Many states prohibit people from receiving state financial aid for college in prison.
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The federal government isn't the only one that has banned student financial aid to prisoners. Many states have enacted their own bans as well, new research shows.
Research shows prison education lessens the chances that inmates will return to prison after their release.
For people in prison to have a better chance at earning a living upon release, Congress should lift a longstanding ban on federal student aid for those serving time, a criminal justice scholar argues.
Prison education programs have been shown to lead to better employment rates for those who have served time.
Through stories of redemption, a professor who oversees a Maryland prison education program says the time has come to restore federal financial aid for America's incarcerated.
Has the cost of higher education in the U.S. put college out of financial reach?
As students head back to campus, the ever higher cost of a college education is once again top of mind. The presidents of Colorado College, Penn State and Xavier University weigh in on what's to be done.
How can college become affordable?
What do low-income students really need to complete college? Here is a roundup of articles from our experts.
Who is being left out?
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.
What do the most disadvantaged students need for college success?
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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 Trump’s higher ed plan mean for students?
What will a Trump presidency mean for America's 6,000 colleges and universities, as well as its over 20 million postsecondary students?
Should college be free for all?
Presidential candidates such as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have proposed a debt-free or a free college education. Is this feasible? Should wealthier students get such subsidies?
How can you make smart choices?
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Hillary Clinton recently announced a US$350 billion plan to make college free. But what students need for now is information that can help them make sound decisions about their college investment.
When men and women go to college in prison, they often do not return to the world of crime.
President Obama wants to reopen access to Pell grants to prisoners. Studies show when men and women enroll in college programs, they are less likely to return to prison.
But can the promise be delivered? President Obama at Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, TN
Last week, President Barack Obama announced a proposal to guarantee that students could attend a community college for free for their first two years. The announcement was one in a series of previews of…