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California Bill Would Extend Food Benefits to More Students

The California Legislature passed a measure that would extend federal food assistance benefits to more college students in the state.

September 14, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Completion Rate Gaps by Gender for Black Californians

While more Black students in California are earning college degrees, concerning equity gaps in graduation rates remain, with differences based on gender, according to a new report by the California-based Campaign for College Opportunity.

September 2, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Judge Orders UC Berkeley to Freeze Enrollment

The ruling faults the university’s analysis of the environmental impacts of increased enrollment as flawed and orders it not to further increase enrollment above 2020-21 levels.

August 27, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
First-Year Students Struggled With Online Learning Last Year

New report finds most first-year students struggled to learn when the pandemic moved classes online -- in part because of limited access to technology and resources.

August 25, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Report: How to Blur the Line Between High School and College

Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit focused on education and the workforce, released a report that argues for a “radical restructuring of education for grades 11-14.” It advocates for a new kind of education institution that is neither high school nor college starting after the second year of high school.

August 3, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
FAFSA Completion Falls 4.8%

Report says fewer students -- especially low-income and minority students -- are filling out the form.

July 19, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Federal Aid Verification Will Be More Targeted for 2021-22 Award Year

The Department of Education is temporarily changing its federal student aid verification process to focus only on identity theft and fraud for the 2021-22 application cycle. The change is intended to help alleviate challenges students face in accessing financial aid and boost enrollment numbers for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.

July 14, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Help for Community College Students

The federal government will have to step up to help community colleges offer comprehensive student support programs, experts say -- and the Community College Student Success Act provides a way for Congress to do so.

July 8, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Despite Positive Experiences, Students Question Value of College

Survey finds students support their institutions and mostly plan to re-enroll -- but increasingly doubt whether education is worth the price.

July 7, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed