Community College of Philly pays off students’ unpaid balances for the second year
The college is using more than $1.4M in federal funding to forgive the debts of 1,900 students.
DePasquale: To save money and improve efficiency, PHEAA should bounce lawmakers on its board
Having a wider range of perspectives on the board would deliver better outcomes to Pennsylvania students, who shoulder some of the highest college debt in the nation.
Federal Pell grants help pay for college. But are they enough to help students finish? | Analysis
By Laura Perna and Jeremy Wright-Kim Pell Grants are one way the federal government helps people pay for college. During the 2020 to 2021 school year, eligible students can receive up to US$6,345 through the program, depending on where they go to school, how many classes they take and how much money their family makes. […]
Strong economy fuels drop in college students seeking grants, PHEAA reports
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, which administers state-supported scholarship programs, expects to distribute grants from its flagship scholarship fund to 136,000 students this year -- a three percent decline from last year, when it gave out 140,000 awards, budget documents show.
Pa’s Casey, Scanlon and Wild join Dems defying Devos over student loan forgiveness
DeVos narrowly avoided a congressional subpoena earlier this month after a lengthy fight against the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This new PHEAA loan program will help keep Pa’s students moving forward | Opinion
The PA Forward Student Loan Program will make borrowing more affordable in Pennsylvania, with competitive rates and superior repayment benefits.
This is the crisis in higher education in Pennsylvania | Fletcher McClellan
By Fletcher McClellan May 1 is approaching – the deadline date for students to send deposits to the college of their choice. For students and their families, it is a time of pride and optimism. For many colleges and universities, it is a time of high anxiety – programs, jobs, and even the survival of […]
Net price calculators were supposed to make it easier to understand the cost of college. It’s not working | Opinion
While net price calculators are meant to help students figure out how much a particular college will cost, a new study reveals that many colleges' calculators distort the true cost of attendance.
Should parents be allowed to raid retirement funds to pay for their kids’ needs today?
At the state and federal level, politicians who want to address pressing issues without spending public dollars are looking to let individuals mortgage part of their own future for the good of their kids. One of Pennsylvania’s few remaining moderate southeast Republicans and an arch-conservative former U.S. senator are both pushing plans that would let […]
This proposal to simplify federal student loans deserves a look. Here’s why | Opinion
Addressing the loan repayment process, especially for subsidized federal student loans, is another step toward giving every student the opportunity to choose their best path forward.