New Brief Sheds Light on the Challenges Facing Native College Students, Urges More Support

A new brief from the Hunt Institute presents the current landscape for Native students in U.S. higher education, the need for more interventions to ensure their success, and recommendations for future action.

Empowering and Supporting Single Mothers in Higher Education

Over the past two years, the Education Design Lab, in partnership with the ECMC Foundation, piloted the Single Moms Success Design Challenge. This challenge focuses on increasing postsecondary degree attainment rates 30 percent by 2024 for single mother learners at four community colleges around the country.

Easing the Burden: New Report Explores the Effects of FAFSA Verification

The National College Attainment Network (NCAN), in partnership with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), recently released a report that explores the magnitude and burden verification has on both students and the work of financial aid administrators, in addition to guidance on how this burden can be alleviated.

Helping Students Who Need It Most: Lessons from COVID-19 on How to Enhance Emergency Student Financial Aid Programs

A recently published report offers insights on how students experienced COVID-19 emergency financial aid programs at their colleges and universities.

New Report Finds Students May Not View ‘Test Optional’ as Optional

In a recent report, the Common App highlighted the shift in test score reporting rates and the variance across communities and student subgroups.

Why Do Rural Students Remain Underrepresented in Higher Education? A New Article Tackles Research, Practice, and Policy Around Rural College Access

A recently published review of research on rural college access offers policy and practice implications to support rural student college enrollment.

Examining HR Hiring Practices for LGBTQ+ Professionals at Community Colleges

Research shows that students are more likely to persist and complete when they see themselves reflected in faculty, staff, and leadership on campus. How can we ensure that diversity in leadership extends to LGBTQ+ professionals, particularly at community colleges?

Congress Lifted the Pell Grant Ban for Incarcerated People. What Now?

With Pell Grant access restored, we can now move forward with more postsecondary programs in prison, which are an evidence-based way to shatter many of the inequities and obstacles associated with reentry that people with low-incomes and communities of color face—the very communities that colleges and universities are strive to serve better.

Federal Policies Hold Potential to Increase Low-Income Student Enrollment at Selective Institutions

A new brief from Ithaka S+R draws attention to the ways federal policies can expand access to selective postsecondary institutions for lower-income students.

Reverse Transfer Initiatives Support Credential Attainment in Stop-Out Process

In their newest publication, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) explores reverse transfer as a means for providing associate degrees to students who stop-out of four-year college programs.

Six Months of CARES Act Spending

A new report from the Center for American Progress examines federal CARES Act spending by colleges and universities, between March and November 30, 2020.

College Access and Success for Incarcerated Students in California

A recent report from the Campaign for College Opportunity presents findings from their study on the current state of higher education for currently and formerly incarcerated students in California.