Sixty-seven of the nation’s college promise programs offer free tuition for students age 25 and older, but far fewer are actually designed for adult learners.
Three years after the launch of its tuition-assistance program, the nation’s largest private employer announced it will drop the program’s $1-a-day fee and fully cover associates’ college tuition and books.
Many of the nation’s employers offer college tuition benefits to their workers, but a significant share of the billions of dollars earmarked for those programs goes unused.
A new report from The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality highlights the living costs incurred by students ages 25 to 45—expenses that are often underestimated and can jeopardize students’ college success.
Prioritizing flexibility and affordability, a new online undergraduate program from Morehouse College seeks to broaden higher education access for the millions of Black men who have some college credit but no degree.
The transition to online learning during the coronavirus pandemic may turn out to have a positive impact on the re-enrollment of students who have earned some college credit but no degree.
Images of college students typically feature one type of learner: the recent high school graduate living on campus. A new photo project hopes to show that the postsecondary experience is far more varied.
Around 6.6 million former college students have earned academic credits that they can’t claim because their institution withholds transcripts in the event of an outstanding balance—and very few programs exist to help.
College students with children are facing heightened income loss, food insecurity, housing gaps, and child care responsibilities, further threatening their retention.
Federal officials have invited 67 additional schools—including Georgetown University—to participate in a program that gives incarcerated students access to need-based aid through partnerships between correctional facilities and colleges.
Adult learners and student parents were already balancing competing priorities before COVID-19, but the pandemic has added even more demands to the mix.
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.