From early exposure to dual enrollment: 3 Georgetown programs preparing DC students for college success

Through several pre-college programs, including a dual enrollment opportunity, Georgetown’s Center for Multicultural Equity and Access is strengthening the pathway to higher education for Washington, DC, students. “We now have five to six years with these young people to build their skills, to increase their college knowledge, to focus on those both cognitive and non-cognitive variables,” CMEA Director Charlene Brown-McKenzie tells THE FEED.

Still following college sticker prices? Ignore them, report says

The published cost of attending college is a “poor indicator” of what students really pay to attend; yet, it often discourages middle- and low-income students from pursuing higher education. A new report explores “a better way” to track what’s happening with college costs.

The access and transparency implications of differential tuition

Colleges and universities with differential tuition policies, in which students pay more for certain majors, are working to ensure they don’t create unintended barriers for students of color and first-generation, low-income college students.

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.