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April 02, 2014

High Schoolers Compete for Scholarship Dollars as College Costs Rise

Cost is a rising factor in college choice, prompting students to apply for scholarships from an array of sources as they prepare to make final decisions.

March 25, 2014

Federal Civil Rights Office Investigates Florida Scholarship Program

Allegations have resurfaced about the fairness of program, as most funding is given to students of white, affluent families, the Miami Herald reports.

February 18, 2014

Kalamazoo Scholarship Program Linked to Improved Student Outcomes

A new study of the Kalamazoo Promise finds, particularly among African-American students, that behavior and grades have improved since the scholarship program was launched.

June 05, 2012

Higher Education Leaders Agree to Cost Transparency

Leaders from 10 higher education systems agree to new transparency model in communicating with students after a meeting with Obama administration officials today.

May 23, 2012

Consistent and Clear Financial-Aid Award Letters Urged

A professional group of student financial aid administrators released report with recommendations to improve award letters to students.

May 09, 2012

Brookings Panel Suggests Reforms to State Aid for College Students

Financial aid experts recommend changes to state grant programs to help most-needy students and encourage college completion.

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.

January 31, 2012

Students Bear More of College Cost, Increase Focus on Studies

Annual freshman college survey shows students getting better prepared academically.

January 11, 2012

Essay: Lowering Student Debt Is Everyone's Responsibility

Many are saying the amount of debt that students take on to attend college has become a national crisis. In an essay in Inside Higher Education, Michael Bugeja goes beyond lamenting about the situation to offer concrete steps that everyone can take to reign in the costs of getting a degree. Starti...

October 20, 2011

Community College Dropouts Come at High Cost, New Report Says

There is a high cost to federal, state, and local governments when full-time community college students don't return for a second year. A new report by the American Institutes of Research estimates the cost of freshman dropouts over five years is $4 billion. The Hidden Cost of Community Colleges by...

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