College, Inc.: financial aid


Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/25/2012

No ‘magic solution’ to college affordability

Two factors, high labor costs and competitive discounting, drive up the sticker price of college, the guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:28 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance | Tags:  college affordability, financial aid

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 05/15/2012

State grant aid goes increasingly to the wealthy

In the District, only 6 percent of state grant funds are awarded based on financial need, according to a new report.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:49 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  higher education, financial aid

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Are car loans, college loans so different?

Guest blogger asserts that a college education is a good investment — better, in the long run, than a car. Is a modest student loan such a bad thing?

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  financial aid, student loans, Obama

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/23/2012

St. Mary’s College secures major gift for need-based aid

The $1 million donation for need-based aid is a significant boost for a public liberal arts college with a $30 million endowment.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Development, Liberal Arts | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland, philanthropy, financial aid

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Merit aid can ease college sticker shock

Colleges offer so much aid today that the average student pays just 58 cents on the dollar of published tuition and fees.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:50 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Admissions, Finance, Marketing | Tags:  financial aid

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Tuition discounting hits record high

The average student now pays 58 cents on the dollar of published college tuition.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:12 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Research | Tags:  NACUBO, financial aid

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 02/01/2011

Pell grant set at $5,550 for next academic year

In a "Dear Colleague" letter today, the U.S. Department of Education set the maximum Pell Grant award at $5,550 for the 2011-12 academic year, signaling that the largest grant program for low-income students will be fully funded. It may not...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:39 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Aid, Aid | Tags:  Pell grants, college aid, financial aid, student aid

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 01/22/2010

Why are college applications up?

The economy is sagging; the college-age population is flattening. And yet, word is trickling in that several selective colleges around Washington have reaped record numbers of applications for the Class of 2014-- including the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:40 PM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Admissions, Admissions | Tags:  College admissions, applications, financial aid