financial aid Tag Archive

What State Lawmakers Need to Know About the IL Financial Aid Scandal

On the heels of the college admissions scandal, last week ProPublica uncovered dozens of suburban Chicago families exploiting dependency...

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In WA, State Leaders and the Business Community Work Together to Develop the Workforce

In his 2019 State of the State address, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was one of several governors to stress the importance of state and...

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College-Bound Students’ Views on Paying for College

As a means to paying for college, financial aid is a confusing but critically necessary process for many students. Without it (and often,...

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Income Share Agreements: An Old Idea Made New, But Necessity to Protect Students Remains

In 2014, I gave my first state legislative testimony in Maine on an idea that would turn tuition and financial aid on its head: Pay It...

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A Prescription for Oversubscription in State Financial Aid Programs

Over 1 million students are eligible for state financial aid but are never funded. This is the number a recent report put to a problem...

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Providing Financial Support — Beyond Tuition — to College Students

This post is co-authored with David Tandberg, vice president of policy research and strategic initiatives at the State Higher Education...

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State Financial Aid: What We’re Watching

Each year, states invest over $12 billion in aid programs that support over 4.5 million students in their quest for postsecondary...

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FAFSA Simplification: More Can Be Done While Still Protecting State Aid Programs

To find out if they qualify for financial aid from the federal government, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student...

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Beyond Financial Aid: Helping adult students with the cost of college

This blog is the fifth and final in a series following the Supporting Adult Learners for Postsecondary Success convening, which took place...

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Finding the Will to Fund State Financial Aid Programs for Adult Learners

This blog is the second in a series following the Supporting Adult Learners for Postsecondary Success convening, which took place in early...

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