The Pell Grant covers less than 30 percent of the costs to attend a four-year public college.
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The Pell Grant would have to be doubled in order for its purchasing power to be anywhere near what it used to be, a scholar observes.
A lawsuit claims that 16 elite U.S. universities give preference to children of donors over other applicants in their admissions.
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A scholar weighs in on a new lawsuit that accuses several elite schools of price fixing and conspiring to lower the amount of financial aid offered to low-income students.
The new application for student financial aid will feature fewer questions.
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Congress passed a new law in late 2020 that will change how students apply for money for college. An expert explains what the changes mean for students and families.
Families and students need a clear understanding of what makes a college affordable for their enrollment decisions.
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A researcher examines how consumers use a federal list of the most and least affordable colleges in the US.
Schools may compete more aggressively for students.
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Colleges will likely offer bigger financial aid packages to compete for students amid the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak, a former admissions officer says.
Apostle Paul and his followers collected aid, likely for early Christians.
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In the late second century, some Christian groups in Rome began directing financial aid toward people living in another city, who were going through a crisis. That act of giving has lessons for today.
A large group of American male Reserve Officers Training Corps students gather to protest the U.S. draft in the late 1930s.
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An Iranian general’s killing sparked fears of war and a draft in the US. Those are old fears, says a scholar who contends it’s a myth that during the two world wars, men signed up in droves to fight.
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.
New debit cards being issued by the U.S. Department of Education could be used to track student spending.
A new debit card being issued to federal student loan borrowers on a trial basis may save them time and money, but it could also enable a bank to study their spending to sell them more products.
The U.S. leads the world in the rate of incarceration.
Stanley Andrisse was once branded a career criminal and served time in prison. Today, he is a professor at two medical schools and an advocate for higher education for those who’ve served time.
Contrasting cityscapes, similar challenges
Universities teach students and produce research – but do they have responsibility to engage with the communities that surround them? Two university presidents explain why their answer is an emphatic yes.
Students have been protesting conditions at Howard University for several days.
As the student protest over conditions at Howard University continues, a scholar weighs in on what the fallout means for historically black colleges and universities.
Many students reported regularly going without necessities including food, medications, fuel and prescribed textbooks.
The percent of students going without food or other necessities has risen since 2012, with students indicating work-study balance was impacting their daily lives, study success and mental health.
Former president of Boswana Ketumile Masire.
Botswana’s late president Ketumile Masire was original and daring. He should be remembered for his courage and prudence.
It’s estimated that 20 percent of first year students are put on academic probation. That’s not a small number. Universities are beginning to tackle the problem head on.
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.
Does Trump University follow the for-profit model?
For-profit colleges and universities have been in a lot of trouble. But the case of Trump University is different. To start with, it cannot even be called a for-profit university.
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.
When do texting, tweeting work?
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?
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A bill before Congress is proposing colleges and universities with endowments of at least $1 billion spend 25 percent of the money on financial aid. What is the proposal missing?