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California vows to sue over Dreamers: ‘Trump Administration has violated the Constitution’
California Democrats blistered President Donald Trump and vowed swift action in response to his decision Tuesday to phase out legal protections for more than 200,000 young ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

‘Free college’ is a new rallying cry in California
When State University of New York and City University of New York students return to campus this fall, tens of thousands of low-income ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

U.S. Department of Education Reaches Settlement with DeVry University Over Job Placement Claims
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a settlement agreement with DeVry University (DeVry), a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group Inc., resolving the Department’s charge ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

Former DeVry Dean to Police Fraud in Higher Education
The Trump administration has selected a former dean of the for-profit DeVry University to head a unit within the Department of Education ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

Community College Connects Calif. Residents to Job Openings
In his late 40s, Stephan Garcia decided he wanted to change his life. “It gets to a point where a person realizes, ‘Hey, you’re either going to perish out here on these streets ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

IRS plans to revive FAFSA student loan tool on October 1
The Internal Revenue Service will be bringing back its IRS Data Retrieval Tool on October 1 for people applying for federal student aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

‘Reverse transfer’ may help students get their associate degrees
The North Dakota University System has a new initiative to help college students increase their degree completion ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

Report: 15+ Hours of Work Per Week Can Hold Students Back
A report from the ACT Center for Equity in Learning finds that working more than 15 hours per week can be detrimental to the academic success of college students ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

How can higher ed institutions increase access for high-achieving, low-income students
A new report from the Jack Kent Coolke Foundation found well-off students outnumber their low-income peers at selective colleges 24:1. ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

11 Research Universities Start Aid Initiative
A consortium of research universities announced today that it is starting a new initiative to provide students with grants that help them face financial ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

Grants Roundup: Gates and Kresge Funds Team on $13 Million Ed Network
$13 million to create the Strong Start to Finish network, which is designed to increase the number of low-income and minority students who complete math ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

California colleges full of hungry students
That old line about getting college students to attend events on campus by offering free pizza is no joke for some young people these days ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

Students Without Food
Some community college students have struggled with access to food -- a previously documented trend that has now been quantified on a national scale in a new report released Tuesday ...READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17


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The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students
You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-30-17

As U.S. student load debt reaches trillions, Millennials share burden with Baby Boomers
Jacob Sperling graduated college at Rutgers University, his father’s alma mater, paying twice as much in tuition. He quit his first job in his field, has spent most of his 20s living with ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-30-17

California wants to simplify its $2billion-a-year college aid programs
California wants to find a simpler and less confusing way to distribute more than $2 billion in Cal grants and other annual aid to about 400,000 students ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-30-17

Cal Grant administrators look to simplify stat’s college financial aid program
The $2 billion a year program provides grants to California students based on family income and high school GPA ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-30-17

SDSU Presidential Search Committee to Hold First Meeting
The California State University Board of Trustees is beginning the search for a new permanent president of San Diego State University to succeed Elliot Hirshman ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-30-17

Philadelphia To Add Social Workers At Some Schools
Philadelphia will put social workers in 22 public schools this academic year as part of a pilot program to improve behavioral health services for city students ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-30-17

‘A pathological optimist,’ counseling award winner urges students to pursue college aid
At many urban schools in California, counselors would be delighted if 67 percent of recent graduates were headed to four-year colleges and 31 percent to community colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-30-17

California lawmakers day CSU budget problems concerning
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday that California State University campuses cannot fully justify spending on management staff after recent audits have found ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-30-17

UC Admissions: What the Numbers Mean
The University of California’s recently released admissions data shows that about 62% of all applicants were admitted to the system for fall 2017 ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-30-17

Policy Snapshot: Postsecondary Campus Safety
State policymakers’ top priorities include ensuring the safety, inclusivity and equitability of education environments for all students on higher education campuses ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-30-17

The impact of affirmative action at the University of California in one graphic
Government documents on Wednesday revealed that the US justice department is planning to investigate and possibly sue universities based on their affirmative action policies ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

Commentary: House GOP Appears Set on Making College Less Affordable for Millions of Students
Given the size of the student aid cuts in the House Budget Committee’s 2018 budget resolution, one wonders if the House GOP thinks college is too affordable ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

CSU eliminates remedial classes in push to improve graduation rates
Aiming to help thousands of students who get sidetracked in developmental courses that don’t count toward their degrees ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

Is College Worth it? What Graduates Say
As college registration deadlines approach, thousands of Californians are making important decisions to invest in their education ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

UC Irvine to reinstate all 290 students whose admission offers were withdrawn for transcript problems
UC Irvine, under fire for rescinding nearly 500 admission offers two months before the start of fall term ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

Retaining minority teachers in schools where most of their colleagues are white
Minorities continue to be largely underrepresented among elementary and secondary teachers relative to the racial and ethnic composition of the nation’s student body ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

What do blacks have to lose under Trump? College, apparently
Late in his improbable (and that word doesn’t really do it justice) run toward the presidency, Donald Trump had a problem ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

Equity in Education: Devoted teachers challenged me to succeed
Two colleagues and I, all former educators, have dealt with education equity gaps both as children and professionally ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

Students Without Food
Some community college students have struggled with access to food -- a previously documented trend that has now been quantified on a national scale ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

‘Walden, a Game’ Creator Talks the Sublime, Life’s Tough Questions, Games
In 1970, the British mathematician John Conway devised a fascinating set of rules for infinite pattern generation ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

State office to help students of closed for-profit schools
The California Department of Consumer Affairs has established the Office of Student Assistance and Relief ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

California state universities add dorm rooms as strategy to raise graduation rates, provide affordable housing
Finishing touches were still being put to Cal State Channel Island’s new 600-bed dormitory named Santa Rosa Village ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

