The Week in Admissions News

Affirmative action; more state aid; college ROI; borrowing rates.

November 18, 2019
  • Higher education need more affirmative action, not less, according to an essay.
  • A report on 2017-18 state grants and aid shows that grant programs, including funding boosts in Florida and New York, contributed to a significant increase in state aid nationally.
  • Colleges ranking highly on ROI after 10 years aren't necessarily the same ones at the top after 40 years, report says.
  • In areas with higher populations of underrepresented minorities, students borrow to pay for college more often and also default on student loans more often, according to a study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


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