Forthcoming changes to the federal student aid application and formula could increase the amount of Pell Grants students receive and allow nearly 220,000 more students to gain Pell Grant eligibility, according to a new report.
The U.S. Department of Education is providing $21 million in grants for coaching, workshops, and scholarships to help hundreds of Washington, DC, middle schoolers persist through high school and prepare for college.
The U.S. Department of Education released regulations that restrict higher education institutions from withholding course credit, protect students enrolled in schools at risk for sudden closure, and ensure schools clearly communicate how much financial aid students will receive.
The federal government is providing over $13 million for on-campus child care services that aid low-income student parents as they juggle their family and academic obligations.
A new California law allows binational students, many of whom were born and go to school in the U.S. but live in Mexico, to pay in-state tuition at participating community colleges.
A much-anticipated redesign of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has delayed the form’s release this aid cycle, creating uncertainty for colleges, counselors, and families alike.
Facing a shortage of skilled workers, some states are implementing programs that offer to help college graduates pay off their student loans if they agree to stay and work for a set period of time.
Georgia has launched a new direct admissions program, which aims to increase college access by telling students that colleges are “holding a spot” for them and making it easy to apply.
The Department of Education will require college career programs to disclose earnings outcomes for graduates and reveal if they leave students with unaffordable amounts of student loan debt.
A new report from the Department of Education recommends ways states and highly selective colleges and universities can expand college access and affordability to increase racial and economic diversity.
For decades, state and federal governments have disproportionately funded white land-grant universities while Black land-grant universities operated “on shoestring budgets.” A new report provides policy recommendations to close funding gaps.
The Departments of Education and Justice explained the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to end race-conscious affirmative action and offered guidance on how U.S. colleges and universities can continue to diversify their campuses.