Millennials will soon be the largest voting bloc in America
It turns out that the 2016 election was historic in more ways than one. A report released today by the Pew Research Center shows that for the first time ever ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

Report: Justice Department Will Target Affirmative Action
A bombshell report in The New York Times Tuesday night revealed that the U.S. Justice Department plans to investigate and sue colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

DeVos Shifts Course Again on Loan Servicing
The Department of Education plans to overhaul the procurement process for federal student loan servicing ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-08-17

Letter Calls on Congress to Tie Pell Grant to Inflation
More than 300 higher education institutions and advocacy groups sent a letter to congressional leaders today asking that the value of the Pell Grant ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-02-17

Student Borrowing Rises, Sallie Mae Says
Students and parents are borrowing more to pay for college, according to the latest installment of a survey by Sallie Mae ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-02-17

In Reversal, Colleges Rein In Tuition
Prices of higher education are rising in line with inflation as enrollment stagnates ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-02-17

Gov. Brown Signs San Diego Assemblywoman’s Anti-Hunger Bill into Law
Legislation authored by San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley N. Weber (D) that aims to reduce hunger on California college campuses was signed into law ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-02-17

Summer Melt
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-02-17

California lawmakers chip away at state’s college affordability crisis
California’s economy is one of the world’s largest, and according to a new report, the state needs 1 million more workers with bachelor’s degrees by 2030 ...READ MORE

Posted: 08-02-17

Most Colleges Did Not Change Aid Deadlines in Response to Early FAFSA
An overwhelming majority of colleges and universities did not change priority aid deadlines in response to an earlier financial aid cycle last year ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

Cal State trustees grapple with boosting graduation rates and enrollment
About 31,000 fully qualified students were turned away from California State University for the fall term because their desired school was at capacity ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

TN Leads Nation in FAFSA Filings for Third Straight Year
Equipping more Tennesseans with the tools to succeed after high school has been a hallmark of Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

U.S. parents spending less on college tuition, study finds
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite a record-high U.S. stock market and a positive economic outlook, U.S. parents spent less on college tuition during the 2016-17 school year ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

One UC Merced Student, Four Others Arrested in Alleged Police Brutality Incident
Five students were arrested for the assault or battery of a peace officer and for resisting a peace officer on July 9, 2017 in Merced ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

California’s community colleges’ new push to improve graduation and transfer rates
The California Community Colleges must do a much better job preparing Californians for the state’s future workforce, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley said ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

OneSearch: The New CSU Library Discovery System
Long Beach, CA – Coming this summer, all 23 of the California State University (CSU) library collections will be integrated into new Library Discovery System ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

New policy allows admissions officers to request supplemental items
Several students said they supported a new policy change to the University of California’s undergraduate admissions, but felt that part of the change ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

New policy allows admissions officers to request supplemental items
Several students said they supported a new policy change to the University of California’s undergraduate admissions, but felt that part of the change ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

When states pay for the SAT or ACT, more poor students go to college
New research finds a simple strategy can modestly boost the share of poor students who go on to college: ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

Alexander B. Walker-Griffin, President of Contra Costa College Associated Student Union, Appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

Free Tuition for Arizona Teachers-in Training, if They Stay
Arizona’s three public universities will launch a program this fall meant to alleviate a severe teacher shortage in the state ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

Should schools still offer AP classes if most students struggle on exams?
High school students are flocking to Advanced Placement classes in an attempt to earn credits for college ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-25-17

New Initiative Will Help States Address Postsecondary Outcomes Among Students of Color, Boost People With education After High School
INDIANAPOLIS – To meet the national goal of 60 percent of Americans with education beyond high school by 2025, the nation must better educate and train students ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

Dreamers grateful efforts to repeal in-state tuition benefit never materialized
Efforts to strip undocumented students in Texas of their in-state college tuition benefit failed to pass during the latest legislative session ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

Big student debt with no job? Trump blocks California’s fight on predatory colleges
Students who rack up debt attending for-profit colleges were supposed to get some additional protections this month ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

How Colleges Give Students a Flawed Sense of Living Costs
How much will it really cost to go to college? Institutions can provide students and parents with a pretty clear picture of what they’ll pay in tuition and fees ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

The Costs of College Attendance: Examining Variation and Consistence in Institutional Living Cost Allowances
Discussions of college costs often focus on tuition and fees, but living cost allowances for room, board, and other expenses account for more than half of the total cost ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

U of California continues to see increases in transfers
Some 70,000 incoming California freshmen and more than 21,000 in-state community college transfer students were offered a spot at the one of the University of California’s (UC) ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

UC regents panel backs limited use of letters of recommendation at campuses system-wide
The University of California is headed toward allowing all campuses to use letters of recommendation in admissions decisions for the first time ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

I Owe That Much? Having Student-Loan Data Leads to Drop in Borrowing
Study after study shows that college students are terrible at keeping track of how much debt they are racking up in school ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

College Graduates Have Higher Net Worth
Compared to less educated adults, college graduates generally see much stronger labor market outcomes, including greater labor force participation, more employment, and higher wages ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

The Three-Legged Stool to Success
The Three-Legged Stool to Success: IBM’s P-TECH Academy Establishes Path to “New Collar” Jobs ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

California lawmakers chip away at state’s college affordability crisis
California’s economy is one of the world’s largest, and according to a new report, the state needs 1 million more workers with bachelor’s degrees by 2030 ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

FAFSA Completions Up After Four-Year Decline
Reversing a four-year decline in Free Application for Federal Student Aid filing, FAFSAs filed by all applicants through June 30 are up 6 percent over last year ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

Reprioritizing Our Investment in Pell Grants to Further Reduce Poverty
The Pell Grant program is higher education’s most powerful remedy to addressing poverty among people who are bettering themselves though education and training ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

