Conflating “first-generation” and “low-income” students is inaccurate and isolating.
U-M starts a “yearlong conversation” about innovation in the classroom to determine what a public research university should look like in the 21st century.
University of Michigan to invest $85 million in a variety of programs to increase diversity on its Ann Arbor campus.
Despite an array of calculating tools, comparing financial-aid packages is still an incredibly dense and circular process.
Our most important survey finding won’t surprise college access and success practitioners: More than half of non-applicants said they “don’t know anything about financial aid.”
State-funded student financial aid increased by about 6 percent across the country in the 2014-15 academic year as states put more money into grant and nongrant programs alike, according to the latest round of an annual survey released Monday.
Financial aid, traditionally a lifeline for poorer students at public colleges, is increasingly being used to attract students from more affluent families.
Colleges and universities are preparing for a future in which student bodies are less white, Northeastern and Midwestern. That means changes for admissions readers, those who evaluate applications from prospective students.
Novelist Jennine Capo Crucet grew up in Miami and attended Cornell University in Upstate New York. In addition to adjusting to the cold, Jennine learned to navigate campus as a first-generation college student.
A new analysis of college admissions policies found that half of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges on the U.S. News & World Report rankings now have test-optional or test-flexible policies. In addition, a record number of more than 870 colleges and universities now report having...