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.
Led by Indiana University, the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance will bring together colleges committed to improving cost transparency, increasing students’ financial literacy, and removing barriers to degree completion.
What would make college more affordable for low-income students, students of color, and students from working-class backgrounds? Three college presidents share their solutions.
Educators and legislators are seeing positive results from targeted approaches to improving FAFSA completion rates among low-income students.
Michigan is experimenting with financial aid education and college visits to break college dropout patterns in rural communities.
A new report has determined that financial aid award letters often are confusing and inconsistent, creating challenges for families trying to make financially-informed college decisions.