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Faces of the FAFSA Fiasco

The botched rollout of the new federal aid form is more than just a policy failure. It’s a human crisis. Inside Higher Ed’s “Faces of the FAFSA Fiasco” tells the story of the students behind the numbers.

Report: Biden’s SAVE Plan ‘Runs Roughshod’ Over Congress’s Intentions

The Biden administration’s new income-driven repayment (IDR) plan known as Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) is “far more generous...
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Funding Student Success: License Plate Purchases Help Students Study Abroad

Students, alumni and supporters of Troy University can purchase special branded license plates to display their school spirit and fund student success experiences for learners.

FAFSA, Affordability and Financial Aid’s Future: Key Podcast

The last year has been a hellish one for many college financial aid directors—and, not surprisingly, for the head of...
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In Massachusetts, a Push for Free Community College for All

The first year of a program offering free college for those over 25 was a rousing success at boosting enrollment. Now, some legislators want to expand the program to all ages.

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Students, Parents and Voters Agree—Higher Ed Costs Too Much

Americans still believe in the power of a college degree, but the sticker shock of tuition and fees causes many to doubt the economic value, reducing access.

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Students’ Fresh Thoughts on Value and Affordability 

Most students say they’re getting a valuable college education, but their feelings are mixed when asked directly about affordability, according to new Student Voice data. Students also weigh in on ideas for lowering costs—and reject cuts to academics (including tenure) and to student supports.

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Value of College Degree Is Clear, but Public Skepticism Persists

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that the wealth gap between people with and without college degrees remains wide.