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Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in Wealthy Private Schools Than Those in Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 03.05.2017 | Education
Don Hill

(4th of 5 installments) Tax subsidies exist for private schools at least in part because the schools and their students' parents are deemed to serve ...

Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in Wealthy Private Schools Than Those in Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 03.02.2017 | Education
Don Hill

Many booarding schools have found it difficult to consistently maintain full enrollments. Mercersburg was founded as a boys' school in 1893; it added girls in 1969 to counter a shrinking male applicant pool.

Merit Or Need-Based Scholarships: How Donors Can Turn The Tide Towards More Equitable Financial Aid

The Sillerman Center | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
The Sillerman Center

Today, many qualified students with demonstrated financial need are receiving inadequate aid packages from colleges. The term "admit-deny" even exists for schools that intentionally offer insufficient aid to students with need, with the expectation that they will not enroll.

Penalizing The Poor

Dr. Antonio Pérez | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Dr. Antonio Pérez

The bottom line is that because of the changes in eligibility and the shortfalls for Pell Grants, millions of low-income students will never even apply to college, scared away by the cost -- with good reason.

Financial Aid Letters Often Leave Students Confused and Misinformed

propublica | Marian Wang | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of ProPublica.The financial aid award letters that colleges send to prospective students can be confusing: Many mix gr...