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Boost for Community Colleges Means 1-Year Bust for Universities

New analysis of Oregon Promise tuition-free scholarship program found that it increased community college enrollment but decreased enrollment at four-year institutions in the first year, and that fewer first-generation and low-income students benefited financially than expected.

Low-income college students are being taxed like trust-fund babies

A little-noticed provision in President Trump’s sprawling new tax law is treating middle- and low-income college students as if they are trust-fund babies, taxing sizable financial aid packages at a rate first established 33 years ago to prevent wealthy parents from funneling money to their children to lower their tax burdens.

What’s the (right) word on climate change?

I’m a word guy, if you hadn’t noticed. I love learning new words, turning old ones inside-out to use them in new ways — and, of course, engaging in wordplay, from puns to double entendres to other forms of linguistic gymnastics.

More colleges are adopting pet-friendly policies

“I grew up as an only child in a very pet-friendly household. We’ve never not had a dog in the house,” says 20-year-old Colin Hilliard, a junior at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. “College was the first time that I’d been away from home … so it was extremely challenging for me to adjust.”