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A graduation cap with the words "Financial Aid" sits atop a pile of $100 bills.

There’s a Better Way to Apply for Student Aid

The new FAFSA’s troubled rollout raises questions about both the form and process, Jim Blew and Art Hauptman write.

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Survey: Peer Support, Connection Are Critical to Student Wellness

A new report identifies the factors that contribute to college student thriving, including personal connection and health behaviors, and how residential communities can help.

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Positive Partnership: Connecting Local Employers and Institutions to Stop the Brain Drain

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber serves as a bridge between local colleges and small businesses to promote economic flourishing in the area and connect students to careers.

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Data-Based Decisions Tips: Using FAFSA Data to Reach At-Need Students

A 2022 Dear Colleague letter from the Education Department encouraged colleges and universities to use FAFSA data to reach out to students about their eligibility for federal benefits, but few did. A new report identifies strategies for direct outreach to better support financially insecure students.

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Positive Partnership: Fostering Former Foster Youths’ Potential

Alamo Colleges, as part of a larger county partnership, play a role in helping former foster youth enroll and succeed in college through basic needs and academic supports.

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Academic Success Tip: Use Improv to Teach Communication Skills

A faculty member at Paul Smith’s College incorporates improvisation exercises into his business courses to teach empathetic listening, collaborative discussion and flexibility.

A man practices carpentry with the word "WORKSHOP" emblazoned on the wall behind him.

A Rise in Hyperspecialized Catholic Colleges and Trade Schools

A handful of new Catholic institutions and trade schools are emerging and experimenting with new models as many of their established peers suffer enrollment woes.

Northwestern Students Face Charges for Newspaper Parody

Editor's note: This story was updated Feb. 9 at 11:10 a.m. to reflect new information. Charges were dropped against two...