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Rising concern about student debt has reignited debates about standardizing financial aid award letters.
Wesleyan University is moving away from need-blind admissions, saying that keeping the policy would require too much money and impose too much debt on some students.
KeyBank, an outlier in the lending industry, for years required the co-signing parent of one dead student to make payments on $50,000 of debt. The bank acquiesced after an online petition went viral.
High school dropouts used to be able to qualify for federal grants and loans based on a basic skills test. That ends in July, and community colleges are worried about what will happen to these students.
Mount Holyoke joins a short -- but longer than usual -- list of colleges to freeze tuition. Moves could signal awareness of a limit to families' willingness to pay high sticker prices.
Proposals in Arizona and two other states show a reluctance to subsidize the higher education of others, and question a longstanding practice of using aid to improve access.
Virginia governor challenges a centuries-old tradition of using tuition revenue from wealthier students as financial aid for other students.
Proposal being weighed by University of California to shift student payments to after graduation and tie them to income would be a dramatic change in how education is financed.
A budget compromise would slightly increase funding for the National Institutes of Health and change eligibility for the largest federal grant program for college students.
New report calls for expanded effort to reach out to students and their families with financial aid information -- years before they will apply to college.
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