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Negotiations and proposals for an economic stimulus package are being mulled over by lawmakers, ones that will ultimately affect school and education funding. Currently, student-loan borrowers are able enter forbearance on their student loans for 60 days without accruing interest. The U.S. Department of Education will also suspend student loan payments by borrowers who are over 31 days delinquent. The White House has already announced that it will waive the interest on federal student loan payments. Here are some of the recent developments in proposed relief for students, colleges and universities as part of the COVID-19 stimulus plan:

Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Higher Ed Edition

March 24, 2020 11:51 AM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Negotiations and proposals for an economic stimulus package are being mulled over by lawmakers, ones that will ultimately affect school and education funding. Currently, student-loan borrowers are
The U.S. Department of Education's StudentAid.gov website debuted a variety of new tools, including a personalized loan simulator, new alert and notification system, and aid summary tool. These enhancements are some of the first of several upgrades to the website that will roll out in 2020, delivering on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' promise to modernize and personalize the customer experience with federal student aid, according to the news release. Here are the latest tools released and what they mean:

StudentAid.gov Debuts New Online Tools

February 25, 2020 10:59 AM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
The U.S. Department of Education's StudentAid.gov website debuted a variety of new tools, including a personalized loan simulator, new alert and notification system, and aid summary tool. These
True love - at least for college-bound high school seniors and current college students - comes in the form of free college financial aid, especially during the month of February. This February is Financial Aid Awareness Month 2020, and Scholarships.com celebrates it with the rest of the higher education community by helping students and families navigate the college financial aid process and educating them about access to federal, state, and institutional college financial aid.

To help students strengthen their financial aid literacy, higher education institutions and organizations host webinars, field questions on social media and host weekly topics that allow parents and students to ask questions about college scholarships, college grants, FAFSA, student loans, and other ways to pay for college. During this upcoming Financial Aid Awareness Month, Scholarships.com will do what it has always done best. We'll be offering the best college scholarship opportunities and college scholarship information out there. As we see it, high school scholarships and college scholarships are the best types of college financial aid because they do not need to be repaid. To help kick off Financial Aid Awareness Month, Scholarships.com put together a list of high school and college student financial aid resources that you'll love.

Financial Aid Awareness Month - February 2020 Edition

January 30, 2020 10:42 AM
by Scholarships.com Staff
True love - at least for college-bound high school seniors and current college students - comes in the form of free college financial aid, especially during the month of February. This February is

    'Tis the season for Scholarships.com to give the gift that high school and college students really want: free college scholarships. With winter/Christmas break here, students like you can dedicate more time in applying for and winning money for college. Jingle your way out of college student debt this holiday season by filling up your stockings with the scholarship money you earn by applying for awards like these*:

Holiday Scholarships 2019

December 16, 2019 11:55 AM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
'Tis the season for Scholarships.com to give the gift that high school and college students really want: free college scholarships. With winter/Christmas break here, students like you can
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A new PBS documentary exhibiting prison education, titled College Behind Bars is set to air on November 25 and 26. The four-part series documents the journeys of dozens of incarcerated men and women as they pursue college degrees in the Bard Prison Initiative - deemed one of the most rigorous prison education programs in the United States, according to Inside Higher Ed.

PBS Airs Documentary About Higher Ed in Prison

September 18, 2019 11:53 AM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Photo credit: Jared Ames A new PBS documentary exhibiting prison education, titled "College Behind Bars" is set to air on November 25 and 26. The four-part series documents the journeys of dozens
Dozens of suburban Chicago families have been using a legal loophole to help their children get need-based college financial aid and scholarships. By their parents' forfeiting legal guardianship, students are able to declare financial independence so they qualify for federal, state and university financial aid.

Parents Giving Up Guardianship for College Cash?

July 30, 2019 9:24 AM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Dozens of suburban Chicago families have been using a legal loophole to help their children get need-based college financial aid and scholarships. By their parents' forfeiting legal guardianship,
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing college student loan debt for millions of Americans; over 42 million individuals.

Warren Pitches Loan Forgiveness, Free College Education

April 23, 2019 3:17 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing college student loan debt for millions of Americans; over 42 million individuals. According to
Yale is the first university to rescind the acceptance of a student over the national college admissions cheating scandal that implicated 50 people, including celebrities, college administrators and coaches. The FBI investigation, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, discovered that parents paid anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million for guaranteed admission into elite colleges and universities.

Yale Rescinds Acceptance Amid Admissions Bribery Scandal

March 26, 2019 3:33 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Yale is the first university to rescind the acceptance of a student over the national college admissions cheating scandal that implicated 50 people, including celebrities, college administrators and
Across the nation, nearly 20 states offer statewide free college programs in an effort to increase the number of students attending college. The hope is that five years from now, we would expect that a majority of the states in the country would have free college tuition, and that would be a tipping point. States including Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon and Rhode Island have already rolled out statewide free community-college programs, and more are expected to follow.

College "Free for All" in Almost 20 States!

January 8, 2019 4:15 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Across the nation, nearly 20 states offer statewide free college programs in an effort to increase the number of students attending college. The hope is that "five years from now, we would expect
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