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Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

10 higher ed associations try to tackle confusing financial aid offers — again

November 29, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

College pricing can devolve into an opaque mix of terminology — tuition, fees, net price, funded financial aid, unfunded financial aid, federal student loans, private student loans, scholarships, grants, work-study — contributing to a system that even higher education experts […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

What changed in 2 years since Grinnell said it would try no-loan financial aid

November 22, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

In November 2020, colleges and their millions of students were smarting from the economic sting of the coronavirus pandemic. Colleges trimmed costs after campus shutdowns prompted many to refund auxiliary fees for services like residence halls and dining, which underpin […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State-Awarded Financial Aid Declined Slightly in 2020–21

October 27, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

State-awarded student financial aid decreased negligibly in 2020–21 to $14.784 billion, down 0.1 percent from the $14.801 billion awarded in 2019–20, according to the latest annual survey from the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs. The survey […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department to Scrutinize College Banking Agreements

October 14, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Department of Education is stepping up its enforcement of college-sponsored banking arrangements. In conjunction with a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the department released a Dear Colleague letter Thursday reminding institutions about their role in […]


News

Eastern Gateway sues U.S. Department of Education over free college program restrictions

September 6, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Friday’s lawsuit escalates a multiweek battle at the intersection of free college programs, institutions’ financial aid practices and regulations governing federal aid like the Pell Grant, which generally funds low-income students’ college costs. For seven years, Eastern Gateway, which has […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Moody’s Sees Positive News (and Some Risks) for Public Colleges

July 5, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Moody’s finds good news and some risks in a new report on public college and university finances. “Improved state support and one-time federal pandemic relief along with expense cuts underpinned stronger operating performance for public universities in fiscal 2021,” according […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Donations to colleges stayed flat at $50B in fiscal 2020

February 9, 2021

Via: Education Dive

As the pandemic erupted, some institutions reached out to donors without asking for contributions, while others solicited support for their institutions’ human services, the report notes. Many community colleges, for instance, found success raising money for emergency student aid. Giving […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Education Department Disproportionally Selected Black, Hispanic Students for Audit

February 8, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Department of Education disproportionately selected Black and Hispanic students for financial aid audits over the last decade, The Washington Post reported after an analysis of federal data. After students turn in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Congressional agreement on COVID-19 would give higher ed $23 billion

December 22, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A $900 billion coronavirus-relief package, expected to be passed by Congress as soon as later today, would give colleges and universities another $23 billion in relief aid to get through the next few months before the new Biden administration is […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

FAFSA filings are off to a slow start. Can colleges reverse the trend?

December 18, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Lynda McGee, a college counselor at the Downtown Magnets High School in Los Angeles, is trying everything she possibly can to get her students to apply for financial aid. She has doubled the number of students enlisted as peer college […]


Education Tech, News

AI helps students find financial aid for college

March 4, 2020

Via: eCampus News

Thousands of high school students in Washington will have a new ally in the financial aid application process, thanks to the rollout of an AI chatbot named “Otter.” Launched by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), Otter uses conversational AI, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Does requiring seniors to fill out FAFSA forms increase college attendance?

August 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In an effort to connect students with college financial aid, some states are requiring graduating seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. In the 2021-22 school year, Texas will become the second to require students […]