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October 17, 2012

Financial-Aid Letters Still Confusing for Students

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

July 31, 2012

Survey Finds Economy Shaping Choices in Higher Ed.

Surveys show students picking up larger percentage of college costs, while higher education business officials reflect little change ahead for funding model

July 16, 2012

Student Focus Groups Reveal Barriers to Community College Success

Getting through community college is a struggle for millions of students. Balancing work and school is harder than many expected. Many arrive on campus surprised to learn they aren't academically prepared. And, without a clear goal or needed guidance, more often than not, students don't make it to...

March 16, 2012

Colleges Increasingly Rely on Tuition as Public Support Drops

New report from executives in higher education reveals drop in per student college funding from state and local government, while tuition increases rise to make up the difference

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 22, 2012

Revisiting the Hypothesis That Tuition Rises With Student Aid

New paper from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity offers updated view of William Bennett's hypothesis about the link between increased financial aid and rising tuition costs.

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.

February 14, 2012

Higher Ed. Community Reacts to Proposals in Obama's Budget

President's FY 2013 budget draws reaction from higher education community groups

January 27, 2012

Obama Outlines Details of College Affordability Proposals

The president is pushing a series of initiatives aimed at pressuring colleges to keep tuition down and making it easier for families to compare financial aid packages.

January 25, 2012

Obama Calls on Colleges to Rein in Costs, Urges Support for Students

President Obama's focus on college access and affordability in last night's State of the Union Address was welcomed in the higher education community. But his strong language of putting colleges "on notice" to rein in tuition costs left some wondering how that could be achieved in the current econom...

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