U.S. colleges and universities collectively have received billions in federal funds for emergency student aid this past year, prompting campuses to create—and refine—programs that connect students with timely support.
As employers solidify internship plans for the coming summer, advocates are urging them to create programs that offer equitable access to earning, learning, and networking opportunities.
Hundreds of students at high-poverty high schools are taking credit-bearing courses at top colleges through a new initiative designed to help teens see their potential to thrive at those institutions.
Financial struggles forced Calvin E. Tyler Jr. to drop out of Morgan State University in 1963. Almost six decades later, he and his wife are giving the historically Black university $20 million for scholarships to ensure that low-income students can complete their education.
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.
Recognizing that their peers may not be aware of—or comfortable seeking out—food assistance benefits, college students are launching navigator programs that reduce stigma and increase access to basic necessities.
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.
New information from the Common Application offers another glimpse at the pandemic’s implications for equity in higher education, showing a decline in applicants who requested fee waivers and those who would be the first in their family to earn a college degree.
Drawing on insights from more than 100 students at Georgetown and Harvard universities, a new book explores how higher education’s unspoken expectations can shape the college experience for first-generation students.
A number of state lawmakers are introducing legislation that would require high school seniors to complete financial aid applications as a necessary step to graduate.
The latest federal spending and stimulus package temporarily eases the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s work and eligibility requirements for low-income college students in hopes of increasing participation and curbing food insecurity.
The omnibus spending and stimulus package passed by Congress on December 21 not only provides another round of dedicated funding for higher education institutions but also includes significant changes for student financial aid—shortening the FAFSA, allowing incarcerated students to access Pell grants, and replacing the “expected family contribution” with a new index.