A summary of key policy changes and funding in the fiscal year 2021 omnibus budget and coronavirus relief package.
District Boundaries Affect Racial Representation at Michigan Community Colleges
The Looming Student Loan Servicing Crisis
The $78 Billion Community College Funding Shortfall
It’s Time to Worry About College Enrollment Declines Among Black Students
Among Forests and Bayous, a Fledgling College and Fragile Dreams
A timeline from the 1960s to the present shows that college students with criminal convictions have lost more access to financial aid than they have gained.
The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the challenges facing higher education’s overlooked majority and underscores the need for more financial aid and access to technology.
Congress should invest $1 billion in Hispanic-serving institutions to improve racial equity and payoff for a fast-growing population.
The November 3 results for Proposition 16 underscore the need for a clear message, adequate time and resources, and voter persuasion.
The incoming Biden-Harris administration has much work ahead to ensure that students are protected in this time of uncertainty.
Nationally, community colleges receive $78 billion less in revenue than public four-year institutions, leading to disparate outcomes among their student populations.
Expanding local appropriations could help provide the resources that community colleges need to boost social mobility in their regions.
The Trump Administration Has Set Up Students To Be Harmed by Unscrupulous Colleges During This Recession
Too many institutions took advantage of students in the last recession—and as another downturn deepens, accountability is in shreds.
Due to the pandemic, colleges likely won’t be held accountable for borrower outcomes for several years; policymakers should use this as an opportunity to fix the system.
Several states stand out for their plans to spend COVID-19 emergency relief aid on supporting vulnerable students and institutions.
In Pennsylvania, the good moral character rule blocks thousands of people in prison from getting state financial aid for college, and now is the time to eliminate it.
Higher Education Advocates Urge Congress to Equitably Fund Community Colleges in Federal Stimulus Legislation
With two-year public colleges facing a severe funding crisis, the Center for American Progress and other higher education advocates have signed on to a letter urging Congress to equitably fund community colleges in federal stimulus legislation.
Postsecondary institutions must take immediate action to help address the issue of police brutality.
Download a spreadsheet to see how much funding each U.S. college can receive through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, by institution type, state, and other groupings.