Higher education affordability

Chestnut Hill College director of student success Kim Cooney meets with senior Erin Crowley. Cooney changed her major at the end of her junior year in college, adding an extra semester to the time it took to graduate. Now she tries to help others make the right decisions sooner.

Switching majors is adding time and tuition to the already high cost of college

Despite the spiraling cost of the investment, some students commit to it without a plan

Western Michigan sophomore Kayla Mayes has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. The Seita Scholars Program gives her academic, financial and emotional support.

From foster care to college

Western Michigan University is one of several colleges that have started programs to help foster youth earn degrees

OPINION: Universities around the world must do more to help refugees

How one European business school is working to meet the global challenge

Aimee Chartier served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an intelligence analyst, and is now a sophomore at Brown University, studying political science.

At top colleges that train America’s elite, veterans are an almost invisible minority

Of 1 million GI Bill recipients now in college, the most elite schools enroll well under 1 percent

A statue of George Mason on George Mason University's Fairfax campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The university offers digital badges rather than degrees or certificates for the completion of some courses.

As students flock to credentials other than degrees, quality-control concerns grow

Policymakers try to bring consistency to what “microcredentials” actually mean

Clarissa Santana is a mother of three who is frustrated when she returns to college at the University of Akron and learns her credits from a for-profit school don’t transfer. She tells her story in the new documentary “Unlikely.”

Two new documentaries showcase a long and winding road to college

‘Personal Statement,’ and ‘Unlikely’ hit the film festival circuits with stories of real-life obstacles and struggles

How the Georgia governor’s race could influence college access there

Report finds Georgia’s public system has two tiers, limiting access for lower-income students

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Students in a nursing class at Missoula College in Montana. Data show that nursing is among the highest-demand professions in the state.

One state uses data about job needs to help decide what colleges should teach

A seemingly obvious way to connect supply with demand, the approach remains rare

STUDENT VOICE: Homeless in fifth grade, now a college sophomore

‘I was told my entire life to aim a little bit lower. I needed to show that we are all capable of more’

Not many of South Carolina’s African-American high school grads attend its flagship campus

A video report with University of South Carolina students and the college president

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