U.S. universities in states that border Mexico are developing support systems, transportation options, and faculty policies that reflect the difficulties of attending class in one nation while living in another.
Signaling that free-college programs could be moving into the mainstream, a number of candidates are running on college-affordability proposals this election cycle.
New analyses highlight average debt levels by state, disparities in student loan default rates, and the surprisingly small number of applicants approved for the public service loan forgiveness program.
More students are asking colleges: Will you trade free, viral online exposure for a break on tuition costs?
A growing number of public research universities assign different price tags to different academic programs, but critics say the approach may discourage low-income students from entering certain fields.