A counselor who insisted he apply for financial aid opened an unseen world of possibilities for the author as a young student.
Growing up in the Imperial Valley instilled a commitment that all high school students have equal access to courses leading to college.
Learn more about college savings accounts and state and local proposals to start them for low-income youth.
High school graduates are putting off going to college as students and families cope with the financial challenges of the pandemic, a new national study shows.
Research shows that the private and public economic benefit of free college tuition would outweigh the cost.
With the March 2 deadline approaching, teachers, counselors and others can help tip the balance on whether a student makes it to college.
Three other states already require aid applications. Proposed legislation to do that in California awaits action.
About 56 percent of California high school seniors applied for federal or state financial aid for college. The new dashboard aims to increase that number and allow schools to compare their statistics to other schools around California.