FAFSA top of mind as ‘decision day’ comes and goes

After months of delays and technical difficulties, the Department of Education and advocacy groups are working to help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid so they can receive financial aid packages and decide where to enroll.

Still following college sticker prices? Ignore them, report says

The published cost of attending college is a “poor indicator” of what students really pay to attend; yet, it often discourages middle- and low-income students from pursuing higher education. A new report explores “a better way” to track what’s happening with college costs.

Applicants, colleges on hold as FAFSA frustrations continue

U.S. colleges and universities are offering support and extending admissions deadlines to ensure applicants, especially those from low-income and other historically underrepresented backgrounds, have the time they need to consider financial aid packages.

The end of race-conscious scholarships?

The debate around the scope of last year’s Supreme Court ruling ending race-based affirmative action in college admissions has allowed state policymakers to push for the end of scholarships that consider applicants’ race.

New Mexico to invest nearly $1B in tuition-free program

This month, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law “the largest higher education trust fund in the nation,” which will provide New Mexico residents with free college tuition for decades to come.