Financial aid application is simpler and available earlier, but no panacea

The federal financial aid application now allows students to use existing federal tax data, designed to inform families earlier about their available aid. But student advocates say colleges may undercut progress by moving up their own deadlines for students.

Report scrutinizes endowment spending on low-income students

A new report suggests wealthy institutions should spend more from their endowments to help low-income students, but many campus critics say it's not so simple.

Liberty U's Falwell takes Cleveland stage in support of Trump


On the eve of his prime-time speech at the GOP convention, Liberty U president discusses political advocacy in higher education and how Donald Trump is seeking to encourage more of it.

What happens when colleges drop need-blind admissions

Some maintain that they can drop the policy and preserve access, but those who have gone need blind have seen gains in student diversity.

Business offices changing in many ways

Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.

Saudi student numbers fall at many campuses

Colleges have come to count on tuition from large numbers of Saudi Arabian students. After years of rapid growth, enrollments are declining on many campuses, in some cases precipitously.

Margaret Spellings backs tuition experiment, accountability measures at UNC

In a wide-ranging discussion, the new UNC system president said accountability measures can stop micromanagement.

Poll finds public opposition to considering race and ethnicity in college admissions

Supreme Court decision, praised by college leaders, is opposed by nearly two-thirds of adult Americans. Support is higher for considering athletic ability or alumni child status than race in admissions.

Clinton proposes tuition-free public higher education for families with incomes up to $125,000


In bid to snag her Democratic opponent's supporters, presumptive nominee adapts previous college plan by embracing free public college tuition for those with incomes up to $125,000.

Dartmouth professors test new way of measuring student interest in diversity


Two professors seek new way to measure what students want. Initial results suggest that some minority groups may be more highly valued than others, such as Asians.


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