Ladders, labs, or laggards? Which public universities contribute most to American society?
Why are taxpayers asked to subsidize postsecondary education? After all, college graduates continue to earn much more on average ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

Call for More Transparency on College and Careers
The number and variety of postsecondary credentials, providers and occupations are multiplying rapidly, finds a new report from the Georgetown University ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

Regents Appoint UC Santa Barbara Alumnus as Board Chair
UC Regents have elected UC Santa Barbara alumnus George Kieffer chair of the board ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

Who’s who on the Board of Regents in 2017-18
UC’s online learning management system, used by staff and faculty for professional development and required trainings ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

Haters of higher education
Our view: Forget campus politics, colleges and universities have become increasingly essential to U.S. economic growth so why must Republicans wage war on them ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

UC Davis admits 60 percent of international students but 36 percent of in-state applicants
UC Davis is scouring the globe to find its next students ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-19-17

Stanford students propose new ways to put technology to work addressing poverty and inequality
As the Stanford students enrolled in Ending Poverty with Technology considered which problems to tackle in the vast landscape of poverty ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Protections
Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Education Department and its secretary, Betsy DeVos ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

Regional Acton to Boost College Success
California’s economy is one of the world’s largest, and according to a new report, the state needs 1 million more workers with bachelor’s degrees by ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

California lawmakers chip away at state’s college affordability crisis
California’s economy is one of the world’s largest, and according to a new report, the state needs 1 million more workers with bachelor’s degrees by ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

Early Findings of ‘Aid Like a Paycheck’ Study Are a Mixed Bag
There's good reason to file for financial aid early, but even procrastinators can still benefit ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

Retroactive FAFSA filings can net cash-strapped families more grants, loans
There's good reason to file for financial aid early, but even procrastinators can still benefit ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

This is the Age Most Americans Pay Off Their Student Loans
Student debt is an unfortunate reality for most U.S. college graduates. Roughly 70 percent of grads leave college with student debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

California: Helping Career Education Become a First Choice
California wants to eliminate the lingering stigma about career and technical education with a rebranding campaign that also seeks to compete with for-profit colleges on marketing ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

California State system will admit all qualified students
It’s harder than it’s ever been to get into many competitive universities. But California State schools are actually making it easier to get in ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

University of California Offers In-State Admission to 70,000
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California said Thursday it has offered admission to nearly 70,000 California undergraduates for the fall ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

Why we must help Inland Empire students escape poverty
Last week, I participated in a convening, sponsored by the College Futures Foundation under the leadership of Julia I. Lopez ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

SoCal colleges scramble to make new financial aid available for summer students
After having been cut in cost-saving measures five years ago, the U.S. Department of Education announced last week that it would restore the federal financial aid Pell grant program ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

UC Board of Regents nominates 2018-19 student regent, selects first-ever student advisor
A University of California Board of Regents’ special committee has nominated Devon Graves, a doctoral student at UCLA, to be the 2018-19 student regent ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

SEC Settles Fraud Charges Against Defunct For-Profit College Company ITT
The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled its fraud case against ITT Educational Services, but it continues to pursue top executives from the defunct ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

FTC Refunds Former DeVry Students
The Federal Trade Commission began mailing more than $49 million in refund checks to former DeVry University students ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

Return of Year-Round Pell Grants Could Help Community College Students the Most
Federal financial aid for low-income students that's now available all year could push more students through community colleges faster and increase the likelihood of them earning a degree ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-12-17

1 in 5 L.A. community college students is homeless, survey finds
One in every 5 of the Los Angeles Community College District’s 230,000 students is homeless, and nearly two-thirds can’t afford to eat properly ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being
The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book urges policymakers not to back away from targeted investments that help U.S. children become healthier, more likely to complete high school ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

California’s demographics shift begs an economic imperative to graduate students of color
ICYMI: Changing demographics present an economic imperative to graduate students of color ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

14 CSU Campuses are in the Top 50 Ranking for Best Colleges for Hispanic Students
In 2012, 49% of Hispanic high school graduates enrolled at a postsecondary, public institution ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

Pell Grant Guide
Two Pell Grants in One Award Year And The Summer Crossover Semester ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

Guidelines for the Implementation of Year-Round Pell Grants
Summary: This letter describes a change to the Federal Pell Grant Program that allows an eligible student to receive up to 150 percent of the student’s Federal Pell Grant ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

Year-Round Pell Grants Available July 1
Summer Pell Grants will be available to students beginning July 1, the Department of Education announced Monday ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

Educating low-income students
Equality of opportunity is an american ideal. Yet in 2015, at only 4 percent of schools did students from low-income families achieve at the level of their more advantaged ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

How an Artificially Intelligent Virtual Assistant Helps Students Navigate the Road to College
Deep reinforcement learning using convolutional neural networks is the driving technology behind autonomous vehicles ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

A Newsroom and a Lifeline: Univision’s Urgent Sense of Purpose
DORAL, Fla. — Earlier this year, a rumor rippled through the large Hispanic community in northeast Miami, delivered through the WhatsApp text-messaging service ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

Walter Ewing: America Benefits from Growing Economic Clout of DACA Recipients
June 16, 2017 – Now marking its fifth year, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative has been a much-needed lifeline for more than one million young ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-06-17

Finding a Fit: The Evolution of Student-Centered Financial Aid
Challenges and complexities within the financial aid process have a significant impact on students’ ability to pay for and complete school ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

Trump Administration Formally Ends DAPA, But Says DACA Is Here to Stay For Now
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) late Thursday night announced it would formally put an end to the Obama-era program ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

Alternative System for Registered Apprenticeships
President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that seeks to expand apprenticeships, in part by opening the door to alternative education ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

