Why big boxes are joining the college retail scene
The name of a familiar retailer glowing from a big-box storefront can provide a source of comfort for students and families arriving on campus for the first time. That’s one reason more colleges are inviting companies such as Target, large grocery chains and others to set up shop.
Campuses expand services for students leaving foster care
New law in Pennsylvania increases college access—and provides tuition waivers—for students aging out of foster care. Elsewhere, scholarship programs and other philanthropic efforts are helping these students transition successfully to higher ed.
Debates rage as more states offer free college tuition
California is kicking off its first year of free community college for first-time students. It joins a growing number of states that have launched ‘promise programs’ designed to make higher ed more accessible to students from low-income backgrounds.