Financial aid

GAO report reviews studies on student hunger

New report says federal agencies should improve public awareness of food assistance programs to help combat hunger among college students.

Some Calif. community colleges skip free college because of required participation in federal loan program

Some California community colleges are turning down state money for free tuition to avoid participating in the federal loan program.

Former Republican congressman served on ECA's board and criticized Trump administration over for-profit chain's collapse

John Kline, former Republican chair of the House education committee, served on ECA's board. He blames the Education Department for not doing enough to keep the for-profit chain afloat.

Lamar Alexander's decision to retire could add urgency to pass higher ed law

The chairman of the Senate education committee, planning retirement in 2020, could step up efforts to pass a new higher ed law in the next Congress.

After tuition hike, Minnesota sees fewer out-of-state students

As states compete for a shrinking group of freshmen, historic out-of-state tuition premiums may no longer be a sure source of income for state higher ed systems.

Medium-size institutions look to medical schools for future stability

As midsize, nonelite private institutions look to the future, they're turning to an unlikely path: building new medical schools.

College tuition and fees moderating, could rise again

New annual data from the College Board show that college tuition and fees have moderated since the recession, with public college prices dropping slightly this year. But they may rise again soon.

Free-college proposals shift to fit state needs and emulate successful examples

Proposals for tuition-free college programs shift to meet the needs of the state while also exhibiting qualities of more successful existing initiatives.

State higher ed leaders praise pick for key U.S. higher ed post

Robert L. King, nominee for assistant secretary for postsecondary education, struggled at SUNY but wins praise from public higher ed leaders.

Big racial and sectoral gaps in student loan default rates mostly persist even after controlling for wealth and income

Crisis-level student loan default rates among black borrowers and those who attended for-profits cannot be explained fully by students' backgrounds, study finds, including measures of income, employment and parental wealth.

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