Just-released data from US Citizenship and Immigration Services provides more information about the young people currently enrolled in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Professor Shaun Harper, executive director of the University of Southern California’s Race & Equity Center, served as the keynote speaker at NACAC’s 2017 National Conference in Boston.
Watch (or re-watch) the speech and read NACAC CEO Joyce Smith’s reflections on Harper’s message.
Students who earned their bachelor’s degree from an online for-profit college are less likely to find success in the job market, research shows.
Such applicants were 22 percent less likely than their counterparts from non-selective public institutions to receive a call back when applying for positions that required a business degree, according to a study published in 2016 by the American Economic Review.
Dating and obtaining a driver’s license have long been American rites of passage, but a new study suggests that today’s teens seem less interested in meeting those milestones than prior generations.
A study published this week in the journal Child Development showed a sharp decline over the past decade in the percentage of adolescents who date or drive. The share of teens who have tried alcohol or held a paying job has also decreased.
And while some of the data may suggest that teens are making healthier choices, the overall trend of delaying adulthood may speak to the increased pressures today’s kids face, according to a Washington Post article examining the new findings.
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One former college president is urging legislators to offer financial incentives to adult students who wish to return to school.
One in five Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 started college but have not finished, Sanford J. Ungar wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published last month.
NACAC’s newly updated Guide to International University Admission features country profiles and admission how-tos for 11 destinations that have proven popular among US students seeking full degrees outside their home country.
President Trump announced this week that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will end in six months.
Since 2012, DACA has provided deportation relief to undocumented youth who came to the country before the age of 16, as long as they met certain criteria.
NACAC was among several education organizations to speak out against Trump’s decision. In a statement released on Tuesday, the association said the move to eliminate DACA was a “regressive step that hurts many of America’s brightest, most vulnerable youth.”
As students kick their college search into high gear this fall, NACAC encourages you to share your wisdom via Twitter.
Contribute your top tips using #FinAid101 and follow the hashtag to see advice submitted by colleagues from across the country.
Good information can go a long way when helping students make the right college choice.
Financial Aid Basics: What Students & Families Need to Know provides an overview of how to estimate college costs and apply for aid.
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be available to FAFSA filers this fall, but the tax information it imports will remain masked — even to students and parents.
According to a recent Federal Student Aid memo, the change will enhance security and privacy. But many financial aid professionals are worried the tool’s new constraints will discourage families and students from using it to import their tax information when applying for federal aid.