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Opinion

In Return to Tests, Don’t Forgo Disability Equity

As colleges reinstate standardized testing requirements, they must consider students with learning disabilities, Dwight Richardson Kelly writes.

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After the FAFSA Quake, a Flood of Corrections

As delays to the FAFSA rollout piled up, so did an unusual number of errors, both on student forms and in the Education Department’s eligibility calculations.

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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.

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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Opinion

In Admissions and on Campus, a More Self-Aware, Self-Compassionate Student Body

Applicants and current students alike are increasingly comfortable talking about their mental health—and that’s something to celebrate, Lisa Kaenzig and Melanie Sage write.

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Report: Exploring the Differences in First-Gen Demographics

New data from Common App evaluates definitions of first-generation students and the impact any parental education can have.