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Georgetown urges Supreme Court to allow DACA to continue

Georgetown this month joined 18 other colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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October 11, 2019
California: UC considers going test-optional, new law funds emergency student aid

Given the system’s size, the University of California’s decision could shape the future of standardized testing requirements in college admissions. Meanwhile, targeting other barriers to attainment, California recently made available additional funds for emergency student aid.

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October 11, 2019
Noting a decline in middle-class students, colleges provide more aid

As fewer middle-income students enroll in college, administrators concerned about a “hollowing of the middle class” and institutions’ financial outlook are increasing financial aid packages and outreach to middle-class applicants.

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October 11, 2019
More institutions focused on serving Hispanic students, but funding outlook uncertain

A growing number of colleges and universities are working to enroll and support Latinx students, but recent congressional disagreement has thrown into question the federal aid available to minority-serving institutions.

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October 11, 2019
Accelerating part-time students’ journey to a degree

The longer part-time students take to complete their degrees, the more likely they are to veer off-course. But does pushing students to shoulder more classes increase their success or leave them overburdened?

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October 04, 2019
Food scholarships, meal-swipe drives, and more: Emerging ways to meet basic needs

Around 500 college administrators and faculty recently gathered in Houston to share strategies for addressing food and housing insecurity. Here are five takeaways.

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October 04, 2019
A college admissions counselors association just changed its code of ethics. What happens now?

Under pressure from the Justice Department, members of the National Association for College Admission Counseling have voted to remove parts of the group’s ethics code. Some fear that the decision will lead to a more chaotic college admissions environment for students and colleges, while others hope it proves beneficial.

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