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Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Evaluating Colleges by Economic Mobility Upends Rankings

January 28, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A new report from Third Way, a public policy think tank, evaluates colleges by ranking them on an economic mobility index, which looks at the return on investment for low-income students and the percentage of Pell Grant–eligible students that each […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Colleges Receive Grants to Improve Students’ Job Outcomes

January 18, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A group of 15 colleges and universities was selected to receive $10 million in grants as part of an initiative by the Strada Education Network and the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity, a group of campus leaders focused on […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Elite Education and ‘The Privileged Poor’

October 12, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Everyone I know in higher education — and at this point in my career, I know quite a few of you — is 100 percent dedicated to the idea of college as an engine of opportunity. We may disagree on […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Virginia higher ed funding is inequitable and needs reform, report says

July 21, 2021

Via: Education Dive

The report highlights problems that have long plagued colleges but the pandemic brought into focus, including anemic state higher ed funding and whether public financial aid programs efficiently target students who most need them. Too often, schools that receive large […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Grace College Offers Free Tuition to Low-Income Students

June 23, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Grace College, a private Christian institution in Indiana, will offer free tuition to eligible low-income students in the state starting in the fall, according to an announcement by the college Monday. Incoming students will qualify for the funding if they […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

How to raise tuition the right way for low- and middle-income students

May 5, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The massive economic shock we have begun to experience will generate enormous pressures on public institutions to increase tuition, the same way it did during the Great Recession a decade ago. Our recent study shows that those tuition increases drove […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

In Pandemic, Some Students Turn to Crowdfunding for Help

April 16, 2020

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

When the new coronavirus forced campus closures and upended higher education, colleges scrambled to stitch together emergency support for their most vulnerable students. Fearing it wouldn’t be enough, many low-income students armed with Cash App, Venmo, and PayPal accounts turned […]


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

Public opinion on college affordability unchanged in new poll

January 9, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Myriad studies have highlighted potential barriers to paying for college, especially among low-income students and other vulnerable populations. A recent report from the National College Access Network identified fewer than half of U.S. public colleges as being affordable for poor […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Fewer than half of public colleges are affordable to low-income students, report finds

May 31, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Based on NCAN’s calculation, an average student would still on the hook for $2,118 at a four-year public college in 2017-18 even after taking into account all aid, loans and family contributions. That’s an increase from $1,174 in 2012-13. The […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

To draw low-income students, colleges advertise affordability

February 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Students are leaving financial aid dollars on the table. That’s preventing some from enrolling in colleges they don’t realize they can afford. “Often they don’t know, or are confused by, the options,” said James Applegate, a visiting professor at the […]


News

At one California university, a grant helped struggling students graduate 93% faster

November 5, 2018

Via: Education Dive

States are growing more committed to graduating students faster and with less debt. In May, Virginia’s public Longwood University approved a plan to discount tuition by $250 for students enrolled in at least 30 credits during the 2018-19 school year. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

New Chicago college opens for Latino students

July 20, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The college will still need to show success to receive accreditation, which would allow students to receive federal Pell grants. The grants are critical for low-income students, but often under-utilized by immigrant populations concerned about disclosing their legal status. The […]


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

Study shows support for low-income students pays off

June 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Last-dollar funding has advocates and detractors. A comparison by the Association of Community College Trustees says that it does not help to pay extra costs besides tuition and room and board associated with college attendance unlike first-dollar support. Researchers have […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Programs have success helping low-income students graduate

February 8, 2016

Via: Inside Higher Ed

College completion rates have stagnated, and lower-income students in particular face long odds of getting to graduation. Two new studies, however, show that low-income students can graduate at high rates when they receive financial and academic supports from external groups. […]