The University of Texas at San Antonio's success at boosting graduation rates and improving the time it takes to get a degree may offer a model for California and other states where the challenge is especially pronounced among Black and Latino students.
Graduating high school seniors who will be entering into postsecondary education and training over the next few years care less about prestigious schools and more about saving money and keeping college debt and other costs at a bare minimum—even if it means living at home.
While many are waiting to see what President Joe Biden will do about student loan forgiveness, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has released 30-plus policy recommendations to address student loan debt now and in the future.
Formerly incarcerated people face huge obstacles to finding stable employment. A Los Angeles-based program is working to change that trajectory with registered apprenticeship programs in more than 20 construction trades.
Many students think college is out of reach because of the difficulty in figuring out exactly what it will cost. College access experts are now on a mission to make the road to college smoother—especially for families who have traditionally had a harder time accessing an education beyond high school.