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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...
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State Support Turns Minnesota’s Enrollment Tide

Enrollment at public colleges rose for the first time in a decade. Higher ed leaders credit historic state funding and innovative college access initiatives.

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Legacy’s ‘Last Stand’ in Connecticut

State lawmakers are considering a groundbreaking bill to ban legacy preferences at public and private colleges. Powerful institutions like Yale are fighting to stop it.

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‘Another Unforced Error’ in the FAFSA Fiasco

The education department said calculation errors rendered hundreds of thousands of student aid forms unusable, setting time-strapped colleges back further.