Unlocking Stranded Credits
Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
More public colleges and universities, prodded by new state laws, are ending the use of withholding transcripts from students with institutional debts. This week, Illinois joined that list.
The system's three campuses at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield previously withheld transcripts if a student had unpaid university debts of $25 or more. Officials say the change will provide immediate access to some 10,000 people—about 2,300 current students and more than 8,000 former ones.