NCAN Report: Shrinking Options, Growing Affordability Gaps for Low-Income Students Nationwide
Students from low-income backgrounds are increasingly being shut out of two- and four-year public institutions, new NCAN research shows. In 2016-17, just 48% of community colleges in our sample were affordable for the average Pell Grant recipient, and only 27% of four-year public institutions were affordable.
Get to Know the Top 10 Pieces of College Access and Success Research
Aug. 16, 2019
It is easy to get buried under the relentless advance of academia and policy research wanting to convince you to pay attention to this, then this, then this, and then, finally, that. But within any field some research stands out and withstands the test of time, and the college access and success space is no different.
Illinois Becomes Third State to Require FAFSA Completion for High School Graduation
August 12, 2019
When Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed H.B. 2719 into effect on Aug. 2, he made Illinois the third state to require FAFSA completion for high school graduation. The Land of Lincoln joins Louisiana, which implemented the policy during the 2017-18 academic year, and Texas, which will implement its policy with the 2021-22 academic year. The Illinois policy goes into effect during the 2020-21 academic year.