The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees, and, yes, testing screwups.
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December 21, 2017
December 12, 2017
A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in a hacking scheme that shut down a key piece of the federal financial aid system earlier this year.
December 01, 2017
A Republican bill to overhaul the Higher Education Act would require schools to notify students by 10th grade that financial aid could help them afford college. It also requires "enhanced" financial-aid counseling.
November 29, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education plans to roll out a mobile app for the FAFSA in the spring of 2018.
November 28, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announces plans to offer a mobile phone app for the FAFSA, the latest in a series of steps in recent years to make it easier to apply for financial aid for college.
November 09, 2017
Colleges and universities have a duty to help low-income students surmount the many barriers they face in the application process, and 11 key practices could help them do that, a new report says.
November 06, 2017
The tax reform bill unveiled by House Republicans last week ends a popular deduction: for interest paid on student loans.
October 25, 2017
A pair of new reports shows moderate annual rises in college prices, but students still struggle to get enough financial aid to cover all their expenses.
September 27, 2017
The data-retrieval tool for federal financial aid forms will be back up and running by Oct. 1. It has been down since last spring because of security problems.
August 14, 2017
In response to a major security breach, federal officials have announced a change to the financial-aid application that some worry could discourage students from applying for the support they need to go to college.