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June 25, 2015

Federal College-Rating System to Drop Scoring Plans

U.S. Department of Education officials are reportedly backing away from rating the performance of schools in a new college-rating system, instead opting to offer expanded data for consumers.

May 28, 2015

Students' Biggest Concern About College? Cost

The College Decisions Survey by New America reveals two-thirds of incoming college students say specific college costs is the single most important factor in choosing a college.

May 19, 2015

Denver Promise Gets Boost From Cost-Benefit Study, Fine-Tunes Its Focus

The Denver Scholarship Foundation released a report showing that every dollar invested in a student who graduates from the program yields 9 times that amount in taxes returned to the economy.

May 18, 2015

Public Universities Lure Out-of-State Students With Merit Aid

The New America Foundation examined 424 public college and universities to find an increasing number are using merit aid to attract out-of-state students who can pay higher tuition.

April 13, 2015

Tuition Revenue Keeps Public Colleges Afloat as State Support Lags

A new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers association finds tuition made up 47 percent of revenues for public colleges for the third year in a row.

February 19, 2015

Think Tank Proposes 'College for All' Plan

The Center for American Progress released a plan today calling for all high school graduates to receive enough support up to the level of tuition to attend their state public college or university.

January 26, 2015

Proposals to Change Tax Code Could Impact Higher Education Savings

If President Obama's new tax proposal is adopted, families could no longer withdraw money for college expenses from 529 Plans for free.

January 09, 2015

Enthusiasm and Caution Follow Obama's Free Community College Proposal

Some are encouraged by President Obama's proposal to fund two years of free community college, but others are skeptical of the approach.

January 06, 2015

New Books Walk Parents Through College Cost-Cutting Strategies

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox offers tips on saving money on upfront college costs, avoiding hidden college fees, and accessing financial aid in two new personal finance books.

December 12, 2014

Student Borrowers Warned About Debt-Relief Scams

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shuts down two student loan debt relief service companies for allegedly exploiting student borrowers.

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