Advocates for college access acknowledge the importance of weeding out fraud but worry about the cost of adding new hurdles to getting aid.
This could affect the day-to-day operations of the state’s eight public universities, which the board is tasked with overseeing.
In a bid to get students back, several colleges are paying for their summer classes with federal stimulus money.
This fall, a typical family will spend 18% of their annual income to afford the average tuition at Mississippi’s public universities.
The state’s college faculty and staff are among the lowest-paid in the South. The 1% pay raise the state budget funds is insulting, some say.
Five Mississippi residents talk about what daily life is like for trans students in the state and how the new law affects them.
Advice on documents to have on-hand and how to avoid common mistakes when applying for federal financial aid.
College students and faculty reflect on what it’s been like to attend school and teach classes in a pandemic, which first disrupted their academic and personal lives almost a year ago.
Compared with last year, 18 percent fewer students had filled out the FAFSA. The decline is worse in schools with higher populations of working-class students and students of color.
“We’re excluding the highest need students,” says the director of a statewide nonprofit group.