California Attorney General Responds to U.S. Department of Education Decision to Delay Student Protections
June 15, 2017 - SACRAMENTO – Following the U.S. Department of Education’s decision on Wednesday to block two important rules that protect students defrauded by for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

New California budget would stop short of ‘debt-free’ college but takes smaller steps on costs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three months ago, Democratic legislators unveiled a bold “debt-free college” plan that sought to eliminate the need ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

Hancock Widens Concurrent Program with High Schools
Students will have more opportunities to jump-start their college education without leaving their high-school campuses this fall ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

The college trap ensnaring women and minorities
An unfortunate thing happened on the way to greater diversity on college campuses: As women and minorities enrolled in greater numbers, tuition increases ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

Amy Tong appointed Director and State Chief Information Officer
Governor Jerry Brown appointed Amy Tong as Director of the California Department of Technology (CDT) on June 30, 2016, after she had served as Acting Director ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

UC San Diego and Baja California institutions launch CaliBaja Education Consortium
The University of California San Diego and 13 institutions in Baja California announced the launch of the CaliBaja Education Consortium at the Cross-border Innovation Summit ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

If you’re eligible for CSU, you’ll be guaranteed a slot under California budget deal
More than 30,000 students who meet California State University admissions requirements are turned away each year because there is no space for them in the system’s ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

Reset of Rules Aimed at For-Profits Begins
The U.S. Department of Education is hitting pause on two of the Obama administration's primary rules aimed at reining in for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

California community colleges offer crisis text line to students
A crisis text line that will allow students to text for free, confidential help has been established for students of California’s 113 community colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-20-17

California community colleges try to boost graduation rates
At Mt. San Antonio College near Los Angeles, professors and counselors spent a recent morning holed up in a windowless conference room, armed with copies of the course catalog ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

California community colleges try to boost graduation rates
At Mt. San Antonio College near Los Angeles, professors and counselors spent a recent morning holed up in a windowless conference room, armed with copies of the course catalog ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

1 in 5 CSU students graduate in four years
SACRAMENTO — Just 21 percent of the students who enrolled at a California State University campus in 2012 graduated in four years ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Feds: $12 million ID theft scam used personal info bought online, acquired from FAFSA website
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two people were indicted on federal charges related to a $12 million scam in which they stole identities in order to file fake tax returns ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

State senate approves bill expanding 4-year degrees at community colleges
State legislation that would expand and extend a pilot program allowing a limited number of California community colleges to offer a bachelor’s degree ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

California Department of Education releases CA Schools mobile app
Do you want to know how schools in your neighborhood perform on standardized tests? Now there’s an app for that ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Koch Foundation Officer, a Critic of Title IX Guidance, Will Join Education Dept
Adam Kissel, a senior program officer at the Charles Koch Foundation, was tapped on Monday to serve as deputy assistant secretary for higher-education programs ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Textbooks and Supplies Rank as Most Surprising College Costs, Finds College Ave Student Loans Social Media Poll
WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For college-bound high school graduates and their parents who are planning for college tuition and expenses ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

California’s Public Universities Are Failing to Produce Enough College Graduates, Study Finds
"Only 43 percent of California's 2015 high school graduates were eligible for the state's public universities, one of the factors that contributed to the 'F' ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Betsy DeVos: It Is Not the Education Department’s Job to Protect LGBTQ Students
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that her agency would not give federal funds to private schools that defy federal antidiscrimination laws ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

UC Merced pricier than UCLA? The surprising cost to live on campus
This fall, as crazy as it sounds, it will be more expensive to live on campus at UC Riverside than at UCLA ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Double-Edged Sword of Dual Enrollment
For community colleges, high school students are a growing population to serve, but some fear a lack of financial base for the programs ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

College Students Now Receiving Text Message Reminders to Show Up
Incoming college students are melting every summer, and it has nothing to do with the heat ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

California call to undocumented students: It’s safe to apply for financial aid
California lawmakers and educators are encouraging undocumented students to apply for state financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

California Community Colleges Urging Dreamers to Apply for Financial Aid
The California Community College System is using an online video to remind Dream Act students they're eligible for financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Calif.’s 2-Year System Hires Former Obama Official
California's community college system said Friday that it has hired Ajita Talwalker Menon as a special adviser to the system's chancellor, Eloy Ortiz Oakley ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Most private colleges take very few transfers. At USC, about 1,500 get a spot each year
Javier Garcia sat at a welcome dinner the evening of move-in day at USC, shoulders straight, shirt tucked, hands folded over a notebook filled with questions ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

Buscan que ‘Dreamers’ aprovechen los recursos para donder ingresar a education superior
Mediante una campaña, autoridades escolares buscan informar a los ‘Dreamers’ de los beneficios para a educación superior ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-13-17

College Students Now Receiving Text Message Reminders to Show Up
Incoming college students are melting every summer, and it has nothing to do with the heat ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them
In the minds of parents and teenagers going through the college application process, May 1 is a magic date ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Navigating Our Shameful, Maddeningly Complex Student Aid System
This month, the federal government switched off a tool that student financial aid applicants used to import their tax data into forms ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Federal Student Aid Boss Runcie Resigns
James Runcie, who led the Office of Federal Student Aid for the past seven years as chief operating officer, abruptly resigned from his position ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Federal student aid chief quits, warning of management issues under DeVos
The Education Department’s top student financial aid officer, a holdover from the Obama administration, quit the position Tuesday night ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Top Education Dept. official resigns after clash with DeVos
James Runcie, head of the agency's student aid office, submitted his resignation Tuesday night, effective immediately ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Making room for poor kids at rich schools
A new study shows selective colleges could bring in many more talented low-income students. So why don't they? ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

The 20% Solution: Selective Colleges Can Afford to Admit More Pell Grant Recipients
A majority of Pell Grant recipients attend open-access colleges with low graduation rates (49%) even though thousands are qualified to attend selective colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

