HSI Cares Act Funding Lower Than Non-HSIs

A new report from Excelencia in Education highlights how CARES Act implementation may have adversely impacted Latino college students and their institutions.

New Report Finds Gaps Persist in Higher Education Enrollment

The Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education and Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy at the University of Pennsylvania (PENN AHEAD) recently released a joint 2020 Indicators of Higher Education Equity report.

Using Data to Address College Affordability

With increasing attention on college affordability, a new report from SHEEO highlights important trends and developments in how states collect and report on postsecondary financial aid data.

How Much Does College Really Cost?

Title:  What Is the Price of College? Total, Net, and Out-of-Pocket Prices in 2015-16 Source: National Center for Education Statistics Authors: Courtney A. Moore, Albert Y. Liu, Catharine Warner-Griffin, Jackson Miller A report recently published by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) documents the price of attending college in the 2015-16 academic year. The report… Read more »

African American Borrowers Face Student Loan Crisis

Using recently released data from the U.S. Department of Education, a new brief from the Center for American Progress highlights the student loan crisis facing African American borrowers.

Beyond College Tuition: Urban Institute Looks at Other Factors Impacting College Affordability

The Urban Institute recently updated its Understanding College Affordability website with new data, allowing scholars to explore how affordability fluctuates based on a variety of factors including tuition, student characteristics, institutional type, financial aid, employment during and after college, and loan repayment.

GAO Report Criticizes “Fix” to the Temporary Expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

GAO released a new report this week criticizing a recent fix to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. PSLF is intended to forgive student loans after 10 years for borrowers who work in the public sector, such as for a nonprofit or the government.

The Expanding Affordability Gap at State Flagship Institutions

A new report released by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) examines affordability at state flagship institutions.

Pell Grants Covered 24 Percent of the Total Cost of Attendance in 2015-16

A recent brief from the National Center for Education Statistics uses data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) to look at the percentage of the total cost of attendance covered by Pell Grants.

Report Provides Guidance on Financial Aid Programs and Federal Nondiscrimination Law

A recent report released by the College Board, Education Counsel, and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators provides guidance on how institutions can design and implement scholarship and financial aid programs that improve the outcomes of students from diverse backgrounds in legally sustainable ways.

Digital Tool Examines State Financial Aid Programs Across the Nation

The Education Commission of the States recently published a resource tool that examines the two largest financial aid programs offered in each state.

Report Looks at Who Defaults on Student Loans and Why

A new report released by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) discusses overall student loan delinquency and default rates, and which students are more likely to struggle with loan repayment.