Elissa Nadworny

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Ohio State is raising millions to erase student loan debt for undergrads

Friday, November 19, 2021

Undergraduates at the school finish their degree with an average of $27,000 in student loan debt. A new program could make that number zero.


Trimming their social agenda, Democrats cut the proposal of free community college

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

A federal tuition-free college program was cut from Biden's social agenda — but a patchwork of state and local programs persists. And at the lower level, it's a far more bipartisan policy.


Students are still struggling to get internet. The infrastructure bill could help

Monday, November 15, 2021

President Biden's infrastructure bill includes $65 billion for improving broadband. That money could make a big difference for rural college students, who are especially disconnected.


College enrollment plummeted during the pandemic. This fall, it's even worse

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The pandemic has seen far fewer students go to college — that trend continued this fall, according to preliminary data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.


White House drops free community college from its spending bill

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Biden administration's program to make community college tuition-free will not become a reality in this round of the president's spending priorities, leaving progressive groups disappointed.


Why 2021's college sophomores are the new freshman

Monday, October 11, 2021

With so many colleges going virtual last year, many sophomores are on campus for the first time. But it's different — a lot still feel like freshman. Colleges set up programs to get them caught up.


You don't need a bachelor's degree to land a high-paying job

Thursday, October 07, 2021

On average, a worker with a bachelor's degree will earn more than a worker who doesn't have one. But new research shows there are a lot of exceptions.


FAFSA applications are open, with some big changes

Friday, October 01, 2021

FAFSA applications have been down during the pandemic, and there have been some recent changes to the form. This year's applications open Oct. 1.


Jill Biden Discusses Her Husband's Plan For Free Community College

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Jill Biden visited a community college in Michigan to talk about the Biden administration's plan for free community college.


Full FDA Approval Triggers More Universities To Require The COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Many schools have jumped at the chance to join the hundreds of colleges that have some sort of vaccine mandate, hoping to keep students safe, campuses filled and legal concerns at bay.


Full FDA Approval Triggers More Universities To Require The COVID-19 Vaccine

Monday, August 30, 2021

The FDA's decision to fully approve Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has opened the door for a growing number of colleges and universities to mandate the vaccine for their communities this academic year.


College Move-In Was Supposed To Mark A Return To Normal. Then Came The Delta Variant

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

College students are heading back to campus this month — and with the delta variant spreading, many aren't sure what to expect from this school year.


Students Are Moving Onto Campus — Can Colleges Pull It Off Without A COVID Disaster?

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Students across the country are headed back to campus for fall classes. With the delta variant raging, there are questions around how colleges can pull this semester off.


Colleges Are Going Big To Incentivize Student Vaccinations

Friday, August 13, 2021

U.S. colleges are counting on high COVID-19 vaccination rates to keep their campuses safe this fall. Many are pulling out flashy rewards to encourage students and faculty to get their shots.


Lawsuit Challenges Indiana University's Mandate Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination

Monday, June 28, 2021

Indiana University is among the more that 500 colleges in the U.S. requiring that students receive the COVID-19 vaccine for fall semester. But a new lawsuit is challenging the university's mandate.


Spring Numbers Show 'Dramatic' Drop In College Enrollment

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Undergraduate college enrollment fell again this spring, down nearly 5% from a year ago. "It's really the end of a truly frightening year for higher education," one researcher says.


Colorado Becomes 1st State To Ban Legacy College Admissions

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Colorado has become the first state to do away with legacy admissions in public colleges. The governor also ended a requirement that public colleges consider SAT or ACT scores for freshmen.


'Dear Son': How A Mom's Letter Inspired A Graduation Speech — From Prison

Thursday, May 27, 2021

A student who has been incarcerated for more than 10 years delivers a graduation speech about forgiveness, perseverance and making the most of a future he sees as rich with potential.


Student Makes The Most Of Time Behind Bars, Finishes College With Honors

Monday, May 24, 2021

At Pitzer College's graduation, a student spoke about forgiveness, perseverance and seizing future potential. He drew from his experience of being incarcerated for more than 10 years.


Lewis' Memoir Describes Being A Teen Mom In College While Raising A Daughter

Thursday, May 13, 2021

In the new book Pregnant Girl, Nicole Lewis shares her experience as a Black teenage mother and college student fighting for opportunities for herself and her child.