Eligibility requirements for free college programs can hinder some students.
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Not all free college programs are the same. New research finds that eligibility requirements and other features influence outcomes.
‘College promise’ programs increase Black and Hispanic female college student enrollment the most.
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New research shines a light on which students are most likely to enroll in community college when they find out it is free.
Americans support free community college more when students are seen as ‘deserving,’ new research suggests.
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As tuition-free college plans gain momentum, a researcher examines public views about whether free college should be extended to everyone or just those who have earned it.
West Texas A&M University Walter V. Wendler stands alongside the SUV he drove on a speaking tour to urge Texas high school students not to borrow too much for college.
West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler set out to visit high school students throughout the Texas Panhandle and the South Plains with a simple message about student loans.
Free community college proposals are gaining attention. But do they work? And if so, for whom?
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Free community college is touted as a way to make college more accessible. But research shows making community college free comes at a cost to four-year colleges.
Washington state has passed a measure to cover college tuition for students from low- and moderate-income families.
A new law in Washington state that makes college mostly free for many students is meant to prepare more residents from the state for jobs in the local economy. Whether it will work remains to be seen.
Researchers found that families who send their children off to college face an increased risk for foreclosure.
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The odds of foreclosure double for families who send their kids off to college, according to two researchers who say their findings show a need for new ways for Americans pay for higher education.
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.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a proposal for free tuition at state colleges.
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What does tuition-free college mean in other parts of the world? And what would it mean for international students?
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.
Should college be free?
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College education results in not just better earnings, but better health care and child development as well as political stability and lower criminal justice costs. Should states invest more?
A early chest, belonging to Sir Thomas Bodley, founder of The Bodleian Library at Oxford Unviersity.
When the first universities opened in Europe, some 800 years ago, students literally borrowed from a chest and used their books as collateral.