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Why did public universities give $32B in aid to students without financial need?

Between 2001 and 2017, more than half of four-year public colleges and universities doubled the inflation-adjusted amount they spent on non-need-based aid, according to a new analysis.

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February 21, 2020
Volunteerism expectations a little-noticed admissions hurdle for low-income students

College admissions officers have long valued community service, but could a broader definition help level the playing field for low-income students whose family and work obligations leave no time to volunteer?

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February 21, 2020
A state-by-state look at postsecondary education for incarcerated people

Despite research showing the positive impact of postsecondary education for incarcerated people, less than one-third of states are using available funding streams, and more than three-quarters actively restrict access.

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February 21, 2020
Colleges work to increase Native American students’ access and completion

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is taking steps to address the cultural and financial barriers that hamper Native American students’ college pursuits.

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February 14, 2020
Georgetown’s new director for undocumented students focuses on support, awareness

Georgetown University this week welcomed Jennifer Crewalk, who will bolster the university’s undocumented student resources and help ensure the dignity and care of all members of the university community.

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February 14, 2020
Student success program produces strong results again—and cost concerns

The highly regarded Accelerated Student in Associate Programs (ASAP) initiative developed by City University of New York led to similarly strong results at three Ohio community colleges. So, why have two already canceled it?

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February 14, 2020
Four ways to better meet transfer student needs

How can four-year institutions recruit more transfer students and better serve them when they arrive? Steven Mintz, senior adviser to the president of Hunter College, offers a four-step plan.

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