Higher education affordability

Olympic hopeful figure skater Max Aaron on the practice rink in Colorado Springs. Aaron, who is 25, earned a degree in finance in December. He worked as a barback and a waiter on the weekends to help pay the tuition and took his classes early in the morning and late at night to accommodate his training schedule.

Even with help, Olympic athletes struggle to balance their sports with college

Their stories illustrate how, for older students, getting a degree is like skating uphill

Cal students at UC Berkeley on Friday, April 10, 2015.

OPINION: Here’s a reason to help more students earn college degrees — adaptability

Preparing youth from all backgrounds for a global economy

Microsoft employees in Redmond, Washington. With a huge shortage of college graduates in data and computer science, tech companies are taking matters into their own hands and providing education directly to prospective tech workers.

Impatient with universities’ slow pace of change, employers go around them

Tech companies are sidestepping the middleman and creating their own courses

Latino students at Loyola Marymount University in California have an enviable 80 percent graduation rate, compared with 77 percent for white students.

New research shows Latinos closing the racial gap on college degrees, but still lagging far behind whites

Big differences in graduation rates persist, depending on the institution

The United States Capitol.

OPINION: Is this tax plan a dream-crusher for higher ed’s food service workers, maintenance staff and housekeepers?

Youth whose parents staff America’s campuses face tuition-remission fees that would limit college access

In an era of inequity, more and more college financial aid is going to the rich

Poor students still get money, but higher-income classmates get a growing share

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In 2015 and 2016, 3.9 million college students dropped out of college with debt, Jill Barshay wrote in The Hechinger Report. Data from College Scorecard of the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

OPINION: Can ‘risk-share’ financial aid models reverse some ‘alarming data’ on student completion rates?

Strayer’s president on ‘skin in the game’ and an incentive program that’s working

Client Paul Chirico of Los Angeles works with tax preparer Erika Arbulante to see how the Affordable Care Act, ACA, will impact his tax returns at H&R Block on January 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Apprenticeships could provide a path to the middle class for millions of workers, new study says

The workforce programs could spread to more than 70 well-paid occupations

Betsy DeVos appears before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for her a January confirmation hearing.

Gouged by for-profit schools, students could soon be out of luck

Education Secretary DeVos criticized over lack of protections, loan forgiveness

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