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First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshop at the T.C. Williams High School on Feb. 5, 2014 in Alexandria, Va. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

First Lady to Students: Apply For Federal Aid

Michelle Obama has a message for students who are thinking about going to college: fill out the federal financial aid form.

02/05/2014

American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: 29 Percent Of College Enrollees Drop Out Before Graduation

Only 4 in 10 students who entered college in 2007 have earned degrees from the school where they started.

12/16/2013

File photo of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Education Dept. Gives 3 More States Waivers On No Child Left Behind

Three more states have received permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

05/20/2013

File photo of Temple University students. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Government Site Exposes Financial Info of Thousands of College Students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The personal financial details of as many as 5,000 college students were temporarily laid bare for other students to view on the Education Department’s direct loan website earlier this month, an education […]

10/26/2011