A tuition cooperative is a new idea aimed at tempting colleges to give discounts: Students interested in the same field of study or training could band together, pool resources and commit to a school as a group, lowering costs.
By Mikhail Zinshteyn, The Hechinger Report
The most frequently cited culprits implicated in declining student resilience are "helicopter parenting" and an overly regimented K-12 education system. Yet feedback from parents and students tell a very different story — one in which the economy plays a starring…
By Denise Cummins
According to a Bankrate survey released Monday, 89 percent of four-year college grads believe that their degree was a good investment.
By Kulsoom Khan
The idea of taking a piece of graduates’ future earnings starts to pick up steam.
By Laura Pappano, The Hechinger Report
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple. Do your research. Visit college campuses. Sit in on classes. Talk to professors, graduates and students. The first lady could just as well have been talking…
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
In America, many scholarships are given out based on merit, handed out to students who have good grades and high test scores. While this plan is meant to attract the best and the brightest, it can also mean that money…
By Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report
A Hechinger Report analysis of Pell grant graduation rate data from a cross section of colleges and universities suggests that billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded Pell grants nationwide go to students who never earn degrees.
By Jeni O'Malley, Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — President Barack Obama's proposal to make two years of college free will get a key test Friday as he travels to Indiana, a red state where making college more affordable and increasing graduation rates are squarely in the…
By PBS NewsHour
President Obama’s plan to make the first two years of community college free could help up to 9 million students and add educated employees to the workforce. But it would cost the federal government billions and would have to pass…
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