7 things you need to know about how Trump’s budget would affect schools in California and nationwide
President Trump’s budget proposal, released Tuesday, seeks to cut education funding by $9.2 billion overall ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

California lawmakers move to take control of UC president’s budget
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are proposing a change to the state Constitution and a new budget measure that would help them wrest control of spending by University of California ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Federal Tax Credits Poised to Make a Big Education Impact
Federal tax credits may not be public education's death star, but a large asteroid is headed our way and not enough people are gauging its impact ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

California would lose $400 million in federal K-12 education funding under Trump budget
Programs run by the U.S. Department of Education, which distributes funding for numerous programs to all states, would be cut by $9 billion ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Angst Over Middle-Class Aid
Several states are taking a hard look at high-profile student financial aid programs as they debate their budget priorities ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Starbucks College Achievement Plan
In a first of its kind collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU), we’re offering all part- and full-time benefits eligible U.S. partners full tuition coverage ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

California colleges welcome revived federal Pell grants for summer school
California’s colleges and universities are celebrating what many describe as a happy surprise ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice
Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Trump May End Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
According to The Washington Post, which reviewed draft budget documents prepared by the Trump administration, federal education initiatives may be cut by $10.6 billion ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

The Growth of Cal Grants
The Cal Grant program is the primary program for providing tuition assistance and financial aid to California’s college students ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Betsy DeVos hits hard reset on student loan servicing contracts
The Education Department said Friday that it will select one company to collect student debt payments on its behalf ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Opinion: Student Debt’s Grip on the Economy
After decades of rising college costs and tepid income growth, student debt has become a drag on graduates’ hopes and a threat to economic growth ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Closer look at $175 million UC hid from the public
News that thousands of students at the University of California often go hungry because they can’t afford meals prompted a generous promise last summer ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Free Tuition? Tennessee Could Tutor New York
SMYRNA, Tenn. — A high school assembly changed Nicole-Lynn Riel’s life. In the fall of 2014, as Ms. Riel, a senior, was applying for jobs ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

It’s time to reform the financial arm of the education department report says
Minimal transparency and oversight of the Education Department’s financial arm has allowed a unit responsible for $1.1 trillion in federal loans and grants to operate with little accountability ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-30-17

Budget plan withholds $50 million from UC pending audit compliance and fully funds Cal Grants at private colleges
Gov. Jerry Brown wants to hold back $50 million from University of California funding until the university system corrects what a recent state audit has alleged ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

FAFSA Tax Info Transfer Tool Down Until October
A tool that makes it easier for students to apply for federal financial aid won't be back up until Oct. 1, 2017 ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Details of FAFSA data breach revealed in House testimony
The details of a recent data breach affecting 100,000 taxpayers were revealed in testimony before the House of Representatives ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

State of Vermont FAFSA Challenge
WINOOSKI– The senior class at Proctor Junior/Senior High School will have some extra cash to celebrate their high school graduation this year ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

California assembly members introduce bills to address student hunger
Two new bills were introduced this year in the California State Assembly, both of which aim to alleviate the issue of food insecurity ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

California’s new effort to fix remedial education
Last week more than 100 City University of New York faculty members, staffers and administrators gathered for a conference in Manhattan ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

California community college offers scholarships to transgender students
A community college in Southern California has announced that it will provide scholarships to either transgender students or students ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Faculty Votes No Confidence in President of Cal State San Bernardino
Following a heated debate on Tuesday, the Faculty Senate at California State University at San Bernardino voted no confidence in the institution’s president ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Federal Tax Credits Poised to Make a Big Education Impact
Federal tax credits may not be public education's death star, but a large asteroid is headed our way and not enough people are gauging its impact ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Trump administration welcomes back student debt collectors fired by Obama
A pair of private collection agencies fired by the Obama administration have accepted the Education Department’s offer of new contracts to recoup past-due ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

A Plan to Kill High School Transcripts…and Transform College Admissions
More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts with competency-based, nonstandardized documents ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

For-Profit Task Force No More
In the midst of a push late in the Obama administration to crack down on abuses by for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Emails raise questions about Napolitano’s testimony on audit
The office of University of California President Janet Napolitano directed administrators at UC campuses to reveal their confidential responses ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

The $1.9 Trillion Global Higher Ed Market
Like you, I’m trying to make sense of 2U’s acquisition of GetSmarter. You are trying to make sense of this acquisition, right? ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Some schools asked parents for Social Security numbers. Now schools are on state’s radar
Some central San Joaquin Valley school districts have been flagged in a complaint to the California Attorney General’s Office for requiring proof of a Social Security ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Report praises UC for enrolling low-income students; criticizes other elite universities
A new national report praised University of California campuses and the University of Southern California for enrolling large numbers of low-income students who ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Life in College After a Life in Foster Care
OAKLAND, Calif. — Being an extrovert is a double-edged sword. I can speak confidently in my college classes and in front of large groups ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

The Unheralded Mettle of For-Profit College Students
What leads more than 7 percent of the nation’s college students to enroll at for-profit institutions? ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-15-17

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Flexibilities for FAFSA Filers Impacted by IRS DRT Suspension
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new flexibilities available to institutions to use for verification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ®) information ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

6 figure salary considered low income for Bay Area families
BAY AREA (KTVU) - The federal government came up with new numbers on what qualifies as low income in the Bay Area ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

I Can Afford College Telenovela Episode 3
Telenovela Episode 3 "I Can Afford College" ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

University of California administration is paying excessive salaries and mishandling funds, state audit says
Ashley Hardin dreamed of being a professional photographer — glamorous shoots, perhaps some exotic travel ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

Loans ‘Designed to Fail’: States Say Navient Preyed on Students
Ashley Hardin dreamed of being a professional photographer — glamorous shoots, perhaps some exotic travel ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

