Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy recently announced the creation of a scholarship fund to increase access for active-duty servicemen and women, veterans, and military-connected students.
A new report indicates that the discounts on tuition and fees offered to students by private colleges and universities accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Education this week prepared to distribute more than $36 billion in emergency aid to colleges, announcing that it has reversed a Trump-era decision that barred undocumented and international students from accessing the funds.
President Joe Biden’s new $1.8 trillion spending plan features more than $300 billion in higher education investments intended to increase college affordability and close equity gaps.
The commitment from alumnus and civic entrepreneur Frank H. McCourt Jr. (C’75) includes $50 million for financial aid and scholarships, catalyzing Georgetown’s ambition to build the nation’s most inclusive school of public policy.
A growing number of colleges are embracing competitive, organized video gaming, but a new survey suggests that women are underrepresented on those esports teams and among esports scholarship recipients.
The $1.9 trillion stimulus package President Joe Biden signed into law this week provides $40 billion for higher education, eliminates taxes on student debt forgiveness, and closes a regulatory loophole that may encourage for-profit schools to target student-veterans.
Real-estate developer Samuel G. Rose has given the University of Baltimore $5 million for scholarships to support students transferring from other institutions—the largest-ever single-donor cash gift to the institution’s endowment.
The Chronicle of Higher Education this week took a closer look at the complexities of the College Scholarship Service Profile, a financial aid form used by approximately 300 colleges, universities, and organizations to allocate institutional aid.
Several months after receiving multimillion dollar gifts from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott, under-resourced colleges and universities say the funds will enable them to bolster financial aid and realize other strategic goals.
A new analysis shows that students in majority-Black and Latinx neighborhoods are asked to verify the accuracy of information submitted in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid far more often than students in majority-white communities.
Pointing to this year’s enrollment and financial aid numbers, higher education experts are cautioning that the pandemic could reverse hard-won gains in Latinx students’ representation on college campuses.