The Baltimore university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. — will allow Johns Hopkins to eliminate student loans in financial aid packages starting next fall.
By Associated Press
Florida is one of 35 states that tie college funding to graduation rates. But a new study,“The Pell Divide,” finds a difference in graduation rates between students who receive funding assistance from Pell Grants and those who don’t. Hari Sreenivasan…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Merrill Schwerin
Taxpayers have spent more than $325 billion in the last decade on Pell Grants meant to help low-income students graduate, but only half of Pell recipients at four-year universities and colleges graduated within six years, new data show. It’s the…
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
To dig into the student debt crisis and discuss possible solutions, join the PBS NewsHour for a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. ET Thursday, Aug. 24 along with leading education voices.
By Victoria Pasquantonio
By Meredith Kolodner and Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report
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 Collin Binkley, Associated Press
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 PBS NewsHour
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 Mikhail Zinshteyn, The Hechinger Report
As policymakers try to increase college-going, the cost has finally exceeded the grasp of low- and middle-income Americans.
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.
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