Community colleges changing career training for future jobs
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders recently approved a plan to repair our state’s aging roads and bridges bringing economic and workforce issues ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

CCSF eligible for federal grants after recording highest-ever ratio of Latino students
A quarter of students at City College of San Francisco are Latino this school year for the first time ever, opening the door to federal grants ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate
SAN DIEGO — In the main room of a onetime fraternity house at the edge of San Diego State University ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

1 in 9 children in California schools have an undocumented parent
Posing significant challenges for educators, about 1 in 8 students in California schools has at least one parent who is undocumented ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-28-17

Tennessee makes college free for ‘older adults’
The state House passed a bill that would fund two years of community college or technical school for "older adults" for free ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

Smartphones can deliver vital public services
Representative Jason Chaffetz recently compared the decision to purchase health insurance as a tradeoff with buying an iPhone ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

DeVos undoes Obama student loan protections; defaults expected to rise
(Bloomberg) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday rolled back an Obama administration attempt to reform how student loan servicers collect debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

The (Temporary?) U.S. Education Team
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the hiring of nine senior staff members Wednesday ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

California's high school graduation rate improves for 7th straight year, but ethnic gaps remain
California’s high school graduation rate increased to 83.2 percent for the class of 2016, with gains for nearly all ethnic groups though gaps persist, according to statistics ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

New York Adopts Free Tuition
In what proponents are calling a historic move, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders announced a deal Saturday ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

U of Phoenix-HBCU Partnership Expands
South Carolina State University is the latest historically black institution to align with the University of Phoenix to expand its online education offerings ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

Colleges Could Start Using “Adversity Index”
In an effort to admit more students who hail from some of the nation’s most socio-economically challenged neighborhoods and high schools, colleges and universities ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

Governor Cuomo Announces First-in-the-Nation Excelsior Scholarship Program Will Provide Tuition-Free College to Middle-Class Families
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Excelsior Scholarship, a first-of-its-kind in the nation program ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

With Bernie Sanders at His Side, Governor Cuomo Proposes Free Tuition at State Schools for Certain Students
New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

New York Becomes Only State to Offer Free Four-Year College
New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

The power of one: New research shows black students see big benefits from a single black teacher
New research shows that years after having even one black teacher in elementary school, black students experience major benefits ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-18-17

Up to 100,000 Taxpayers Compromised in FAFSA Tool Breach, I.R.S. Says
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service said on Thursday that the personal data of as many as 100,000 taxpayers could have been compromised ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Everybody in Washington Agrees That This is a Problem. So Why Won’t They Fix It?
Despite worsening political divisions on other issues, here's one thing lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree on ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Update: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Federal Student Aid (FSA) Statement on IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)
To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA announced today the Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Conference to examine future of higher education
The Future of Higher Education: Creating Opportunity, Assessing Value,” an all-day conference at the University of California, Berkeley, on Friday, April 7 ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Project encourages first-generation faculty to share their stories
About 40 percent of UC Davis undergraduates have staked their claims to be in the first generation of their families to earn four-year university degrees ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Propose Cut in Financial Could be Catastrophic
Louis Tse, 27, lived in his car to save money while completing his doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

College is so expensive, this 27-year-old rocket scientist created a homeless shelter for students
Louis Tse, 27, lived in his car to save money while completing his doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Online (Slowly) Rising
While struggling for-profit institutions are scaling back their online programs, public and private nonprofit colleges and universities are adding online courses ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

What does college affordability really look like?
The sticker price of some universities can easily deter students, but new research argues that affordability is a far more nuanced matter than just the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption
Nearly 30 years after the debut of the World Wide Web, internet use, broadband adoption and smartphone ownership have grown rapidly for all Americans ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Westech College abruptly shuts down, leaving students scrambling for refunds and answers
The abrupt closure of Westech College in Southern California marks the latest in a string of failed for-profit trade schools ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

The FAFSA Just Became a Bigger Headache for Students
A government tool built to make it easier for students to access financial aid and debt relief was recently taken offline ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

The FAFSA’s Midterm Grade
When Marie Groark, the executive director of the Get Schooled Foundation, contacted the California Student Aid Commission in January ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

University of California Foreign Applications Drop Sharply
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Applications from international students to the University of California have fallen for the first time in 12 years ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

California 'student success' initiative slow to increase community college completion rates
California has seen no substantial increases in community college completion rates despite passing a much-anticipated reform law and spending nearly ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Florida Memorial University gains from California partnership
Miami Gardens-based Florida Memorial University has been reaping the benefits of a partnership established less than 10 months ago ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Degrees Lead on Wages
While some states and colleges are focused on boosting certificates as a way to increase workforce development, associate degrees ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

4 Student Aid Experiments Will End
The Department of Education will end four experimental initiatives launched under the Obama administration granting participating institutions a waiver ...READ MORE

Posted: 04-11-17

Bill simplifies FAFSA, widens aid eligibility
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, introduced a bill that would simplify the financial aid application process and broaden students’ eligibility ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Navigating Our Shameful, Maddeningly Complex Student Aid System
This month, the federal government switched off a tool that student financial aid applicants used to import their tax data into forms ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Google Commits $50 million to Help Close the Education Gap
The philanthropic arm of Google, Google.org, has committed $50 million to support education technology initiatives over the next two years ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

California Lawmakers Move to Rid UC/CSU Students of Overwhelming Debt
In the effort to fight ever increasing student debt, a proposal in the state assembly would shake up how a lot of financial aid money is used ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

8th Annual Latino Education and Advocacy Days Summit Includes High-Ranking Officials
SAN BERNARDINO, Ca — High-ranking state officials and the chief consul of Mexico in San Bernardino will deliver keynote addresses at the 8th annual Latino Education and Advocacy Days Summit (LEAD VIII) at Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, March 30, with the focus on “Sin Fronteras — Education Beyond Borders.” ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

