The average debt rose 5 percent for students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in the class of 2011.

A study of more than 30,000 Texas high school students finds those who participate in dual enrollment as more than twice as likely to enroll in college and nearly twice as likely to earn a degree.

An investigation by ProPublica finds many colleges still producing confusing financial-aid award letters to students.

In its first student-loan ombudsman report, the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau describes complaints from private student-loan borrowers.

Nearly 3.5 million high school students will take the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests this week, often giving them an advantage when taking the SAT.

New report, "Lost without a Map: A Survey About Student Experiences Navigating the Financial Aid Process," reflects student borrowers lack of knowledge and counseling about loans.

A new study by the Center for Public Education at the National School Boards Association finds persistence of college freshmen positively linked to their college advising level, math preparation, and AP/IB courses.

A new policy brief discusses the importance of state policies and institutional cooperation in encouraging transfer from two- to four-year colleges.

Preliminary data from the National Center for Education Statistics on fall 2011 postsecondary enrollment shows an overall decline of 0.2 percent with for-profits and community colleges losing the most student and private nonprofits experiencing the biggest gains.

The University of Texas at Austin announces a pilot program that gives students rebates on loans if they progress through their degree program on time.


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