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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...

Joining the Ranks

The Role Rankings Play in Colleges’ Efforts to Recruit and Graduate Low-Income Students In a country where “We’re number one!” may be the proudest boast of...

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...

Low-Income Students Need More Support to Combat ‘Summer Melt,’ Research Shows

Every summer, educators face the challenge of combatting “summer melt” — the term for the common scenario in which high school graduates plan to...

Study Shows Parental Emotional Support Greatly Affects Low-Income Students’ Academic Success

Parental emotional support is a key factor in college success for low-income students, according to a new study by Josipa Roksa, a professor of...

Closing the Graduation Gap: How Colleges Can Reverse Higher Education’s Greatest...

While many in higher education have long been aware of the disparity in dropout rates between low-income students and their wealthier peers, a number...

Challenging Legacy Admissions

The role America’s top universities play in perpetuating socioeconomic and racial inequality The practice of giving admissions preference to legacy students, or children of alumni, is...

University of Chicago Makes ACT, SAT Optional in Effort to Increase...

On June 14, the University of Chicago (UChicago) announced that starting next year, U.S. applicants to the school would no longer be required to...

U.S. Institutions Struggle to Serve Low-Income and Minority Students Amid Government...

As students and faculty return to college campuses this spring, they face a higher education landscape that is uncertain and volatile — and one...

An Experiment in Success: Nursing Workforce Diversity Program Allows Schools to...

In 1964, in response to existing and projected shortages in the nursing workforce, Congress passed legislation aimed at funding efforts to develop a more...

Black and Low-Income Students Struggle the Most to Pay Off Student...

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a report earlier this month showing that African Americans and students from low-income families struggle the...

Trump’s Higher Education Budget Cuts Hurt Low-Income, Minority Students

President Donald Trump outlined his administration’s budget priorities last week in a blueprint for fiscal year 2018 that includes a $9 billion cut in...

Study Finds High Levels of Hunger and Homelessness Among Community College...

Two out of three community college students struggle to afford food, and approximately 14 percent are homeless, according to a study released last week...

Coalition of Universities Rethinks How Students Apply to College

Next year’s college applicants are on the cusp of generations Y and Z; born in the mid to late 1990s, this intermediary group is...

Education Department to Open Pell Grant Opportunities to High School Students

The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that it will begin a pilot program to give high school students earlier access to Pell...

One Year In, IIE Reflects on the Impact of Generation Study...

Launched in March 2014 with 156 partners, the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative has grown to include more than 600...

Maryville’s Life Coaches Help Students Navigate the Complexities of College

This fall, Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo., began using life coaches as a way to help students develop their personal, academic, and professional...

UM to Expand Socioeconomic Diversity with Full-Tuition Scholarships

A scholarship program being piloted at the University of Michigan (UM) aims to increase diversity at the institution by awarding four-year, full-tuition scholarships to...

AAC&U Selects Schools to Commit to Equity Education Initiative

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announces an initiative to improve success among underserved student populations, particularly first-generation, low-income, and minority students,...

Wesley Cannon Scholars Program Provides Support for Low-Income STEM Majors

When Riza Bautista started as an undergraduate student at Wesley College, a small liberal arts and minority-serving institution in Dover, Del., she decided to...