College, Inc.: college 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 09:59 AM ET, 11/25/2010

Five Thanksgiving thoughts for the college-bound

Today's guest blogger is Craig Powell, a Brown graduate and CEO of ConnectEDU, a Boston firm chiefly known for helping high schools send application materials to colleges electronically. As we reflect on the Thanksgiving holiday, those of us in the...

By Craig Powell  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Admissions, Admissions, Admissions | Tags:  ConnectEDU, college admissions, college aid, college finance