For most students who attend a postsecondary education program and complete it, there is a financial payoff. But too many students attend poor-quality programs that fail to give them the support they need to maintain enrollment and graduate.
For these students, the cost of their education ends up being more than their (and taxpayers’) investment.
A handful of Republican-dominated states seemed on the verge of invalidating President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, with a majority of the court's conservatives indicating great skepticism.
After three and a half hours, the bottom line remained the same. Unless the court decides that the states have no standing to sue and throws the case out of court, the Biden student loan forgiveness program will likely be struck down. A decision in the case is expected by summer.
A 4.0 GPA student, Alexis Krug rents a camper near Butler County Community College so she can avoid making the four-hour round-trip commute to the Pennsylvania college where she is studying to become a physical therapist assistant.
A new scholarship will help her cover the campground costs. Krug's story underscores the basic needs challenges facing today's students—and the solutions colleges can provide to help.