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More Settlements in Financial Aid Antitrust Lawsuit

The latest agreements mean eight of 17 universities sued for colluding over financial aid have settled. The known settlement amounts add up to more than $151 million.

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What Does ‘Test Optional’ Really Mean?

Should students submit scores? It’s hard for them to tell, a point of confusion that points to deeper problems, Ben Paris writes.

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A (Very) Early Admission Guarantee

California State University, Fresno, is promising admission to local high schoolers as early as ninth grade, hoping to boost enrollment and build a “culture of college-going.”

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More Access Means More Enrollment for Maine Community Colleges

A recent report shows a surge in enrollment across Maine Community College System campuses from 2022 to 2023 and credits the state’s Free College Scholarship program.

Minority Applicants Surge Post–Affirmative Action

Applications to colleges rose by 9 percent over all this year—and 12 percent among underrepresented minority applicants—according to a new...

Year 3 of ‘Beyond Transfer’

Disrupting the (surprisingly hardy) status quo around transfer and credit mobility.

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More Universities Join Chicago in Settling Financial Aid Lawsuit

Rice, Emory and Vanderbilt quietly settled last fall in a financial aid lawsuit against 17 institutions. Now pressure is mounting for the remaining defendants in the case.