Pell Grants, the federal aid program for low-income students, are down to covering only 30 percent of tuition, from 80 percent in the 1970s.
It's unusual for children in Nigeria's rural areas to have any access to private schooling, even if it's of the low-cost variety. They must rely instead on poorly resourced government schools.
America's higher education has been split into two unequal worlds. Schools serving the bulk of America's underprivileged students lack resources. Making college free will not solve the problem.
Three scholars reflect on the Supreme Court decision in the Fisher case and why institutions need to consider race.
The threshold for paying back student loans will vary depending on which party wins the election.
Underfunding has created incentives for colleges and universities to enroll nonresidents. But those that take a high number of poor students are on the verge of closure.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have called for making colleges and universities debt-free or tuition-free. Disadvantaged students need more than free college to achieve success.
What will a Trump presidency mean for America's 6,000 colleges and universities, as well as its over 20 million postsecondary students?
It's that time of the year when students get ready to enroll in college. But many don't, even after being accepted. What can be done?
More states are funding colleges based on their performance. What are the implications?
The ESSA, or the Every Child Succeeds Act, was considered to be a welcome replacement of the No Child Left Behind law. However, scholars point to some disturbing provisions in the new law.
America's low-income but high-achieving kids fail to find the necessary resources, and consequently fall behind. This has huge implications for innovation as well as the GDP.
January is National Mentoring Month. A retired professor at UC San Diego has paired emeriti professors with first-generation students to great effect.
Students in the same grade in the same school receive a very different education based on the socioeconomic status of their parents.