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.

University of Baltimore Program Offers Human Services Degree to Incarcerated People

The Second Chance College Program at the University of Baltimore (UB) provides access to higher education to incarcerated individuals at the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland, with the aim to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for educational and employment success.

Higher Education Committee of 50 Releases Policy Recommendations to Congress

A committee of postsecondary leaders convened by NASFAA released 36 comprehensive policy recommendations on college access, affordability, accountability, and transparency.

Center for American Progress Brief Examines Pell Grant Data

A brief from the Center for American Progress highlights newly released U.S. Department of Education data demonstrating positive gains by and room for improvement in the federal Pell Grant Program.

Research Meets Practice at UW-Madison Student Success Lab

The University of Wisconsin-Madison this month celebrated the grand opening of its Student Success Through Applied Research Lab, an initiative that brings research and practice together through projects that address specific needs on campus in collaboration with staff who work directly with students.

College Board Releases Annual Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid Reports

The College Board recently released its annual Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid reports for 2018. According to the pricing report, average published fees have increased, especially in the private nonprofit sector. To keep up, the student aid report revealed many institutions are moving to further supplement their students’ financial aid packages.

Study Finds Financial Aid Increases Likelihood of Qualified Students Pursuing STEM Degrees

A recent study published from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice suggested that a major factor in a student’s decision not to pursue a STEM degree may come from a lack of financial resources.

New Analysis Reinforces the Racial Disparities of Student Debt

The recent release of the 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study has very quickly raised concern and alarm around which students face the largest debt burdens.

Southern New Hampshire University, Other Institutions Commit to Helping DACA Students Afford College

Southern New Hampshire University is one of the latest higher education institutions to dedicate resources toward helping undocumented students, by promising to provide 1,000 students protected under DACA with full scholarships to pursue bachelor’s or associate’s degrees over the next five years.

ACE2018: Public Policy Pop-Up

ACE Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs Terry Hartle sat down with Purdue University President Mitch Daniels to talk about some of the economic and policy issues facing higher education—from student debt and rising tuition costs to the value of higher education, among others.

NCES Releases Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2015–16

The National Center for Education Statistics recently released a First Look report that illustrates some key findings regarding financial aid based on data from the 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NAPSAS:16).