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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.

Miguel Cardona stands next to President Joe Biden in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Citing FAFSA Mess, Colleges Want Relief From New Gainful Rule

The Education Department asked for two years’ worth of data by July 31—a task that will be “a significant institutional undertaking,” administrators say.

College of Saint Rose Campus

Making College Mergers Easier in New York

State weighs changes that would let struggling private colleges team up with out-of-state institutions.

A photo illustration with a section of House Bill 2735 overlaying a photo of the University of Arizona’s campus.

Arizona GOP Bill Would Stifle Faculty Power in Governance

The legislation, nearing passage, would bolster the power of presidents and regents while reducing faculty members to merely “consulting” on governing, academic and personnel decisions.

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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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‘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.

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The 2024 Federal Budget for Colleges, Researchers and Students

Most federal programs important to higher education will see little to no increase in support.