college affordability

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This Higher Ed Advocacy Group Wants to Eliminate Student Debt in California

Students average $35,000 in debt, but a free tuition advocacy organization wants to redefine how higher education is funded in their state.
Eric Kingrea
1.23.18
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Billions in Untapped College Financial Aid Is up for Grabs With This New Tool

An online platform helps move students past the outdated FAFSA to streamline the process of making college more affordable.
Helaina Hovitz
11.22.17
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For 45 Million Americans, Student Debt Could Be a Thing of the Past

Some lawmakers really do want to make college affordable again, and here's how.
Kimberly Lawson
11.20.17
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Students Earned $1 Billion in College Scholarships Using Their Smartphones

A new app is trying to incentivize college affordability by providing students instant micro-scholarships.
Madeline Moitozo
11.16.17
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Legislators are Pushing a Law to Help Students Get Jobs After Graduation

Students are making life-changing college decisions with limited information, but a database created by the controversial College Transparency Act could change all of that.
Kimberly Lawson
9.8.17
Voices

Advocates Stress Great Entrepreneurs Still Graduate From College

In our present rapidly changing environment, a college education still represents the best investment you can make in your future.
Oliver Libby and George Tsiatis
9.8.17
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POC College Grads Are Challenging Disproportionate Student Loan Debt

"Not all student debt is created equal."
Kimberly Lawson
8.17.17
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California Lawmakers Want to Fight Student Debt by Covering Your Rent

The "Degrees Not Debt" program wants to make college more accessible by paying for housing, books, transportation, and other hefty college costs.
Katelyn Harrop
8.10.17
Voices

College Students Are Freaked Out That Their Student Loans Might Get Cut

In March, President Trump proposed to eliminate almost $4 billion in Pell Grants. We asked college students what that means for them.
Ana Wu
8.7.17
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Tumblr Blogger Slams Basic Conservative Criticism of Free College

Higher education is becoming less and less attainable for regular people, and here's why that's a problem.
Aaron Barksdale
8.4.17
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College Is for the Rich, Now More Than Ever

Higher education is increasingly out of reach for many low-income, working-class and middle-class Americans.
Kimberly Lawson
8.4.17