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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 10, 2015

Vassar College Recognized for Support of Low-Income Students

The selective liberal arts school in New York was honored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for increasing financial aid and more than doubling the percent of low-income students enrolled in recent years.

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.

December 10, 2014

Student Aid Programs Get Slight Boost in Proposed Federal Budget

Congressional federal budget compromise includes slightly more funding for college access programs and student aid grants.

December 09, 2013

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Looks to Experiment with New Financial-Aid Models

Colleges are being invited to test out new ways of awarding federal aid, including giving Pell Grants to high school students and offering grants for competency-based progress, under a new initiative.

October 23, 2013

Price Increases at Public Universities Slow Down

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.

September 06, 2013

Possible Changes To Pell Grant Program Outlined

The Congressional Budget Offices outlines possible reforms and alternatives to the Pell Grant program to help low-income students pay for college.

August 20, 2013

More Students Relying on Federal Student Aids and Loans

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.

May 09, 2013

Colleges Shortchanging Needy Students in Battle for Prestige, Money

Many students who receive Pell Grants pay high tuition at their colleges, as institutional aid is used to compete for other students, a new report says.

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