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A program helps low-income parents graduate at twice the rate of other community college students

Low-income parents in an Arkansas program are earning college degrees and certificates at twice the rate of other community college students, a new report shows. The program is remarkable for its low cost and impressive results with groups of students who have traditionally struggled, which could allow other states to adopt Arkansas’ model. The Arkansas …

A Breakdown of the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act | Title I & II

The bill passed out of committee on a party-line vote and may be considered by the full House early this year.

U.S. Department of Education Announces “Next Generation” FAFSA

The "Next Generation Financial Services Environment" will launch in 2018 and feature a mobile app for completing the FAFSA.

New Reports Reveal Insights Into Student Loan Borrowing, Repayment

Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), examines federal student loan borrowers and their repayment progress.

Forbes: College Promise Programs Could Help Hungry, Homeless Students Reach Their Potential

Two of ACCT's studies found that an average 13-14% of community college students were homeless, and about half were housing insecure. Worse, 29% of former foster youth—who are more likely to attend community colleges than four-year universities for a variety of reasons—were homeless.
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