Real estate developer David Walentas grew up working on a farm and knew no one who went to college. Now he’s funding scholarships and fellowships to transform first-generation students’ economic and social circumstances.
The university had previously eliminated early decision to increase economic diversity but now says its reintroduction will not jeopardize those gains.
The states passed budgets that tie an increase in college funding to tuition freezes—and California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Colorado are considering similar measures.
Public flagship schools are expanding scholarship offerings to middle-income students—initiatives that may not only curb students’ debt burden but also boost enrollment and revenue.
University of Virginia President James Ryan made the announcement during his inaugural address, adding that in-state students from families earning less than $30,000 annually will receive free room and board, too.
An opinion piece counters the narrative that millennials are abandoning the humanities, pointing instead to wary parents, who are increasingly subsidizing—and steering—their children’s college pursuits.
Exploring the emergence of cabinet-level positions explicitly dedicated to “inclusive excellence,” The Chronicle of Higher Education says the term signals a broader mandate to ensure the success of diverse students, faculty, and staff.
More students are asking colleges: Will you trade free, viral online exposure for a break on tuition costs?
Relaxing regulations on for-profit colleges and relying on students to make data-driven enrollment decisions could be especially problematic in areas with few options for higher education, according to the director of the Urban Institute’s education policy program.
Low-income families can support their student’s college career in a non-financial way: by providing emotional support.