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A picture of a balance scale with a sack of money on one side and a pile of textbooks and a graduation mortar board on the other.

Don’t Roll Back Progress on Textbook Affordability

Course material costs have been coming down, but an Education Department proposal puts that progress in jeopardy, Eric Weil and Michael Moore write.

President Biden walks on a stage in front of signs that read “Canceling Student Debt.”

Thousands Weigh In on Biden’s Debt Relief Plan

Public comments show sharp divides over a proposal to provide debt relief to nearly 28 million student loan borrowers.

Runners sprint toward a finish line that says “FAFSA finish” as dollar bills rain behind them

A Last-Minute Sprint to the FAFSA Finish Line

The U.S. Education Department is doling out $50 million to help students complete the troubled federal aid form. Access advocates say it’s not too late to make an impact—but time is of the essence.

NY Financial Aid Expansion to Benefit About 93,000 Students

New York finalized a “historic” expansion of the state’s largest higher ed grant, the Tuition Assistance Program, Governor Kathy Hochul...

Warren, Other Senators Want MOHELA Held Accountable For ‘Failures’

Ten Democratic Senators are urging Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to hold a Missouri-based student loan company “accountable for its failures...
A paper version of the FAFSA application.

Troubled FAFSA Rollout Hides Deeper Problems

The new FAFSA formula undermines the longtime goal of creating a better, fairer federal student aid process, Diane Auer Jones and Jim Blew write.

Richard Cordray speaks into a microphone

Richard Cordray Takes the Fall for FAFSA Fiasco

The Federal Student Aid chief and debt-relief czar is stepping down after months of criticism over the bungled FAFSA overhaul. But is now the right time for accountability?


For Pell Grants to Help Incarcerated Learners, Credits Must Transfer

Transfer advocates will be essential to improving credit mobility of higher education in prison programming.