Recently, several news outlets wrote alarming articles about how selective public universities have been reducing the share of low-income students they enroll. However, the media have grossly overinterpreted the new finding, which comes from a report by the think tank New America.
The tax legislation that House Republicans proposed last week includes several changes that could affect student loans: the ability to deduct the interest on your loan would be eliminated; tuition paid by an employer would become taxable; and three existing tax breaks would be consolidated into...
The University of Michigan, like many public flagship universities, faces a crisis of confidence in working-class communities.
States lack coordination and clarity, according to survey finding more than two-thirds of respondents reported no unified approach to address affordability.
An understanding of the needs of students with autism, along with support for their difficulties, can go a long way toward helping them succeed in institutions of higher education.
Republican tax plan would cut off key source of borrowing and impose new taxes on wealthy institutions. Some see historic shift in view of elite universities from a public good worthy of sheltering from taxes to a source of funds for government.
The Department of Education interprets first-gen status in at least three different ways: the legislative definition (no parent in the household has a bachelor’s degree) and the two used for research (no education after high school; no degree after high school). Still other definitions are often...
Republican tax reform plan would tax large endowments and limit or kill key deductions, including one for student loan interest and another for graduate students.
The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.
The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration’s policy of erasing that debt.