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How the Community Scholars Program reimagined students’ 2020 summer experience

What does it take to pivot a decades-old, community-focused residential program to a virtual format? Learn how CSP is ensuring that students thrive in their transition to, and time at, Georgetown.

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August 07, 2020
4 ways to improve the community college transfer pipeline

As the pandemic upends college plans and magnifies racial disparities, higher education leaders say it is more crucial than ever to strengthen community college students’ path to an affordable four-year degree.

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August 07, 2020
How will work-study work this year?

Colleges and universities are adjusting their approach to work-study aid this academic year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to limit job opportunities and on-campus activities.

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August 07, 2020
Colleges revisit tuition, fees as fall semester comes into focus

Dozens of institutions will hold prices steady this year, while a small number, including Georgetown, have announced plans to reduce tuition as they start the academic year in virtual mode.

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July 30, 2020
Big philanthropic investments a bright spot for HBCUs amid financial uncertainty worsened by pandemic

Philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott’s announcement on Tuesday to donate a total of almost $160 million to Howard University and five other historically Black colleges and universities adds to a growing wave of high-profile investments in the traditionally underrepresented higher ed institutions.

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July 30, 2020
How can college food pantries help when students aren’t on campus?

Colleges are finding new ways to connect food-insecure students with needed meals, recognizing that the pandemic has separated many students from essential campus resources.

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July 30, 2020
Fewer low-income students making enrollment deposits, filing FAFSA

Raising equity concerns, a new analysis finds that fewer low-income students and students of color admitted to college are submitting enrollment deposits—and, among lower-income deposited students, “an alarming number” are not filing the FAFSA.

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