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Tag: College Affordability
Modern States Education Alliance, Morgan State University Partner to Address College Affordability Challenges
With student debt loan rising—which currently exceeds $30,000 on average for recent graduates—non-profit Modern States Education Alliance sought to address the college affordability problem. The solution? Offering the ability for prospective students to earn college credit at no cost.
June 28, 2021
California Gov. Newsom Proposes $12 Billion Increase in Higher Ed Investments
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $12 billion increase for higher ed, with investments in college affordability, strengthening pathways, improving time to degree and graduation and addressing COVID-19 pandemic impacts on students. The investments aim to close racial equity gaps, which have been exacerbated during the pandemic. The higher ed budget proposed in the […]
May 18, 2021
Report: Students Struggle to Find Accurate Estimates for Non-Tuition Costs
A new report by uAspire, a non-profit focused on college affordability, examines how colleges calculate and communicate information about non-tuition expenses to students.
July 6, 2020
Amid the Pandemic, Some Universities Plan to Continue Tuition Hikes
Because of the coronavirus, a growing number of colleges and universities – like William & Mary College, Pomona College and Central Michigan University – are suspending price increases for the upcoming school year, while some institutions are planning tuition hikes against pushback from students.
May 28, 2020
How Do Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Compare on the Student Debt Crisis
Coming to the end of a long winnowing process, now only two Democratic presidential candidates remain, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. Their plans for higher education policy differ in clarity and breadth, experts say, at a time when higher education policy may be more critical to voters than ever, as universities, their students and graduates prepare for an economy impacted by the coronavirus.
April 5, 2020
Higher Learning Advocates Policy Brief Suggests Measures to Improve Part-Time Student Success
The brief, “Policies Impacting Today’s Part-Time Students: Boosting College Access and Completion for All,” provided recommendations to institutions in order to improve the success rate for part-time students.
February 26, 2020
Students Can’t Afford to Work Their Way Through College, Report Finds
The idea that a college student can work their way through school at minimum wage is a myth, according to a new report from The Education Trust, a college access advocacy organization.
December 17, 2019
Washington Expands College Grant Program
Under the new Washington College Grant program, Washington residents from families earning less than the median income will be eligible for free or reduced college tuition, starting in fall 2020. The program is a recent expansion of the State Need Grant, The Seattle Times reports. The $45 million program offers grants on a sliding scale. […]
November 11, 2019
Dr. Daniel Wubah: a Ghanaian Regional King and University President
For Dr. Daniel Wubah, the past two years have been a whirlwind. A year ago, in 2018, Wubah, a microbiologist by training, was named president of Millersville University. And in 2017, he was coronated king of a district in Ghana when his uncle, who was king at the time, passed away.
November 1, 2019
SREB Establishes Dual Enrollment Initiative to Address Inequity, Affordability Concerns
Under the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) new initiative, a panel of universities, agencies and legislatures will discuss student inequity and financial concerns within dual enrollment programs. The initiative will address college affordability, provide quality educational experiences for students from all backgrounds and help states meet their educational attainment and workforce goals. Last week, at […]
September 11, 2019
New Report: Student Loan Debt Widens Racial Wealth Gap
Student loan debt is swelling for graduates across the country. But according to a new report, the crisis is hitting students of color the hardest – and widening the racial wealth gap in the process. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Center for Responsible Lending released a report on the issue during the NAACP national convention in Detroit this week.
July 23, 2019
New Report Finds Stark Inequity in Chicago Higher Education
None of the Chicago-area four-year public universities, as of 2016, has been able to graduate more than half of their Black and Latinx students. The Partnership for College Completion shared this and other findings in a report released yesterday, based on a regional study of college enrollment and graduation rates for slow-income and minority students in and around Chicago.
July 18, 2019
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