California boosts efforts to stamp-out hunger on campus
MARCH 21, 2017 CHICO, CALIF. —Anthony Hiseley was determined to stay in college without turning to his family for support ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

UC is moving forward with Mexican initiative, regardless of Trump actions
University of California President Janet Napolitano is headed to Mexico next week to reassure leaders there that the public research university remains committed to academic collaboration ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Cal State trustees approve controversial tuition hike
Ater a heated morning of debate and impassioned statements from students, professors and lawmakers, the California State University Board of Trustees ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

California floats college aid plan covering non-tuition, living expenses
California lawmakers are pushing what could be the most comprehensive college aid program in the country ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Degrees Not Debt: California’s Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt
California Democratic lawmakers have submitted a proposal Monday, called the Degrees Not Debt program ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Elizabeth Warren questions the hiring of for-profit-college officials at the Education Department
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is asking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to explain the hiring of two officials with ties to the for-profit-college industry ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans
Days after a report on federal student loans revealed a double-digit rise in defaults, President Trump’s administration revoked federal guidance ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-28-17

California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance approves higher education plan
The California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance approved the “Degrees Not Debt” budget plan Tuesday designed to make higher education in California ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

As New York’s free college tuition debate heats up, experts weigh in on whether a flawed tuition bill is worth passing
The the state budget deadline approaching, it’s not yet clear whether New York state will make a historic investment in tuition-free college — but it is almost certain that ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Cuomo’s ‘free college’ plan? Not so fast, governor
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Wagner College and St. John's University strongly support scholarships and other initiatives that put college degrees within reach of more New Yorkers ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Protecting Pell? Critics Say Budget Wouldn’t
The document outlining the Trump administration's first budget, released in a bare-bones outline Thursday, states that the White House plan "safeguards" the Pell Grant ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Work-Study Worries
Many experts on the program agree it needs changing with a greater emphasis on low-income students. But few agree that the large cut being sought by the Trump administration will help ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Study: Half or more of community college students struggle to afford food, housing
Two-thirds of students at American community colleges struggle to pay for food and half to find a stable place to live, according to a new survey billed as the biggest ever ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

California’s Plan to Eliminate Student Debt
While a national policy on higher education has yet to be decided, it’s clear where California stands. On Monday, the state’s Democrats released a financial-aid plan ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Could California Offer Debt-Free College?
But the cost of attending UC schools has tripled in 20 years, during which time the flow of state tax dollars to higher education has slowed ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

California Lawmakers Move to Rid UC/CSU Students of Overwhelming Debt
In the effort to fight ever increasing student debt, a proposal in the state assembly would shake up how a lot of financial aid money is used ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

California Democrats will unveil a sweeping financial aid plan to help students avoid debt
Seizing on growing concerns over college affordability, California lawmakers proposed what would be the most generous college aid plan in the nation Monday ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Opening the Door to College Aid
Six Communities Come Together to Apply Continuous Improvement Tools and Strategies to Increase Federal Student Aid Applications ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

More Undocumented College Students Apply for Financial aid; Campaign Pays Off
Due to President Donald Trump's orders on immigration enforcement, many undocumented students have hesitated to reach out for financial assistance ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

When a Few Bucks Can Get Students to the Finish Line
Kalif Robinson is a star at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He’s a straight-A senior, majoring in economics and minoring in Arabic ...READ MORE

Posted: 03-22-17

Why the Middle Class Scholarship could get cut this year
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Some of the only state money available to incoming college students could get cut under Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Financial Aid Helps Low-Income Students Graduate
A new report from the Association of Community College Trustees, the California Community Colleges' Chancellors Office and the Institute for College Access & Success ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

ANOTHER VIEW: Middle Class Help Worth Fight
The recently enacted Middle Class Scholarship was put in place by the Legislature to soften the growing burden of tuition costs for working middle class families ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

The Opportunities—and Pitfalls—of the New Fafsa Timing
The earlier Fafsa timetable could alter the way colleges and families approach the decision process ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Compton Community College regains local control after years of oversight
The Compton Community College District, which has been managed by a state-appointed special trustee since it lost its accreditation ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Student Loan Facts They Wish They Had Known
The problem with a lot of the advice that teenagers and their families get about higher education debt is that it’s totally, utterly bloodless ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Rep. Hunter Wants to Withhold Student Aid From Sanctuary Campuses – Can He Do That?
A bill from Congressman Duncan Hunter, R–Alpine, would prohibit sanctuary universities from receiving federal student aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Get Schooled Names one of Fast Company’s 2017 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Gaming
Fast Company just named Get Schooled to its 2017 50 Most Innovative Companies list, with a special Top 10 in Gaming distinction ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

The Parachute Generation
When I first met Yang Jinkai, two days before he boarded a plane for America, the smog hanging over his industrial home city, Shenyang, had turned the sun into a ghostly orb ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

California DREAM Act Applications Decrease 64 Percent - College Greenlight
Applications for the California DREAM Act have plummeted by 64 percent in the 2017-2018 school year ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Could Trump Cut Berkeley’s Funds?
The news out of the University of California, Berkeley, Wednesday night stunned many. A lecture by Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Loss of federal program could more than triple AP exam fee for some students
Some low-income students in California could face a steep fee increase for Advanced Placement exams this spring following the elimination of a federal subsidy ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

ESSA: Mapping opportunities for the arts
This special report highlights the ways that states and districts can engage the arts in the ongoing work of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Promise Too Costly?
As Oregon faces budget shortfalls and an education sector eager to hold onto the money it has, a dispute has emerged about the future of the state’s free community college program ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Measuring the Effectiveness of My Brother’s Keeper
The Obama administration's ambitious program targeted at Black and Latino males has seen some success but the jury's still out on its overall impact ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-22-17

