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The Week in Admissions News

UVA expands free tuition; lawmakers demand clarity on FAFSA; inflation rises 4 percent for colleges; medical schools enroll a more diverse class.

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Toward a Transfer Guarantee

Interest in guaranteed admission surged after the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban. But the main beneficiaries of the programs are often overlooked: transfer students.

UVA Expands Free Tuition for State Residents

The University of Virginia will waive all tuition and fees for Virginia state residents whose families make less than $100,000...
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Effort to Re-Enroll California College Students Has Early Success

The California Reconnect program is re-enrolling adults who left college without earning degrees at higher rates than the national average for re-enrollment.

Lawmakers Ask for Clarity on FAFSA Launch

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is calling on the Department of Education to offer “clear guidance and communication” to...
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Welcome to the Admissions ‘Luckocracy’

The degree to which the college admission process is a meritocracy may be in question—but it’s most certainly a luckocracy, Jim Jump writes.

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‘Merit Scholarship’ or Enrollment Incentive?

Non-need-based merit aid has surged in the past decade, especially at struggling public institutions looking to boost enrollment. Some say it’s an unacknowledged equity issue.

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Thaw in Pa.’s Budget Freeze Funds 4 State Universities

The funding came with new conditions requiring the institutions to make financial, employment and operations records publicly available.