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May 16, 2019

Does Higher Ed Really Pay Off? New Gates-Funded Commission Aims to Find Out

As the cost of college rises and students go deeper into debt, families are increasingly asking whether higher education is worth the cost. A new commission is tasked with helping to answer that question.

May 01, 2019

4 Things You Need to Know About 'Free College' Proposals

"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."

December 19, 2018

Why Don't Students Apply for Financial Aid?

What's the biggest reason high school students don't take advantage of federal financial aid for college? A new study sheds some light on the dynamics behind that missed opportunity.

July 27, 2018

Financial Aid by Phone: Doing the FAFSA Gets Easier, in a Glitchy Kind of Way

A new, mobile-friendly version of the federal financial-aid website made its debut this week, but not without a few glitches.

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.

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