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.
Tuition discounts at private colleges and universities hit record high
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.
Financial aid shifting from lower-income students to higher-income students, analysis finds
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.
More students may be eligible for Pell Grants under FAFSA Simplification Act
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.
Students selling their blood plasma to cover college costs
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.
Georgetown expands scholarships for military-connected undergraduate students
New Yellow Ribbon Program benefits will cover the annual cost of full-time undergraduate tuition for eligible military-connected students.
Reducing college students’ transportation costs to boost retention
With the majority of college students commuting to campus, U.S. colleges and universities are working to ease public transportation expenses and broaden access.
College health insurance fees present unforeseen expenses for some students
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.
GAO highlights opportunities to improve accuracy, transparency in financial aid packages
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that most U.S. colleges and universities are not following best practices for providing clear and standard information when sharing financial aid packages with newly admitted students, leaving many families unprepared for the true cost of college.
Report: Colleges increasingly unaffordable for Pell Grant recipients
The National College Attainment Network finds that two- and four-year colleges are becoming more unaffordable for the average Pell Grant recipient.
What’s really putting a damper on college enrollment? Survey takes a closer look.
In a new survey of high school graduates who decided not to attend college or stopped out, most said they are undecided about college or not planning to attend, citing not only cost concerns but also stress and a desire for on-the-job training.
The main obstacle to degree completion among Indigenous students? College costs, a study finds.
A first-of-its-kind report calls on higher education to expand financial support for Native American students and increase awareness of the college affordability challenges they face.