Louisiana has seen a huge spike in the number of students submitting federal financial-aid applications, due in part to a big push in schools to help students complete the forms.
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December 19, 2016
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December 13, 2016
Thirty elite colleges have announced the American Talent Initiative, which aims to step up recruiting of students from low- and middle-income families.
December 08, 2016
A new study finds that fewer than half of high school seniors are completing a key step on the road to college: filling out the FAFSA, which can unlock money that makes or breaks a student's college chances.
October 27, 2016
The National Student Clearinghouse report quantifies what most educators know: Students from schools with high rates of poverty or large enrollments of minority students enroll in college, and complete college, at much lower rates than their more advantaged peers.
August 03, 2016
To thrive in a rapidly changing workplace, low-income students need not only postsecondary education, but work experience, and skills like adaptability and perseverance that will help them succeed in their jobs, a new report says.
June 24, 2016
A new study by Nicholas W. Hillman maps the United States by "education deserts," showing that college choice in many regions is severely limited.
June 22, 2016
The new ACT Center for Equity and Learning will focus on addressing educational equity issues such as expanding access to college for underserved learners and closing the achievement gap.
May 03, 2016
The president of the College Board hinted Tuesday that the new SAT has enabled a broader range of students to perform well on the college-admissions exam.