Stories tagged: "college"


WASHINGTON, D.C. - OCTOBER 31: Supporters pose for a group photo during a rally in support affirmative action policies outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2022. The Supreme Court is again examining whether universities may consider race when trying to build diverse student bodies, reviewing admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. (Eric Lee for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
US Supreme Court Bans Consideration of Race in College Admissions

The Court’s decision reverses decades of precedent. In 1978, the Court ruled that affirmative action was lawful, which it later upheld in 2003 and 2016.

Student debt relief advocates gather outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, ahead of arguments over President Joe Biden's student debt relief plan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The Supreme Court Is Hearing Arguments About Biden’s Student Loan Cancellation Plan on Tuesday. Here’s What You Need to Know

About 90% of the benefits from Biden's plan will go to families earning less than $75,000 according to the White House, but a group of Republican-led states have sued to block it.

US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (R) on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - Biden announced that most US university graduates still trying to pay off student loans will get $10,000 of relief to address a decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden’s New Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Help Millions of Working and Middle-Class Americans 

Under the new plan, borrowers who earn less than roughly $30,600 a year would owe $0 a month on their federal student loans, effectively pausing them. A borrower who’s in a family of four and makes less than roughly $62,400 would also see their payments paused.

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Arizona Resolution Could Allow Undocumented Students to Pay In-State Tuition

Undocumented students currently have to pay 150% of tuition at state universities. A proposed resolution could qualify them for in-state rates.

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Latino College Enrollment Was Surging. Then COVID-19 Happened.

A new study shows 5.4% of Latino undergraduate college students dropped out because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Latino students reconsider college plans amid pandemic
Rethinking Your College Plans? Against All Odds Latino Students Must Stay The Course.

Without money and fearful of COVID-19 infections, students are turning away from going to college at alarming rates, leading some institutions to close for good.

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Organization Helps Latina Mothers and Daughters Succeed

For decades, young Latinas struggle in higher numbers than their peers with depression and suicide, Con mi madre, an organization in Texas, uses the mother and daughter bond to help them succeed.