New federal rules on financial aid disbursement are supposed to protect students and save them money. In some ways it will do the opposite, writes Thomas J. Snyder.
Gimmicks like tuition freezes and "resets" aren't the answer to the college pricing problem, W. Kent Barnds argues. What is? Honesty and real cost reductions, for colleges and students.
Ending student loans sounds like a good idea, but in a country where the government won't make up for lost revenue, the result could be less access for low-income students, writes Donald E. Heller.
It's time for new ideas to confront an old problem: the gap between the wealthiest colleges and all others. Karen Gross offers several bound to stimulate an argument.
Shift from focusing on the number of questions to the number of times a student must fill out the form, writes Ben Miller.
We can do a lot to help adult students finish college. But increasing the course load for full-time Pell Grant recipients could actually hurt some of them, Pamela Tate argues.
Colleges have no business using information students provide on the federal aid form about institutions they are interested in to make decisions that will hurt students, writes Ali Lincoln.
Graduate student workers in the U. California System say they've agreed on contract language establishing gender-neutral bathrooms and lactation stations as rights.
President Obama's ideas about changing federal student aid policy to factor in "value" and "price" are likely to end up hurting low-income students and the colleges that serve them, writes Christopher P. Loss.
Why should donations that finance luxurious buildings and half-million-dollar salaries at wealthy colleges be tax-deductible? Explain it to the students in Wick Sloane's 7 a.m. community college classes, he writes.
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