college affordability Tag Archive

Debt-Free College and Free College: What’s the Difference?

As the buzz around free college programs continues to grow, there are opportunities for confusion between what constitutes debt-free...

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Can Students Afford to Pay for College?

With lots of information out there on college affordability — or un-affordability, depending on what you are reading — we wondered how...

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Going Deeper on College Student Food Insecurity

This guest post comes from Chris Fernandez, research analyst at Trellis Research, which will be participating in a session, titled “Basic...

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Open Educational Resources and College Affordability

The share of low-income and first-generation students enrolling in college is increasing, especially at community colleges. In addition to...

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Free College: The Arkansas story

As of March 14, 2017, 80 “free college” policy proposals have been introduced in 27 states. While the clear majority of these bills...

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The Governor That’s Making Free College Happen

If you’ve heard of the “free college” trend, chances are you’ve heard of Tennessee. Since the Tennessee Promise was enacted in...

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K-12’s Role in College Affordability

A presenter at the STEM Funders Network last week in Denver commented that it is great there is a push for free community college; however,...

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Three Things I Think I Think: Ruminations on trends impacting higher education

Americans love lists, for a host of reasons, and the higher education policy community is no exception. A wide collection of ‘Top Ten’...

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State-Level Free Community College: Policy transformation or more of the same?

Every morning at the public high school across the street from my home, students show up from a few different neighborhoods: the middle...

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