This week in 5 numbers: Another FAFSA delay

The number of Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms that have been submitted this admissions cycle, the U.S. Department of Education announced this week. However, the agency also said it wouldn’t submit FAFSA applicant info to colleges until March, further compressing already tight timelines for institutions to get out financial aid offers to students. […]

Does completing college influence borrowers’ ability to pay back their loans?

Listen to the article 4 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Borrowers with federal student loans who didn’t graduate collectively owe more than they initially borrowed four years after entering repayment, according to a new report from the HEA Group, a higher ed-focused research firm and […]

Jamestown Business College ceases enrollment of new students, plans to close

Listen to the article 3 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Jamestown Business College, in New York, announced this week it has stopped enrolling new students and plans to close. The small for-profit, founded in 1886, intends to remain open long enough for its current students […]

Colleges begin pushing back deadlines amid FAFSA delay

Listen to the article 4 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Some colleges are pushing back their enrollment, application and financial aid deadlines after the U.S. Department of Education announced it wouldn’t transmit Free Application for Federal Student Aid information to colleges until March.  Kalamazoo College, […]

Colleges need a deliberate online strategy to better serve first-generation students

Listen to the article 6 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Scott Pulsipher is the president of Western Governors University, a nonprofit online institution headquartered in Salt Lake City. A majority of college students, around 70%, are now enrolled in at least one online course, signaling a promising […]

Dartmouth College revives standardized testing requirement for applicants

Listen to the article 4 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief:  Dartmouth College announced Monday that it will restore the requirement for applicants to submit either SAT or ACT scores, starting with the class of 2029.  The Ivy League institution suspended the requirement in June 2020 […]

Amid rocky FAFSA rollout, Education Department to deploy staff to help colleges

Listen to the article 4 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday that it plans to send federal financial aid personnel to lower-resourced colleges to help smooth the rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The Education Department released […]

Baldwin Wallace University unveils job and program cuts to address budget deficit

Listen to the article 3 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Baldwin Wallace University, a private Ohio institution, will cut or consolidate 13 academic programs and eliminate 23 faculty and staff positions as it seeks to balance its budget.  Students enrolled in affected programs will have […]