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.

No FAFSA data until March? Education officials add support amid delays.

After announcing that colleges may not receive students’ Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data until early March, Education Department officials said they are providing additional resources to help under-resourced schools and students manage the compressed financial aid process.

How to connect more students with crucial public benefits

A new policy brief calls on colleges to use readily available financial aid data to inform students of their potential eligibility for government assistance, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and subsidized health insurance.