In January, the new FAFSA form became available for incoming college students and experts suggest starting early for the best chance of getting financial aid.
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January 07, 2014
December 04, 2013
Average debt among students who borrow to earn a bachelor's degree has climbed to $29,9000 with the class of 2014, a report from the Institute for College Access & Success shows.
October 25, 2013
The new federal agency that has positioned itself as a listening ear and champion for Americans wronged by the financial system is coming through for college students. A new report shows the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helped more than 330 people receive financial compensation after making ...
October 22, 2013
Cost of tuition and fees for college students increases just 2.9 percent, still stagnating grant aid means the net price continues to increase at greater rates, according to new College Board findings.
October 01, 2013
Default rates on student loans hit 10 percent, the highest in seven years, according to new figures from the U.S. Department of Education.
September 06, 2013
The Congressional Budget Offices outlines possible reforms and alternatives to the Pell Grant program to help low-income students pay for college.
August 19, 2013
In 2011-12, 71 percent of all undergraduates received some type of financial aid compared with 66 percent four years earlier, says a new report.
August 13, 2013
Implementation of the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act begins, as groups look forward to next steps on the college-affordability agenda.
August 11, 2013
Nearly 80 percent of college students work during the school year, and 61 percent say expenses are more than they expected.
July 15, 2013
Children's savings accounts have the potential to improve educational outcomes and make college more accessible to low-income students, according to a report released today by the Assets and Education Initiative of the University of Kansas.