November 17, 2016Editor's Note 11/23/16: The specific highlight comparing the median earnings of for-profit certificate program graduates to the yearly income of a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage was updated to more directly reflect the shares of graduates in the for-profit and public sectors.
September 14, 2016
Higher education decisions—such as whether to pursue a degree, which type, and at which institution— have lasting impacts on students and their futures.
March 29, 2016
The U.S. Education Department is taking steps to further implement President Obama's plan announced last fall to help more Americans pay for college.
The President's blueprint unveiled last September aims to make it easier to get federal student aid by streamlining the process of submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).
June 27, 2013
Today, the U.S. Department of Education updated its College Affordability and Transparency Lists as part of the Administration's ongoing effort to increase transparency around the cost of college. The updated lists highlight institutions with the highest tuition prices, highest net prices, and institutions whose costs are rising at the fastest rates.
February 13, 2013
Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, today the U.S. Department of Education released an interactive College Scorecard, which provides students and families the critical information they need to make smart decisions about where to enroll for higher education.