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Freeing Stranded Credits, Removing Barriers to Completion

Eight Ohio colleges took part in a trial program that forgave debts owed by students and allowed them to re-enroll. Transcripts of students who stick with the program will eventually be unlocked.

Wesleyan Goes Loan-Free for All Students

Wesleyan University in Connecticut announced Thursday that it would eliminate loans from its financial aid packages, joining a select group...

U of Central Arkansas Launches Tuition Assistance Program

The University of Central Arkansas has launched a tuition-reduction initiative to ensure that all in-state freshmen whose families earn less...
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‘Pay Up or Leave,’ a University Tells Students

A new policy at historically Black Fisk University requires students to pay off debts of more than $1,500, get on a payment plan or leave. Students are pushing back.

Fisk Students Protest New Payment Policy

Fisk University students are protesting a policy that will drop students from the rolls after Sept. 8 if they have...
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U of Chicago Financial Aid Settlement Leaves Co-Defendants in a Tough Spot

The University of Chicago settled a federal antitrust lawsuit over financial aid. What does that mean for the 16 remaining defendants in the class action case?

Education Dept. Investigates Baker College

The Department of Education has reportedly opened an investigation into Baker College’s marketing and recruiting practices following an article last...
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Duke’s Affordable Action Plan

The university’s decision to waive tuition for lower-income North and South Carolinians is officially about equity. But its potential as a recruitment tool for underserved students connects it to affirmative action’s fate.