"Free college" proposals are multiplying like rabbits as Democratic presidential candidates jump on board with the idea. But these plans vary widely. And most don't make college "free."
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December 19, 2018
A group of elite colleges and universities reports modest progress in enrolling more lower-income students.
December 04, 2018
Guaranteeing college admission to highly qualified students can have a big influence on whether low-income students pick an appropriately challenging college, a new study finds.
October 29, 2018
Tennessee offers college remediation in 12th grade, and it pays off with boosting students' enrollment rates in credit-bearing classes. The catch? Students didn't appear to be any stronger in math than their peers.
October 18, 2018
A new $25 million scholarship sponsored by the College Board rewards students for taking key steps to prepare for, and apply to, college.
October 10, 2018
A federal survey finds that students' estimates of the cost of tuition and fees at four-year colleges track closely with their socioeconomic backgrounds.
September 27, 2018
The Common Application acquires "Reach Higher," a signature college-access initiative started by former First Lady Michelle Obama.
August 28, 2018
Just over half of SAT takers retake the SAT at least once, but new research shows that retakes can have a significant effect on college enrollment.
May 17, 2018
A new report assembles statistics pointing to a troubling good news/bad news pattern among low-income students heading to college.
May 16, 2018
The rules of the college game have changed, making it necessary for students to carefully analyze the earnings payoffs of specific programs of study, according to a new report.