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Prisoners Could Soon Be Eligible For Financial Aid To Take College Courses Behind Bars

Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.


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What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant Program

The federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.


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GWU Sorry for Misrepresenting Admission Policy

George Washington University is apologizing for misrepresenting how it considers financial need in admissions decisions.


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Student Newspaper: DC University Misrepresented Admission, Financial Aid Policies

A report in The George Washington University’s student newspaper, The GW Hatchet, says the school has admitted to waitlisting undergraduate applicants who can’t afford to pay tuition each year simply due to their financial constraints.


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Obama Proposes New System for Rating Colleges

Calling higher education an “economic imperative,” President Barack Obama is pushing for an ambitious new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on affordability and performance and ultimately determine how federal financial aid is distributed.


The U.S. Department of Education is asking colleges and universities to adopt a clearer financial aid form amidst ballooning student loan debt. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Gov Asking For Student Loan Clarity

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging colleges and universities to adopt an easy-to-understand financial aid form to help students make smarter decisions on where to study, how to pay and determine what they’ll owe.