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.
Employability and debt reports could spur more career advising
Data from a recent study links certain college majors to higher levels of loan debt, and another report reveals students’ unrealistic salary expectations. These findings could prompt campus administrators to expand career counseling services and publish more extensive employment data.