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May 28, 2015

Students' Biggest Concern About College? Cost

The College Decisions Survey by New America reveals two-thirds of incoming college students say specific college costs is the single most important factor in choosing a college.

May 18, 2015

Public Universities Lure Out-of-State Students With Merit Aid

The New America Foundation examined 424 public college and universities to find an increasing number are using merit aid to attract out-of-state students who can pay higher tuition.

January 06, 2015

New Books Walk Parents Through College Cost-Cutting Strategies

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox offers tips on saving money on upfront college costs, avoiding hidden college fees, and accessing financial aid in two new personal finance books.

January 05, 2015

Big Push Gets Underway for Free Application for Federal Student Aid

As FASFA season kicks off Jan. 1, high schools are encouraged to increase applications to help more students finance college.

December 12, 2014

Student Borrowers Warned About Debt-Relief Scams

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shuts down two student loan debt relief service companies for allegedly exploiting student borrowers.

November 13, 2014

Encouraging Trends Seen in New Reports on College Pricing and Debt

Two new College Board reports find that four-year public colleges increased tuition by 1 percent after inflation, and that annual borrowing for higher education is down 8 percent.

October 31, 2014

First Lady Hosts School Video Contest on College Access

The Reach Higher Initiative is sponsoring a video contest to illustrate model programs on financial aid completion and college mentoring.

October 21, 2014

Online Training Launched to Improve College Access Advising

The National College Access Network has launched a professional development training platform to better equip counselors who assist students in the college search process.

October 02, 2014

New Online Resource for Latino Students

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute launched an online database to connect students with resources to improve readiness and access to higher education.

September 23, 2014

Syracuse Considers Cuts to Posse Scholarships

The university is slated to cut 20 of its 30 Posse Foundation scholarships next year, as new leadership reviews the financial aid dollars awarded.

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