The IRS announced this week at the 2013 Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference that beginning with 2014 tax filing season, parents and students will be able to download and print a PDF version of their IRS Tax Return Transcript. Currently, tax filers who either are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when completing the FAFSA on the Web, o […]
Senator Murray (D-WA) at the end of November officially introduced the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act. The provisions in the bill are similar to recommendations put forward by the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAECHY). The proposed legislation is intended to help homeless and fos […]
"President Obama has once again invited a group of college leaders to a meeting at the White House. But to participate in the confab next week attendees must make a new commitment aimed at helping lower-income students – and they have to submit those goals in writing," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"[T]here are multiple points during the life of a disadvantaged child when a timely intervention can help hugely," the National Journal reports. "Students who apply for aid are half again as likely to enroll in college and nearly 75 percent more likely to finish their freshman year, according to an analysis in 2011 by the National Association […]