Student Loans/Pell Grants

FAFSA fail creates “state of emergency” in West Virginia

College-bound West Virginia students can now qualify for the state’s largest financial aid programs without filling out the FAFSA application.

Amid FAFSA debacle, these higher ed leaders strive to ensure no student is left behind

College Possible, a nonprofit dedicated to servicing low-income and minority students through their higher education journey, has so far ensured that 56% of their students have filed for FAFSA, says CEO Siva Kumari.

One in three grad schools leave students with more debt than when they started

The HEA Group and Student Defense found that graduate schools leave students with over $100 million more in debt than what they entered repayment with.

Biden moves to Plan B after Supreme Court blocks student debt relief

Despite recent measures President Biden has taken to relieve student debt and halve repayment plans, the administration faces criticism on both sides of the aisle and with relief advocates.

4 reasons expanding the Pell Grant to prisoners is a net good

Prisoners who enroll in postsecondary education programs are 48% less likely to be reincarcerated than those who do not, according to the Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Minnesota’s “bold action to make college affordable” results in free tuition

Legislative negotiators have reached a deal to make college free for residents whose families make less than $80,000 a year in order to bolster the state's fledgling enrollment and labor workforce shortage.

Education espionage: FSA “secret shoppers” to monitor higher ed for unethical practices

“Schools that engage in fraud or misconduct are on notice that we may be listening, and they should clean up accordingly,” said Kristen Donoghue, FSA’s chief enforcement officer in the Department's announcement.

Student debt relief moves ‘full speed ahead’ despite temporary block

The program has been ordered to pause until an emergency request by six Republican-led states is ruled on.

Report: Emergency funds saved college students from stopping out

Did the $77 billion given by Congress to institutions of higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a large portion earmarked for students, really...

Dear Mr. President: Please cut student loan forgiveness

A joint letter from 22 U.S. governors addresses their concerns surrounding Biden's student debt cancellation plan, arguing that it places the burden of debt on the taxpayer.

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