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September 29, 2015

Alternative to 'Common App' Aims to Help Students Apply to College

There's a new alternative to the Common Application, and it hopes to help low-income and underrepresented students apply to college. A group of 83 colleges, including some of the nation's most elite, came up with the idea.

September 21, 2015

Colleges, Organizations Win $60 Million to Boost College Access, Completion

The grant program aims to improve retention and completion rates, especially at institutes that serve minority and low-income students.

September 14, 2015

UPDATED: Obama's New Federal Financial Aid Rules Allow Earlier Applications

The president's announcement Monday means that students can fill out the FAFSA months earlier, and use tax information from two years, instead of one year, earlier.

September 09, 2015

Obama Appoints Panel to Lead Push for Free Community College

The president has assembled a panel of leaders who will push for free community college on a state-by-state basis, since Congress hasn't moved forward on a national plan.

August 25, 2015

Tennessee Students Start Classes Under Tuition-Free College Program

Nearly 1 in 4 recent high school graduates in Tennessee will begin classes under a new state program that offers two years of free tuition at a state community or technical college.

July 20, 2015

First-Generation Students' Struggle to Be Ready for College

New data bring a fresh urgency to the extra support that first-generation students need to tackle their college aspirations.

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