A new California law allows binational students, many of whom were born and go to school in the U.S. but live in Mexico, to pay in-state tuition at participating community colleges.
A coalition of higher education associations announced that hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities have committed to simplifying financial aid offers and sharing estimated net prices with students and their families.
A new analysis reveals that most families struggle to cover college costs, with students from low-income households and underrepresented groups facing the largest gaps between what they can afford and how much they have to pay to attend college.
Students and families can be caught off guard when outside scholarships actually count against their eligibility for institutional financial aid, leaving them struggling to cover college costs they didn’t expect to shoulder.
Many tuition-free college programs actually benefit students from middle- and high-income families more than those from lower-income households. Some states are working to change that.
U.S. colleges and universities are offering ever-greater discounts to make their institutions more affordable and attractive as they compete for students who are increasingly concerned about the value of a college education.
At nearly 700 colleges and universities across the country, net prices have risen more rapidly for the lowest-income students than for their highest-income peers, says The Hechinger Report.
Changes to the financial aid process could expand access to Pell Grants for students from low-income households, according to a new analysis from state education leaders.
A new book recounts how some college students have adopted a routine of paid blood plasma donations in order to afford their education and basic needs.
New Yellow Ribbon Program benefits will cover the annual cost of full-time undergraduate tuition for eligible military-connected students.
With the majority of college students commuting to campus, U.S. colleges and universities are working to ease public transportation expenses and broaden access.
The medical insurance and health center fees required by many U.S. colleges and universities can sneak up on students and families already struggling to manage college costs.