The pandemic is creating a new kind of community among deferred students

Dec 1, 2020
These students are fostering friendships and study groups without school.
A quiet MIT campus in July. The coronavirus pandemic is giving many students a reason to defer their school admissions.
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College enrollment overall has dipped, but it's down significantly at community colleges

Oct 16, 2020
That could be because many community college students need jobs to pay tuition.
College enrollment is down just 4% compared to last year, according to the National School Clearinghouse Research Center. But the drop-off is much steeper when it comes to first-year students and those at community colleges.
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Many lower-income students are abandoning higher education due to COVID-19

Sep 30, 2020
COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis is putting even more pressure on low-income and first-generation college students.
Around 100,000 fewer high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to attend college this year.
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How some colleges are trying to hold off another pandemic shutdown this fall

Sep 29, 2020
Testing, tracing, quarantine, masks, social distancing and student compliance are prerequisites for controlling COVID-19 on campus.
Students walk on campus at the University of South Carolina on Sept. 3. About 80% of private colleges' revenue comes from tuition and student fees — including dorms, dining and parking.
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Don't expect a tuition refund if your university moves classes online

Aug 19, 2020
Students may not be getting what they signed up for, but they're unlikely to get their money back.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill moved classes online after more than 100 students tested positive for COVID-19.
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Could reforming student loan debt provide a long-term U.S. economic boost?

Aug 10, 2020
U.S. policymakers may look to Europe for inspiration on reforming the higher education finance system.
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How pandemic-shuttered campuses can reopen

May 27, 2020
The Shanghai campus of New York University has resumed classes, but the environment and learning process are different.
A student at NYU's Shanghai campus sits alone in the library. Fewer seats are available, reflecting the school's effort to maintain social distancing.
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Which colleges say they'll reopen in the fall? And which ones are keeping classes online?

Location is a big factor. And closing down this semester cost universities billions.
Notre Dame University said it will be resuming in-person classes this fall.
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Chegg CEO: In the short term, COVID-19 will be "devastating" for higher ed

May 19, 2020
Dan Rosensweig, CEO of educational tech company Chegg, predicts COVID-19 will dramatically change higher education as we know it.
The campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is seen nearly empty as classes were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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