William & Mary will cover tuition and fees for in-state Pell students, aiming to increase their numbers

Listen to the article 4 min This sound is generated automatically. Let us know if you have any feedback. Dive card: William & Mary last week announced two initiatives for students who receive federal Pell Grants, which are a proxy for low-income students. The Virginia public institution will award enough scholarships to cover tuition and … Read more

Education Department removes four colleges from Sweet v. Cardona settlement list

Listen to the article 4 min This sound is generated automatically. Let us know if you have any feedback. Dive card: The U.S. Department of Education removed four colleges from its list of institutions whose students will receive automatic debt relief under a proposed $6 billion settlement, according to court documents. Last month, US District … Read more

Why don’t people go to college?

Listen to the article 10 minutes This sound is generated automatically. Let us know if you have any feedback. Why aren’t more people enrolling in college? Why do many of those who enroll drop out before completing their degree? And what can be done to get them back? Those questions became even more pressing in … Read more

SMS and chatbot company Ocelot raises $117 million

Listen to the article 3 min This sound is generated automatically. Let us know if you have any feedback. Dive Card: Ocelot, an SMS and chatbot company for higher education institutions, announced Wednesday that it has raised $117 million from K1 Investment Management, which focuses on funding software companies. Prior to K1’s investment, Ocelot had … Read more

Congressional Budget Office: Biden’s debt cancellation will cost $400 billion

Listen to the article 4 min This sound is generated automatically. Let us know if you have any feedback. Dive Card: President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan will cost the U.S. government about $400 billion over the next three decades, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated in a report was released on Monday. According … Read more

Florida’s governor wants to stop colleges from taking money from “concerning countries,” including China

Dive Card: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said he will propose legislation that would ban colleges in the state from accepting money from seven “concerning countries,” including China. The other countries DeSantis said pose a threat are Cuba, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela, all that his office described as having “unfortunate intentions”. … Read more

University of Idaho warning: Employees who discuss abortion may face prosecution under state law

Listen to the article 6 min This sound is generated automatically. Let us know if you have any feedback. The University of Idaho warned employees Friday that they must remain neutral when discussing abortion in the classroom or risk prosecution under a state law — including a conviction or loss of employment. The guidance from … Read more

Here’s what happened when three colleges, including the University of Pennsylvania, tested optional

Listen to the article 6 min This sound is generated automatically. Let us know if you have any feedback. HOUSTON – Proponents of discretionary admissions often say that repealing requirements that students provide SAT and ACT scores will help tear down barriers that keep historically marginalized groups from applying to college. Enrollment leaders backed that … Read more