More than half a billion dollars in surplus lottery funds, meant for Georgia’s college students, is sitting unused in the state’s coffers even as many drop out of school, unable to afford to continue.
By Meredith Kolodner and Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report
Families applying for federal student aid are facing extra hurdles this year after a potential data breach led federal officials to remove an online tool that smoothed the process.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
Federal financial aid for college is often underutilized due to the complexity of required paperwork; however, 90% of students who do complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) enroll in school. This year, the FAFSA is being streamlined…
By PBS NewsHour
As policymakers try to increase college-going, the cost has finally exceeded the grasp of low- and middle-income Americans.
By Mikhail Zinshteyn, The Hechinger Report
By Timothy Pratt, The Hechinger Report
A lack of basic financial knowledge and advice is aggravating student debt and defaults. Student financial ambassadors are looking to help.
Can New York City dramatically increase graduation rates at its community colleges? That's the goal behind a support program for full-time students, which offers financial help, convenient schedules and the encouragement of an adviser. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday.
By PBS NewsHour
At many colleges and universities, merit-based scholarships are meant to attract the best and the brightest students. But opponents say they can inadvertently end up rewarding the richest applicants. That’s why some schools have started giving out need-based aid only.
Among the many students heading off to college this fall, those from wealthier backgrounds are far more likely to graduate after four years. Hari Sreenivasan takes a look at why that occurs, and what one university is doing to combat…
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