We agree that attention needs to be paid to assuring that talented students from all income levels have a chance at a quality education. In fact, U-M has made college achievement easier for the critical and financially-challenged middle class residents of Michigan.
Starting in January, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor will guarantee free tuition for all in-state undergraduates with an annual family income of $65,000 or less. Many observers cheered the announcement on Thursday, but some higher-education experts greeted it with skepticism.
Sitting in the Michigan Union, doing some studying before heading off to her retail job in downtown Ann Arbor, Kate Meyers was unaware that her financial plans for the next several years had just changed.
"Committee-based" system -- pioneered at Penn -- changes how applicants are first judged at a growing number of competitive colleges.
Rather than always looking at the revenue side of the ledger by figuring out how to attract more students with marketing gimmicks and constant discounting, colleges should start studying the expense side as well for ways to lower their costs.
Most former college students say they would change either their major, college attended or credential pursued if they could do it all over again, survey finds.
White House plan confirms drastic cuts to many programs while proposing to substantially alter loan programs.
The students participate in fall and winter sessions, each consisting of eight Saturdays of project-based, hands-on courses, as well as intensive math and speech and communication arts courses. They also participate in a 16-day summer session consisting of daylong, Monday-Thursday courses over...
Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college were turned down by the U.S. Education Department because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the wrong font or lack of double-spacing.
Unusual foundation grant will pay for community colleges and four-year institutions to improve their transfer pathways, with goal of 30 percent bump in four-year degrees earned by community college graduates.