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By Fatima Hussein, Associated Press
It’s raising alarms among education officials who say thousands of students may be opting to delay or forgo college, with potentially dire consequences for their job prospects and future earnings.
By Associated Press
As high schools close, seniors are scrambling to sort out financial aid and college decisions without guidance from counselors.
By Charlotte West, The Hechinger Report
The Trump administration is pushing to make college costs and outcomes more transparent, as an alternative to regulating institutions. But some of the data is inaccessible and inaccurate, and much is provided by colleges and universities with little independent oversight.
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
The college admissions scandal that engulfed several Hollywood figures this year has essentially delivered a public indictment of some elite institutions. It has also sparked a larger conversation about admissions, access and inequity throughout American higher education. Paul Tough has…
By Mikhail Zinshteyn, The Hechinger Report
The complexity of what "free college" really means is leading to confusion about whether students qualify. In fact, the people who would benefit the most, such as those who attend part-time or older students, are often excluded.
A growing chorus of experts is making the surprising argument that students need to be allowed to borrow more. With grants limited and college costs rising, loans can be a lifeline for students who have no other way to afford…
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
The education secretary raised a "red warning flag" at a conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, that the federal government must change the way it gives out student loans.
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 Hari Sreenivasan, Merrill Schwerin
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…
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