 University of Wisconsin System Scholarship to Cover Financial Aid Gaps...

This week, the University of Wisconsin (UW) System announced the creation of the Wisconsin Tuition Promise program, a scholarship initiative that will cover gaps...

Two Prestigious Law Schools Eliminate Tuition for Low-Income Students

Yale Law School (YLS) and Stanford Law School (SLS) each recently announced that they are eliminating tuition for low-income students, making them the first...

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...

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...

Oregon Colleges Now Required to Help Students Find Food, Housing Aid

Colleges and universities in Oregon will soon be adding a new position to their workforce. State lawmakers recently passed a mandate requiring all public...

Pandemic Has Surprising Effects on Diversity in Elite College Admissions

After more than a year of declining enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities, some higher education institutions are seeing an admissions boom. Common App, which...

Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Expand Food Benefits for College Students

On Tuesday, a group of Democratic lawmakers led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) proposed new legislation that would permanently...

Battling High Dropout and Low Enrollment Rates Requires Proactive, Empathetic Measures

For many students, every academic year poses new challenges and uncertainties on the road to a college degree. In 2020, those challenges frequently became...

Public College Enrollment Plunges for Low-Income High School Grads

Public college enrollment of low-income high school graduates declined at disproportionately higher rates during the COVID-19 pandemic than the previous academic year, according to...

Freshman Enrollment Plunges Across Universities and Community Colleges

Freshman enrollment has declined by more than 16 percent at U.S. colleges and universities in comparison to last year’s data, the National Student Clearinghouse...

Conservative Think Tank Publishes Analysis of Colleges and Upward Mobility

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a conservative public policy think tank, recently published a report on student economic mobility across 1,107 four-year colleges and...

Amid COVID-19, FAFSA Applications Drop As Deadline Approaches

A newly released report from the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) shows there has been a steep decline in Free Application for Federal Student...

President of Johns Hopkins University Emerges as Vocal Critic of Legacy...

In an address to the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) in January, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) President Ronald J. Daniels urged colleges and...

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...

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...

Oversight in 2017 Tax Law Charges Low-Income Students at Exorbitant Rates

President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax law, which was pushed through Congress in less than two months with the goal of simplifying the tax code, is having...