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New Flexibilities for FAFSA Filers Impacted by IRS Data Tool Suspension

Posted on April 24 2017by Michelle Mott

The U.S. Education Department on Monday announced changes to 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Verification Requirements. The announcement comes in response ...

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate

Posted on April 24 2017

In the main room of a onetime fraternity house at the edge of San Diego State University, a small group of students labors quietly, laser-focused, over textbooks and laptops. This is the Veterans ...

Trump aides struggle to clarify policy on 'dreamers' and deportation

Posted on April 24 2017

The Trump administration is struggling to explain precisely what it intends to do about people who are in the country illegally. President Trump told the Associated Press on Friday that the "...

Draft Bill to Impose Fee on Future GI Bill Benefits

Posted on April 21 2017by Michelle Mott

New military members could see a monthly salary deduction to pay into the GI Bill to receive future education benefits, according to Military Times. Draft legislation from U.S. House Veterans Affai...

Enrollment Declines, Transfer Barriers: Community College Presidents’ Survey

Posted on April 21 2017

Six in 10 leaders of community colleges say their enrollments have declined in the past three years, including 21 percent who say enrollment is down by 10 percent or more, according to&nb...

Illinois and Everyone Else

Posted on April 20 2017

It’s impossible to examine state higher education finances in 2016 without separating the collapse in Illinois from a more nuanced picture across the rest of the country. State and local sup...

Higher Poverty Means Lower FAFSA Completion, New Data Show

Posted on April 20 2017

In most states, high school seniors in higher-poverty school districts complete the FAFSA at lower rates than students in wealthier districts. To someone not familiar with the inequities of higher ...

Trump's New Order on Visas Could Make American Colleges Less Appealing Overseas

Posted on April 19 2017

Yet again a Trump-administration executive order has the potential to roil American campuses and their recruitment of international students. President Trump on Tuesday signed a measure ...

Full-Time Finishers

Posted on April 19 2017

A growing body of research shows that college students who enroll full-time, taking even 12 credits’ worth of course work in a single semester, are much more likely stick with college, save m...

New Data Reveals, For First Time, Each Colleges' Share of Rich Kids

Posted on April 19 2017

The College of William & Mary, the country's second oldest higher-education institution, is a top public research university. But in many ways, the school is a lot more like an elite p...