Paying for College
Education news, analysis, and opinion about how students and families finance college tuition, including through student loans, Pell Grants and other financial aid
Law & Courts Supreme Court Will Decide Fate of Student Loan Relief: What Teachers Need to Know
The AFT and NEA remind the justices in briefs that teachers carry significant student debt and the pandemic made things worse.
College & Workforce Readiness Many Students Don't Fill Out the FAFSA. Here's One Practice That Could Help
New data suggests that meeting with a school counselor could make a difference.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Searching for Common Ground: Student-Loan Forgiveness and the Cost of Higher Ed.
Who is responsible for the high cost of higher education? And will the student-loan forgiveness plan solve the rising cost?
College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says More Students in Class of 2022 Seek Financial Aid for College
Financial aid applications may be an early sign of students regaining interest in higher education post-pandemic.
Federal Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness: How Much Will It Help Teachers?
Advocates say Black educators—who tend to carry heavier debt loads—won't benefit as much.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion How to Make College More Affordable? Try the Charter School Model
A new organization is exploring how to make space for new colleges to emerge that also challenge the status quo.
College & Workforce Readiness In Their Own Words Stories of Tenacity: 3 First-Generation College-Bound Students Keep Their Dreams on Track
The pandemic upended college plans for more than a million young people, but not these seniors.
Student Well-Being Minnesota Offers Kids $200 and Scholarship Drawings to Get Fully Vaccinated
Minnesota is offering 12- to 17-year-olds who get COVID-19 vaccines a $200 reward and a shot at $100,000 worth of college scholarships.
College & Workforce Readiness Collection COVID-19 and the Class of 2021
The pandemic has led to a rocky transition for aspiring college students in the Class of 2021, especially if finances are tight.
College & Workforce Readiness From Our Research Center Helping Students Plan How to Pay for College Is More Important Than Ever: Schools Can Help
Fewer and fewer high school graduates have applied for federal financial aid for college since the pandemic hit.
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The student loan crisis in this country has become way too serious to ignore. Right now, federal student loan debt in the U.S. is coming ...
Teaching Profession Teachers May See Student Loans Forgiven Under New Ed. Dept. Changes
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, long criticized for its complicated and poorly communicated processes, is getting an overhaul.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Can College-Going Be Less Risky Without Being 'Free'?
Rick Hess speaks with Peter Samuelson, president of Ardeo Education Solutions, about Ardeo's approach to make paying for college less risky.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion An Economist Explains How to Make College Pay
Rick Hess speaks with Beth Akers about practical advice regarding how to choose a college, what to study, and how to pay for it.