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October 27, 2020
The National College Attainment Network has created a dashboard to track completion rates of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by state. The interactive dashboard, called the #FormYourFuture FAFSA Tracker, ranks states by how many of their high school seniors have completed the FAFSA. It also measures change in completion rates year over year. As of Oct. 16, nearly 10 percent of high school seniors nationally had completed the FAFSA -- down 14.3 percent from last year.
October 27, 2020
The bad news from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center about college enrollments continues.
October 21, 2020
New research on how some free college programs affect enrollment is promising. But it comes at a time when some of these programs are being scaled back due to the pandemic.
October 20, 2020
California's community colleges just received the largest donation to community colleges in history, according to a news release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.
October 20, 2020
Experts agree higher education needs to do more to create equity for Black students. But more attention needs to be paid to barriers Black students face before they step foot on campus.
October 19, 2020
Several two-year colleges are reporting record fundraising years and more individual donors than ever before. The pandemic seems to have boosted efforts so far -- but will it last?
October 16, 2020
District boundaries for Michigan's community colleges could be exacerbating student access and funding inequities, according to a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning Washington, D.C., think tank. Michigan students pay more to attend community colleges outside their home districts. But not every resident lives in a community college district -- about 23 percent of graduating high school students don't, especially those living in more rural areas of the state.
October 16, 2020
Fewer Pell Grant recipients enrolled in private nonprofit colleges this fall. The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities surveyed 292 private nonprofit colleges on their enrollment. Over all, it's dropped about 2 percent compared to the fall of 2019. But Pell Grant recipient enrollment has dropped at four times that rate. The federal Pell Grant is awarded to low-income students.
October 15, 2020
Several concerning enrollment trends are holding strong as the latest, and more comprehensive, data show. Experts and advocates are particularly worried about community colleges.
October 14, 2020
Miami Dade College is worrying some faculty and students with its decision to reopen.


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