State Spending on Higher Education Still Hasn't Recovered From the Recession
And progress on that front may be slowing.
For College Students Teetering on the Financial Edge, Micro-Grants Can Make All the Difference
Often college students nearing graduation have bills that, while small, could prevent them from graduating. Many universities now offer micro-grants to cover such expenses, which helps keep such students on track to graduation.
Financial Aid Letters Are Really, Really Confusing
And that makes it hard for kids to choose the right school.
Another Financial Aid Program Targets Middle-Class Students
An expert weighs in on Brown University's new no-loan program and other ways schools can cut costs for middle- and low-income families.
Brown University Plans to Eliminate Loans From Student Aid
Brown hopes to raise $30 million by December in order to eliminate loans starting in the 2018–19 academic year.
Colleges Flush With Cash Are Saddling Their Poorest Students With Debt
A ProPublica analysis of newly available federal data shows that some of the nation’s wealthiest colleges are leaving their poorest students with plenty of debt.
Should We Force Colleges to Disclose How They Allocate Financial Aid?
Universities rarely release the specific criteria behind their aid decisions. Could a little-known regulation help open the black box?
George Washington University Has for Years Claimed to be Need-Blind
After years of repeatedly claiming to practice “need-blind” admissions, administrators at George Washington University now acknowledge that the school has long given an edge to wealthier students.