The access and transparency implications of differential tuition

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.

No FAFSA data until March? Education officials add support amid delays.

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.

How to connect more students with crucial public benefits

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.

Dartmouth reinstates SAT/ACT requirement, citing diversity goals

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.”