House Panels Start Writing $3.5 Trillion Social Policy and Climate Bill

Five committees will start drafting the components of Democrats’ far-reaching legislation in an arduous process that could take several days.

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New Report Measures ‘Return on Investment’ of Various College Degrees

A new report measures the “return on investment” offered by various higher education programs.

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Community College Should Be More Than Just Free

For Biden’s community college plan to work, students are going to need a holistic system of support, not just free tuition.

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529 Plans for College: Shop Around and Save Fees

There was big growth in account balances during the pandemic, but some states are offering promotions to attract even more savers.

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To Fix College Affordability, Biden Should Embrace the Sanders-Jayapal Plan

Reviving higher education in America requires a holistic solution that ends student debt and restores dignity to educators.

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Bloomberg Gives $150 Million to Help Universities Diversify STEM Doctorates

The initiative, which will benefit Johns Hopkins and six other institutions, will be named in honor of Vivien Thomas, best known for his work treating “blue baby syndrome.”

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Biden Directs Education Funding to Community Colleges, a Key Lifeline

President Biden’s proposal calls for community college to be free for all Americans, which may relieve some of the burdens saddling low-income and working-class college students.

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Bonus: Is Kara Swisher a Chump?

She and Ron Lieber discuss whether anyone is — or should be — paying full price for college education.

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An Invisible Cost of College: Parental Guilt

Is it any wonder that plenty of people are tempted to borrow a whole lot of money to send their kids to college?

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College Costs Are Less Terrifying Than You Think

You probably won’t pay the sticker price, and you can start saving now.

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How to Pay for College (and Not Lose Your Shirt)

“The Price You Pay for College,” by Ron Lieber, is a comprehensive guide to navigating an often treacherous process.

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Financial Aid: Grades, Merit and Talking to Kids About Paying for College

Most colleges and universities now use a “merit” aid strategy to solicit teenagers. Your eighth grader probably ought to know how it works.

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How the Pandemic Is Imperiling a Working-Class College

The coronavirus has hurt Indiana University of Pennsylvania, but its financial problems were planted years ago.

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When Can We Stop Thinking About Trump Every Minute?

The future looks quite different with the president in the rearview mirror.

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What About Tackling the Causes of Student Debt?

Pros and cons of loan forgiveness aside, there’s a more fundamental problem.

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What a $300,000 College Might Cost a $200,000 Family

More need-based financial aid is available for the affluent than you might expect.

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As Colleges Move Classes Online, Families Rebel Against the Cost

Schools face rising demands for tuition rebates, increased aid and leaves of absence as students ask if college is becoming “glorified Skype.”

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Deepen Their Cooperation

Allies of the onetime presidential rivals revealed expansive joint policy recommendations, in a sign of tentative collaboration between the Democratic Party’s wings.

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Colleges Plan to Reopen Campuses, but for Just Some Students at a Time

To provide some semblance of the campus experience during a pandemic, colleges say large chunks of the student body will have to stay away and study remotely for all or part of the year.

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College Is Worth It, but Campus Isn’t

Bringing millions of students back to campus would create enormous risks for society but comparatively little educational benefit, an economist says.

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How the Coronavirus Crisis Makes the Best Case Yet for Free College Tuition

College was already a financial house of cards. Then coronavirus hit.

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To Accelerate an Economic Recovery, We Need Tuition-Free College for Adults

Much as the G.I. Bill served to power the postwar American economy, a federal guarantee of education for workers could accelerate an economic recovery now.

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Colleges Won’t Refund Tuition. Autumn May Force a Reckoning.

Educators at schools from Brown to Northern Arizona know the experience is lacking. So why won’t they give some money back?

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College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are.

When they were all in the same dorms and eating the same dining hall food, the disparities in students’ backgrounds weren’t as clear as they are over video chat.

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