Madeline St. Amour

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July 30, 2020
Mandatory Free Application for Federal Student Aid filing policies aren't a magical salve, but they can greatly increase the number of students who complete the financial aid form and enroll in college, according to a report. The Century Foundation examined state policies that mandate FAFSA completion for high school students, as well as the outcomes of that policy in Louisiana, the only state so far that has fully enacted its policy.
July 29, 2020
A new survey examined students' perceptions about their experiences with credit transfer. The American Council on Education and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers surveyed roughly 1,000 students about their opinions on transfer credit loss, available information on transfer, barriers to transferring credit and their thoughts on credits that didn't transfer.
July 28, 2020
Many regional public universities plan to open campuses this fall, against a backdrop of financial, political and enrollment pressure -- and a push by many students to return.
July 27, 2020
As the pandemic and its financial implications refuse to yield, lesser-known historically Black colleges and universities face pressure to bolster their fundraising efforts.
July 24, 2020
At its latest meeting with its accrediting commission, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system presented its interim leadership and new name for the planned merger of its 12 community colleges.
July 24, 2020
Ascendium Education Group has given grants to two higher education member organizations to help them continue their work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ascendium, a nonprofit aimed at helping people achieve their education and career goals, will be providing $10 million worth of grants through its Maintain Momentum for Student Success Initiative, according to a news release. Its goal is to help institutions maintain their memberships with these organizations as they face mounting budget deficits due to the public health crisis.
July 22, 2020
A coalition of states is coming together to help reskill workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing recession that left 11.1 percent of workers unemployed in June. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the American Association of Community Colleges on Tuesday launched the Reskilling and Recovery Network, which will include 20 states, according to a news release. The Lumina Foundation and the Siemens Foundation are supporting the effort.
July 21, 2020
An examination of the most selective public universities in the country found that representation of students of color has seen few -- if any -- improvements since 2000.
July 20, 2020
Nonwhite parents in Massachusetts who have less access to technology are more likely to say their high school children's college plans have changed due to COVID-19. Most parents who took the poll from MassINC Polling Group said their child's college plans had not changed, but there were disparities by race and income levels.
July 16, 2020
Students who stopped out of City Colleges of Chicago can now get a "fresh start."


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