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July 16, 2013

Tuition Rises More for In-State than Out-of-State College Students

Tuition rates go up at a faster rate for in-state public college students than out-of-state students, new provisional data from the U.S. Department of Education show.

March 15, 2012

Senate Bill Would Encourage College Planning and Savings

U.S.Senator Coons to introduce American Dream Act Accounts to encourage low-income students to plan and save for college

February 21, 2012

Feedback Requested on Federal Tools for College Comparisons

Administration seeking feedback on new draft of college scorecard to help students compare value and affordability of schools.

February 19, 2012

If You Need Financial Help for College, Look to These Schools

U.S. News lists 62 colleges that claim to cover 100 percent of student financial need.

November 02, 2011

Where Do Students Get the Most Merit Aid for College?

Incoming college students can receive financial help based on need, merit, or a combination of the two. Increasingly, states are rewarding students with grants and scholarships linked to academic performance. State grants not based on need have grown at triple the rate of need-based grants over th...

October 19, 2011

Growth in Merit-Based College Financial Aid Chronicled

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...

October 07, 2011

Student Film Gives Voice to Struggle to Pay for College

Madena Henderson tells her story of beating the odds in Troy, N.Y., in the documentary "The Haves and the Have Nots".

September 26, 2011

New Haven Creates PreK-8 College-Going Curriculum

A new curriculum being developed in Yale University's backyard aims to instill a college-going attitude in students as early as preschool, with students from pre-K through 8th grade spending one day a month focused on college-going skills, from goal-setting to financial literacy.

August 24, 2011

Families Cope With Rising College Costs in Strategic Ways

To deal with college expenses in this uncertain economic climate, a new survey reveals families are turning to lower-cost schools and seeking more financial aid. Students are also increasingly living at home and going to college part time. As a result, the average family reported spending 9 percent ...

August 12, 2011

New Site Crowdsources Answers to College Search

Information on the college-search process shouldn't be available only to those who can afford it. That's the idea behind a new Q&A platform, CampusSplash.com, launched this week by the founders of AdmissionSplash. Here, prospective college students can pose questions about the search process for f...

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