Effective Strategies for Campus Diversity

From Race, Class, and College Access, a new ACE report that examines how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions are influencing contemporary admissions practices at selective colleges and universities. 

#SaveStudentAid: The Power of SEOG

Congress is proposing eliminating 200,000 students from receiving federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, which provide funds for undergraduate study to students with exceptional financial need.

#SaveStudentAid: The Importance of Federal Work Study

Since 1964, the Federal Work-Study Program has helped 30 million students who need some financial assistance make it through graduation.

What Do Pell Grants Cover at a Public 4-Year Institution?

From “The Status of Federal Student Aid Programs,” a new ACE paper that reviews the current state of Pell Grants, student borrowing and student support programs:

Academic Preparation of First-Generation Students

A new report out this week from ACT and the Council for Opportunity in Education found the majority of first-generation students who take the ACT plan to attend college. However, only half of these students are academically prepared to succeed.

New From Pew: Higher Education Funding Moves From States to Washington

A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts shows the extent to which the federal government has picked up the slack in declining state funding for higher education. Driven by increases in the Pell Grant program, higher education spending from federal sources increased by 32 percent from 2000-12, while state spending dropped by 37 percent.

Higher Ed Funding Remains at Pre-Recession Levels

North Dakota, Wyoming and Alaska are the only outliers on this list of states where funding for higher education remains below pre-recession levels. The chart is from Michael Mitchell’s testimony June 3 at the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on college affordability.

Where Are Native Youth Attending College?

From a new ACE infographic on American Indians and Alaska Natives in Undergraduate Education, an overview of where these students are enrolled.

Redesigning State Aid for Today’s Student

A new report from the Education Commission of the States maintains that state grant programs should better meet the needs of modern students, who increasingly are taking a range of different paths to higher education.