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November 09, 2017

11 Steps Colleges Should Take to Help Low-Income Students

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

Republican Tax Proposal Dumps Key College Deductions

The tax reform bill unveiled by House Republicans last week ends a popular deduction: for interest paid on student loans.

October 25, 2017

College Prices Rise Moderately, But Still Outstrip Student Aid

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

Automated Tax-Retrieval Tool to Return to FAFSA

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

Feds Announce FAFSA Security Changes, Sparking New Worries

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.

August 09, 2017

Earlier Financial-Aid Timetable: Did It Make a Difference?

Many colleges and universities sent out financial-aid decisions earlier this year, in response to big changes in the schedule for submitting the FAFSA.

July 12, 2017

You Want More Students Applying for Financial Aid? Bring in Michelle Obama.

A new study shows that Michelle Obama increased communities' financial-aid-application rates when she showed up to boost college access.

June 20, 2017

FAFSA Hacker Was Aiming for Trump Tax Info, Court Records Say

The hacker who prompted federal officials to shut down the FAFSA data-retrieval tool was allegedly aiming for Donald Trump's tax information, according to court records.

April 24, 2017

Where Students Need Financial Aid the Most, Fewer Apply, Study Finds

A new study shows that in high-poverty districts, where students need financial aid the most, the rates of aid applications are lower.

March 31, 2017

FAFSA Tool Won't Be Fixed Until Fall, Feds Say

The Internal Revenue Service and Education Department announced earlier this month that a tool for helping students apply for federal financial aid would be unavailable for several weeks—but now they're saying it will be offline for another six months.

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