President Trump proposed major changes to the federal student loan program in his first budget request to Congress.
Instead of targeting institutions of higher education, the government should consider targeting individual programs.
How can community colleges better serve underprepared students?
Making data available on how much money is earned by graduates of specific colleges with specific majors had no measurable effect on which college or field students enrolled in.
The Trump administration seeks to cut funding for the Federal Work-Study program by nearly 50 percent, from $990 million to $500 million, and to reform the program.
A report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns of problems with a federal program that forgives some student loans for people who take public service jobs.
Online courses for college students can improve access, yet they also are challenging, especially for the least well-prepared students.
The Disinvestment Hypothesis: Don’t Blame State Budget Cuts for Rising Tuition at Public Universities
Surprisingly, researchers and the media have demanded very little evidence before concluding that state funding cuts are causing tuition to rise.
In the News: Franklin & Marshall’s Mission to Make College More Equitable Is Changing the Face of Higher Ed
This weekend, 17 percent of graduates who receive their diplomas at Franklin and Marshall College’s commencement will be low-income Pell Grant recipients.
Assessing instructor effectiveness in higher education
The English experience suggests that making college free is hardly the only way to increase quantity, quality, and equity in higher education.
Does high-school recruiting help more students graduate?
Earlier this week, Matt Chingos testified at a hearing on “Improving Federal Student Aid to Better Meet the Needs of Students” before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.”
Higher education is capable of innovating, but each institution will have to figure out what is right for its circumstance.
College students mainstreamed into statistics are more likely to succeed
Match Beyond helps low-income students succeed
Is free tuition the most effective use of additional funds for higher education?
Graduate school enrollment is exacerbating the black-white debt gap, but there is at best a weak case for calling out for-profit schools in that trend.
A battle in Indiana over who is qualified to teach the dual-enrollment courses meant to yield college credit for high school students.
State and federal policymakers have embraced the idea that prospective college students need better information on earnings outcomes for individual colleges and programs of study.
An innovative program of wrap-around support services known as Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) boosts graduation rates.
While the overall picture regarding online higher education is mixed, some new papers present some cause for optimism, especially if we can figure out ways to successfully monitor and certify the quality of online education.
Providing the right mix of financial aid and non-financial supports to the students who need them most is a better idea than eliminating tuition for all or most families.