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December 21, 2017

Testing, Bachelor's Degrees and More: the Most-Read 'High School & Beyond' Posts of 2017

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.

December 12, 2017

FAFSA Hacker Pleads Guilty to Trying to Get Trump Tax Info

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

Financial Aid Awareness and Counseling Enhanced Under GOP Higher-Ed Bill

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

Mobile FAFSA to Debut in Spring 2018

The U.S. Department of Education plans to roll out a mobile app for the FAFSA in the spring of 2018.

November 28, 2017

Making the FAFSA Even Easier: Apply for Financial Aid on Your Phone

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

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.

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