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January 27, 2017

Louisiana Sees Huge Spike in FAFSA Completions

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.

December 08, 2016

Why Is Filling Out the FAFSA So Important?

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 26, 2016

Student Aid Can't Keep Up With Rising College Prices

College prices didn't rise as much this year as they did the year before, but they're still rising faster than financial aid, leaving students in a bind.

October 11, 2016

Using Texts to 'Nudge' Students on Financial Aid

Research shows that simple text messages can help students stay on track with important parts of the college application process. The Common Application is using the technique to help students apply for financial aid.

January 19, 2016

'Bonus' for Pell Grants, Extended Timelines, Proposed by U.S. Ed. Dept.

The federal education department unveils proposals aimed at helping students finish college more quickly.

December 07, 2015

Louisiana Requires All Students to Apply for Financial Aid

The state board hopes to boost the number of students applying to college, since failure to fill out the FAFSA is known to be a common stumbling block.

November 04, 2015

College Prices: 'Moderate' Annual Rises, But 'Dramatic' Increases in Past Decade

The prices of public four-year colleges and universities have risen much more in the past decade than those in two-year colleges or private four-year institutions. But the pace of higher-ed cost increases has been slowing in recent years.

November 02, 2015

Cost of Public Colleges Varies Widely, Report Finds

A new report from the Urban Institute shows that tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities varies by as much as $10,000 per student nationwide. A host of factors contribute to the variations.

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.

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