The Week in Admissions News

New international students; online discounts; residence halls at full capacity; Pell Grants.

July 27, 2020
  • Harvard and USC tell new international students to stay home.
  • As more colleges announce online fall terms, some are also reducing tuition rates. Wealthy families are likely to be the biggest beneficiaries of those discounts.
  • Concerns are growing among students and faculty members about plans by some colleges to keep residence halls at full capacity this fall, which goes against the recommendations of public health agencies.
  • Amid concerns the recession has made it harder for students to save for college, advocacy groups are calling for doubling the size of Pell Grants.



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