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Calculation Oversight Besets New FAFSA Ahead of Launch

The Education Department did not update its guidelines for financial aid eligibility calculation for the new, simplified Free Application for...
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Seeking an Enrollment Hail Mary, Small Colleges Look to Athletics

As enrollment challenges compound for small liberal arts colleges, some are betting big on new athletics programs, hoping they’ll result in new tuition revenue.

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Access, Fairness and Graduate Programs in the Humanities

In favoring applicants from elite private institutions, graduate programs in the humanities are shutting out talented students, Timothy Hampton writes.

Univ. of Maine System Offers Free Tuition to Survivors of Shooting

Survivors and family members of the victims of a mass shooting in Lewiston, Me., in October will be granted free...
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College Completion Rates Remain Stagnant

After years of incremental but steady growth, six-year completion rates have been at a standstill since 2020. Is pandemic hangover to blame, or something bigger?

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Recruiting to Campuses Far, Far Away

Demographic shifts and funding woes have led a diverse and growing array of colleges to hire recruiters who live and work hundreds of miles from campus. Is it worth it?

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The Next Step in Equity Work

Prioritizing community college transfer students is the next, necessary step for four-year colleges, Charlotte Gullick and Wendy Maragh Taylor write.

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Affirmative Action Is Dead. How About Reparations?

As colleges reckon with the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban, some see an opportunity to return to the policy’s early roots: reparations through admissions.