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HBCUs are building a new prison-to-college pipeline

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Historically black colleges and universities are developing new pathways for formerly incarcerated people to earn a degree and transition


The U.S. government underestimated the cost of the student loan program by billions

Friday, July 29, 2022

The Education Department originally thought the student loan program would make money — instead, it's losing it. ​​That's according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.


Colleges navigate confusing legal landscapes as new abortion laws take effect

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

With abortion access changing in many states, college health centers are trying to understand their rights and responsibilities when counseling students who become pregnant.


The U.S. student population is more diverse, but schools are still highly segregated

Thursday, July 14, 2022

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds that public schools remain highly segregated along racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines. One reason: school district secession.


We asked 5 students: What inspired you to become a gun control activist?

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

NPR spoke with high school and college students who have been impacted by gun violence, and are now working to make sure others won't be.


Arizona offers free college tuition to the state's Native students

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The University of Arizona joins schools in a number of other states in covering tuition and fees for tribal members, who have been less likely than other Americans to pursue higher education.


As Biden weighs loan forgiveness, Americans are more worried about college's cost

Friday, June 17, 2022

A new NPR/Ipsos poll looks at the public's feelings around federal student loan forgiveness, and what borrowers chose to do with their money when loan payments were put on hold.


Americans support student loan forgiveness, but would rather rein in college costs

Friday, June 17, 2022

A new NPR/Ipsos poll finds majority support for forgiving $10,000 in federal student loan debt, but even broader support for making college affordable for future students.


Student loan borrowers get a rare win as Senate approves a fix

Thursday, June 16, 2022

The measure would free some borrowers from debt incurred by spouses – sometimes abusive ones – and could lay a path toward loan forgiveness.


After years of public service, some still can't claim student loan forgiveness

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A short-lived program in the early 2000s allowed married couples to consolidate their student loans for a lower interest rate. Now, they're missing out on thousands in loan forgiveness.


After a lockdown, students found comfort in humor. But what are the jokes hiding?

Monday, May 16, 2022

This year's winner of our Student Podcast Challenge, junior, Teagan Nam, described how their friends and classmates turned to memes and social media as a coping method.


Senators call for probe into student loan program after NPR unearthed major problems

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Lawmakers are calling for an investigation two weeks after an NPR report found a student loan program designed to help low-income borrowers wasn't living up to its promise.


A Chinese student Americanized her name to fit in. It took more to feel she belonged

Monday, April 11, 2022

When Aria Young moved to the U.S., she adopted an Americanized name. Now, she's wondering how to hold on to the version of herself she left in China.


Even divorce might not free you from your ex's student loan debt

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

A short-lived program in the early 2000s allowed married couples to consolidate their student loans for a lower interest rate. Now, with no legal way to separate the loans, some want changes.


NPR's College Podcast Challenge is back: With a $5,000 prize!

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

What does college sound like? Send us your best podcasts and our judges will choose a winner from among 10 finalists


The superstar teachers of our Student Podcast Challenge

Sunday, October 24, 2021

To celebrate four years of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge, we highlight teachers whose students have shined.


Don't judge these teens by their tattoos

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Two Chicago-area high school podcasters say they've dreamed about tattoos since they were little. And they argue that people who have them shouldn't be judged by what's on the outside.


Teen Student Podcast Challenge Winners Talk Tattoos

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Chicago teens made a podcast discussing the pros and cons of getting tattoos. We check back in on them after they were named finalists in NPR's 2021 Student Podcast Challenge.


These Students Grew Up Around Gun Violence. They Decided It Was Time To Talk About It.

Thursday, September 02, 2021

D.C. has long struggled with one of the highest rates of gun violence in the country. Three local students talked to their community about losing their loved ones and living with the grief.


Students Are Going Back To School Without Clarity On COVID-19 Protections

Saturday, August 21, 2021

As the delta variant surges, some states are mandating masks in schools, some leave it up to districts, and in states that ban mask wearing in schools, a few districts are ignoring that rule.