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This Year Isn’t Lost for FAFSA

FAFSA submissions are down significantly, but there’s time to close the gap, Bill DeBaun writes.

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All Hands on the FAFSA Deck

Colleges, government, high schools and community groups can find common purpose in encouraging FAFSA completion, Marvin Krislov writes.

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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.

High Schools Say They’re Falling Short on College Prep

Only 47 percent of public high schools say they’re doing a “very good” or “excellent” job preparing students for college...

How Perceptions of College Value Play Out on Social Media

A scan of 13,000 social media comments discussing the value of going to college shows that 93 percent of them...
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Reinstating Tests Is a Step Back for Access

The reasons elite colleges give for reinstating their standardized test requirements don’t stand up to scrutiny, Audrey Fisch writes.