Top stories in higher ed for Tuesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
September 19, 2017
UCLA Official: Seven Ways Colleges Hinder Diversity Through Their Financial Aid
Nick Anderson, The Washington Post
Many colleges say they want to diversify their campuses. They say they want more first-generation students, more from low-income families, more from underrepresented minority backgrounds.

But their financial aid policies often get in the way of those goals — or even undermine them.
Lessons From One College’s Foster-Youth Effort
Kelly Field, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Ball State University’s Guardian Scholars Program is one of the longest-running efforts to help college students who have been in foster care. The program has learned a variety of lessons, thanks in part to a 2007 review conducted by the university’s Social Science Research Center. Researchers offer their take about what works and what doesn’t, and how the program has evolved since then.
What DACA's End Could Mean for Colleges
Isabel Fattal, The Atlantic
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The potential cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program raises questions about the future of undocumented students in higher education. 

Fee for Honors
Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed
Commentary: Why I Attended Tribal College
Robin Máxkii, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Blog: Perkins CTE: Better With Apprenticeship
Mary Alice McCarthy and Michael Prebil, New America
Test Driving the Road to Online Success
Susan Aldridge, The EvoLLLution
Messer Introduces Bill to Help More Transfer Students Earn Degrees
Hayleigh Colombo, Indianapolis Business Journal