First-generation students mostly come from low- to middle-income families, are disproportionally Hispanic and African-American and have little, if any, information about their higher education options. As a result, they often have misconceptions and anxiety about attending college.
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A national study of admissions officers found that, at least as of May, international students remain interested in studying in the United States, with overall demand holding steady compared to previous years.
Smarter than baby boomers and way more ambitious than Millennials: universities don’t seem to be considering the impact of Gen Z.
The University of Michigan made headlines when it announced a plan to cover tuition costs for in-state students whose families make less than $65,000 per year. It's called the Go Blue Guarantee, and it officially begins in January. Going into Wednesday’s Michigan State University Board of...
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.
The group uses data to predict where students may go wrong so they can receive extra help in those areas. The universities experimented with a variety of programs, like creating peer groups of students who would otherwise get lost, or helping them make good class choices and get remedial help....