Colleges and universities with differential tuition policies, in which students pay more for certain majors, are working to ensure they don’t create unintended barriers for students of color and first-generation, low-income college students.
Some U.S. colleges and universities are pushing back deadlines to help students and families impacted by delays in the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
A new survey of stopped-out and currently enrolled community college students finds that work obligations and college costs are major reasons why they leave their programs. Policies focused on reducing financial barriers can help.
Amanda Wibben, MTS (M’26), winner of the 2023-24 Lawrence Dean Scholarship, has shown her dedication to caring for local communities and working to reduce global health inequities.
After announcing that colleges may not receive students’ Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data until early March, Education Department officials said they are providing additional resources to help under-resourced schools and students manage the compressed financial aid process.
A new policy brief calls on colleges to use readily available financial aid data to inform students of their potential eligibility for government assistance, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and subsidized health insurance.
The transfer system is failing to work for community college students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree, according to two new reports, which call on higher education institutions to improve transfer pathways.
Dartmouth College recently became the first Ivy League school to reactivate its SAT/ACT requirement for applicants, saying that standardized test results help admissions officers to notice promising students from less-resourced backgrounds who “might otherwise be missed in a test-optional environment.”
Stephan Murphy, U.S. Army veteran and higher education leader, has joined Georgetown as its new director of the Military and Veterans’ Resource Center (MAVRC), which provides resources to help military-connected students thrive at Georgetown and beyond.
A new report finds that college students who face discrimination have higher levels of mental health distress than their peers. Campus efforts that support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) goals can help.
Finding that the pandemic made a large and lasting dent in their student organizations, colleges are working to increase participation in hopes of reducing students’ social isolation and boosting their academic success, wellbeing, and life skills.
Pennsylvania’s governor has proposed an overhaul of the state’s public higher education system aimed at improving workforce development and increasing college access and affordability for low- and middle-income families.