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"Families in San Francisco have passed an important milestone when it comes to saving for college, and officials hope it means big things for the city's youngest residents," CNNMoney reports.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

"Rachael Collyer graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University this month, but the celebration has been subdued as she contemplates how to repay $28,000 in student loans," The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

"A group of six Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday introduced legislation that would reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated college students," Inside Higher Ed reports.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

"As this year’s crop of college graduates don their caps and gowns and listen to inspiring commencement addresses before embarking on uncertain futures, they’ll also hear a lot about the consequences of the large debts most of them amassed attaining a degree," Nick Hillman, associate editor of the Journal of Student Financial Aid, writes in an opinion piece for The Conversation.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

"The Class of 2015 is glad the unemployment rate is lower, but young Americans still don't necessarily like their odds for employment," Main Street reports.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

"A Lynchburg woman has pleaded guilty to several federal fraud charges in a scheme to defraud a student loan program and insurance companies," The Associated Press reports.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

"America must break its 'addiction' to bachelor’s degrees and become better acquainted with the financial benefits of one- and two-year degrees and certificates, an education researcher argued at a recent panel discussion about what level of higher education it takes to break into the middle class," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

"Cuyahoga County's high-profile program that established a $100 college savings account for every kindergartner is expected to be dismantled at the end of the year," The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

"The big for-profit colleges were back in court in Washington again this morning, arguing to a federal judge that the Obama Administration did not have the power to subject them to even the most minimal standards of accountability for leaving their students with overwhelming debt," attorney David Halperin writes in The Huffington Post.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

Years after the recession, its impact on state funding is still affecting colleges and students, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

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“The Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA) is an association of professionals committed to the principle that no one should be denied access to higher education for financial reasons.”