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Roadmap of College Credit for Military Experience

University of North Carolina’s new tool translates military occupations and training to nearly 7,000 matches for college courses across its 16 universities.

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Harvard and Caltech Restore Test Requirements

The decisions, announced hours apart, came more than a year before their temporary policies were set to expire—and after a wave of similar decisions by their competitors.

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‘Game-Changing Crisis’: Lawmakers, Experts Vent FAFSA Frustrations

While one House committee probed the FAFSA mess Wednesday, another grilled Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about the disastrous rollout of the student-aid form.

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When FAFSA Completion Takes a Village

In New York City, completion rates for the revamped federal form are down a whopping 45 percent. City agencies, higher ed partners and advocacy groups are pooling their resources to get back on track.

California Opens FAFSA Alternative to Mixed-Status Families

California announced yesterday that it has opened the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) to students with undocumented parents as an...

FAFSA Completion Down 40 Percent

As of March 29, 40 percent fewer high school students had completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid than...
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The (AI) Counselor Is in

AI-powered college advising tools promise to free up time-strapped counselors and “democratize” admissions expertise for less-privileged high schoolers. Will they?

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After FAFSA Issues, Education Department Faces ‘Crisis of Credibility’

Colleges and universities say they need more honesty and transparency from the department to rebuild their trust in the federal financial aid system.