The Growing Gap: Public Higher Education's Declining Affordability for Pell Grant Recipients
May 14, 2020
By 2017-18, just 25% of four-year public institutions were affordable for the average Pell Grant recipient nationally, and the average affordability gap was $2,406. In the same year, 45% of two-year public institutions were affordable, and the average affordability gap was $640.
NCAN Calls on Congress, ED for Further Support During COVID-19 Response
May 7, 2020
As Congress recognized with the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, prospective and current college students are facing unique challenges during this time of national crisis. But the work
is not done to ensure that our nation’s higher education students are able to have their basic needs filled while continuing to pursue their studies.
New Data: Nearly 250,000 Fewer Low-Income FAFSA Renewals This Cycle Nationally
May 6, 2020
Nearly 250,000 fewer returning students from the lowest-income backgrounds have renewed their FAFSA for the 2020-21 cycle, and FAFSA renewals overall are down nearly 5% (more than 350,000 students) compared to last year. These findings come from NCAN’s analysis of Federal Student Aid data showing FAFSA completions from returning applicants between the start of this FAFSA cycle in October and mid-April of this year.