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Congress Can Act to Help Students Navigate College Financing
Imagine making one of the most expensive purchases of your life when you don’t fully understand the terms and true cost. And add to that scenario that you know that you are not alone because most of your peers are just as bewildered as you are. That’s the painful reality for today’s high school students as they think about how they are going to pay for college.
August 7, 2019
Poll: Most Adults Say Higher Ed Cost Big Election Issue
A new national survey conducted by educational fundraising platform GiveCampus in partnership with Wakefield Research found that 82 percent of U.S. college-educated adults think the rising cost of higher education is one of the most important issues in the 2020 election. The proportion of survey respondents holding this view is highest among the demographic groups […]
July 10, 2019
Leadership & Policy
Stepping Away From The Brink
It seems every time we take a look at higher education publications, we read about a college or university that is on the brink of a merger, associating with another institution, and/or facing the risk of closure. Higher education globally is facing unprecedented challenges, and universities and colleges need to figure out effective ways to reinvent themselves.
May 5, 2019
PhD Student’s App Aims to Improve College Match and Completion
As a teacher at a private high school in an affluent San Francisco Bay-area community and later as a dean at a high-needs public charter school in California, Vielka Hoy noticed wide differences between the two institutions in college-attainment rates and in where students decided to matriculate.
May 2, 2019
Study Finds Wide Institutional Differences in Instructional Spending
Among America’s nearly 5,500 colleges and universities, public schools spend the most on student instruction relative to tuition fees collected, with lower amounts spent by private nonprofit institutions and the least by for-profits, according to two reports recently published by The Century Foundation.
March 28, 2019
Study: Some Four-Year Institutions Provide Inaccurate, Confusing Cost Information
While bipartisan legislation is being introduced to U.S. legislatures on how to improve net price calculators (NPCs) — a tool that shows prospective students total costs of an education after scholarships and federal grants — a newly released research brief found that many four-year institutions are providing misleading or confusing cost information and some universities are not following legislation that requires NPCs to be prominently presented on their website.
March 28, 2019
Native, Black, Latino Students Most Likely to Pay for College Themselves
Nearly three in 10 college students in America are responsible for paying for all of their costs of higher education themselves, and that number is highest by far among Native American, Black and Hispanic/Latino college students, according to a study by LendEDU.
March 19, 2019
Virginia Colleges Hike In-State Tuition, Room and Board
For the upcoming school year, public colleges across Virginia will increase in-state tuition by an average of 5 percent and room and board fees by 3.5 percent, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. According to Virginia data, 62 percent of Virginia students graduate with a student loan debt average of $20,039, which has increased by 5 percent […]
August 10, 2018
Study: Student Loan Debt for Millennials Becoming More Manageable
While student loan debt is still a big challenge for millennials, there is evidence that it is becoming more manageable thanks in large part to an improving economy, expanding job market and rising incomes for the demographic group.
August 7, 2018
Textbook Costs Drop as Nearly Half of Colleges Use OpenStax
OpenStax, an online digital-resource service created by Rice University in 2012, has surpassed its goal of saving students $500 million in textbook costs by 2020 as usage rises and average textbook costs drop for the first time in 50 years.
August 6, 2018
NJ Launches Community College Innovation Challenge
New Jersey’s 19 community colleges have the chance to apply for a new pilot program launched Tuesday under Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. Under Murphy’s proposed Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) Program, the state’s community colleges can apply to become a CCOG Pilot School through the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). The initiative will expand access […]
August 1, 2018
‘Aim Higher Act’ House Bill Draws Praise from Higher Ed Groups
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have announced support of the Aim Higher Act legislation introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Democrat-crafted bill, a version of the Higher Education Act that is due for reauthorization, has some significant differences from the PROSPER […]
July 25, 2018
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