It is not easy to get a college degree as a working, single mom – and it can be close to impossible if you are undocumented. One immigrant mom in Arizona was able to put her family on a path to college once they got legal status.
Magali Torres, who lives in Florida and is originally from Mexico, is closely watching whether Congress and the White House can agree on a path that will allow her to continue to work legally in the US and worry less about deportation.
There are an estimated 10,000 students from Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea attending American colleges and universities. Many US campuses have put Ebola health screening measures in place to make sure students aren't infected.
Are foreign students snatching up spots in college from American kids? Not according to a new report, which says foreign students are only 4 percent of the college student population, but contribute $27 billion to the economy — and valuable cultural knowledge for American students.
Admission and rejection letters are in. Now, high school seniors are trying to decide which colleges they'll choose, and where they'll put down their deposits by the looming May 1 deadline. One factor that weighs heavily on parents' and students' minds: how elite a school is.
At its peak, Corinthian College had 72,000 students. But now only 15,000 will qualify debt forgiveness as the now-defunct school faces a federal investigation into whether it misled students about graduation and employment rates. For the graduates, there is no debate.
Every semester, hundreds of thousands of college papers and essays are graded and then quickly relegated to the dustbin of history. Carleton University's Jim Davies explains how all of that student effort could be put to better use.
There's a lot of focus in this country on making community college more affordable. But living expenses — including transportation, rent and food — are still the biggest barrier between students and graduation.