Although colleges and universities give most of their aid to need-based students, a growing proportion is being awarded to students based on academic achievement without regard to finances, according to a report released Tuesday. The National Center for Education Statistics examined trends in merit...
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October 19, 2011
October 13, 2011
The deadline of Oct. 29 is fast approaching for colleges to meet a federal requirement to have cost calculators on their websites. While designed to be a helpful way for families to comparison shop for colleges, the quality of what's been put online is mixed and not always user-friendly. The Instit...
October 12, 2011
Along with polishing up essays, students applying for college might be smart to spend time reviewing their online presence and revising their social-media profiles. Admissions counselors are checking out applicants' Facebook pages. The latest survey by Kaplan Test Prep shows 24 percent say they hav...
September 23, 2011
College admissions officers admit there is increasing pressure to recruit students with the ability to pay, according to a new, anonymous survey.
September 16, 2011
Two reports out this week reflect the tough financial reality that many colleges are facing in this economy and its impact on students.
September 13, 2011
It's out. U.S. News and World Report has posted its 2012 Best Colleges rankings.
August 17, 2011
Just a reminder to join me for a free Education Week webinar today at 2 p.m. EST to discuss access to college for low-income students. The presenters will be Jennifer Engle from the Education Trust and Traci Kirtley of Admission Possible. For more information or to register, click here.
August 17, 2011
When high school seniors think about applying online, many will turn to the Common Application for Undergraduate Admissions, which is accepted by 463 colleges. But there is a lesser-known avenuethe Universal College Application or UCA with 60 member colleges. Just as the Common App opened f...
August 16, 2011
Getting into college is not rocket science. It is a lot of hard work, but it can be done. That's the mantra that authors Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde suggest to families in their book out today from Three Rivers Press, College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step. Maml...
August 15, 2011
More students are going to college than ever before, but the road is rough if you are from a low-income family. Not only do you often lack the money for school, but the process of applying and getting financial aid can be daunting. Here's are some stark statistics: While 84 percent of high-income ...