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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.

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‘Running Out of Road’ for FAFSA Completion

The number of students who filled out the federal aid form is down nearly 30 percent. The ramifications for access and enrollment could be devastating.

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Colleges Begin to Welcome the Class of 2028

Applications are up and acceptance rates are down after a chaotic year in college admissions. But a number of factors could dampen enrollment optimism.

Tax Errors Set Back FAFSA Processing—Again

The U.S. Education Department released additional details Tuesday on the scope and impact of the tax issue flagged last week...
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UT Austin’s Decision Is the One to Watch

The choice to reinstate a standardized test requirement speaks to how testing can be used to support student success, not just admission, Yoon S. Choi writes.

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Delaying the Inevitable

As problems continue to beset the new FAFSA, most colleges are pushing their deposit deadlines into June. But some are still dragging their feet. What’s the hold up?

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Cardona Urges Governors to Prepare for FAFSA Delays

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona sent a letter to state governors on Monday urging them to prepare for the consequences...