Middle-Class Scholarship Under Fire
In his annual budget proposal, Gov. Brown proposed the phasing out of the middle-class scholarship, which serves students whose parents’ annual income falls short of $156,000 ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

University of California Regents meet, approve first tuition raise in six years
The Regents of the University of California (UC) met at UC San Francisco at Mission Bay on Jan. 25 and 26, approving the first tuition increase for the UC system in six years ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

California State University to vote on tuition hike in March
California State University's governing board said Tuesday it will vote in March whether to raise tuition for the first time in six years at its 23 campuses ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Student aid options for unauthorized immigrants in California
UC Riverside student Mitzie Perez sued Wells Fargo last week for denying her a private student loan because she is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Janet Nguyen announces financial aid application assistance
With the deadline to apply for financial aid fast approaching, Senator Janet Nguyen would like to remind students that applications for federal and state financial aid programs ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Jerry Brown propone acabar con las becas a estudiantes de clase media
Cuando hizo públicos los presupuestos del estado para los próximos dos años fiscales el pasado 9 de enero, el gobernador Jerry Brown ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Why Almost Everybody Should Apply for College Financial Aid
It pays to fill out Fafsa even if you think your income is too high ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Debt-Free College Could Cost California $3.3B: Study
Making higher education more affordable and eliminating student debt could cost $3.3 billion annually ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

AMCAL Starts Construction on 750-bed Student Housing Community at California State University
SACRAMENTO, CA - AMCAL Equities announced that it closed financing and started construction on The Crossings—a new 225-unit, student housing community ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Creating a Safe Space for California Dreamers
The University of California, Merced, rises apparition-like out of a landscape of cow pastures, cotton fields and grasslands ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

CSU Graduation Initiative 2025
The California Dream Loan Program provides eligible AB540 students with the option to borrow loans to help cover the cost of attending a California State University ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Walking Forward in Uncertain Times
I spent Thursday morning at the Cathedral in Downtown L.A., listening to counselors from high schools, colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Gov. Jerry Brown to get additional treatment for prostate cancer
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown will undergo additional treatment for prostate cancer, which was first diagnosed in 2012, his office announced Saturday ...READ MORE

Posted: 02-13-17

Cutting middle class scholarship could hit Southern California hard
A proposal by Governor Jerry Brown to phase out funding for the Middle Class Scholarship could affect more than 46,000 students statewide ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Behind the Dizzying Student Loan Game Navient Allegedly Played
The U.S. government’s $1.3 trillion student loan program has a dizzying array of repayment plans that can overwhelm borrowers ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

West Contra Costa school district report offers solutions for African-American achievement gap
RICHMOND — Poor academic outcomes for black students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, one of the lowest-performing districts in the state ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

If Brown phases out college scholarships for middle-class students, stressed parents wonder: ‘How are we going to make this work?’
Jill Cohen-Sandler tosses and turns at night, her mind filled with anxiety over how she and her husband will pay for their daughter to attend the University of California ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Why Cal State L.A. turns most low-income students into top earners
January 24, 2017 —In many ways, George Pla is the embodiment of the American dream ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

2017-18 California Budget Update: How to Protect Low-Income Student Financial Aid
California Governor Jerry Brown last week released his proposed 2017-18 California state budget, which includes a proposal to phase out the Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) program ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Why college loans are the worst debt
As long as I can remember, savants in personal finance had one iron-clad guideline about debt: Know the difference between “good” debt and “bad” debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Our Diversity: DREAM of higher education
When you do this, you're changing the history of your family, ...;" the volunteer tells the high school girl in a video chronicling the Steps to College fair for Latinos ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

5 Education Stories to Watch in 2017
Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Cuomo Proposes Free Tuition at New York State Colleges for Eligible Students
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo seized on a potent issue that energized younger Democrats during the presidential race ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

College costs rising faster than financial aid, report says
Colleges are putting the brakes on hefty price increases, but tuition and fees are still rising at a faster rate than the financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-31-17

Fearing Trump, California drops undocumented health insurance request
California has withdrawn its request to the federal government for permission to allow undocumented people to obtain health insurance from the state exchange ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

California Community College Planning to Offer Legal Cannabis Course
California’s City College of San Francisco is partnering with the United Food and Commercial Workers union and Oakland-based Oaksterdam University to develop a new course aimed at the legal cannabis industry ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Unlocking the Door to College Financial Aid
For many students, one of the biggest obstacles to attending college boils down to paperwork ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Feds sue student loan firm for misleading borrowers
HANOVER TWP. — The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday filed suit in Scranton alleging the Navient Corp. “systematically deterred” student loan borrowers from ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Don't Fall for This Sophisticated Gmail Phishing Scam
Heads up, Gmail users: a new phishing attack is making the rounds and it's fooling even technically-savvy, security-conscious users ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Janet Napolitano Hospitalized for Cancer Treatment
Janet Napolitano, the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and current president of the University of California, has been hospitalized for cancer treatment ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

How much do for-profit colleges rely on federal funds?
The outgoing Obama administration placed for-profit colleges under a great deal of scrutiny ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Jerry Brown’s budget probably understates California revenue, analyst says
Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for the year beginning July 1 probably understates California income tax collections by billions of dollars ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

Poll Shows Support Across the Aisle for State Free College Programs
A majority of Americans, regardless of political affiliation, support state programs that would make college tuition-free ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

UC hires first system Title IX coordinator
The University of California today (Jan. 12) announced the appointment of Kathleen Salvaty to fill the new position of systemwide Title IX coordinator ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17

California community college wins accreditation battle
After five years of punitive attacks from a rogue accreditor, City College of San Francisco is finally in the clear ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-24-17