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Last summer, the United States Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action, deciding the University of Texas at Austin can consider race among many other factors in admissions. Meanwhile, a small, private college in Poughkeepsie, New York has found another way to enroll and graduate more high-performing, low-income minority students.

Rhode Island is offering free community college to some qualified students. On Thursday, lawmakers approved a new state budget that makes community college tuition-free for recent high school graduates who enroll full-time, maintain at least a 2.5 grade-point average and stay in Rhode Island for two years after graduation.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a meeting on Capitol Hill. (Getty Images/Mark Wilson)

The Trump administration wants to investigate discrimination against Asian-American college applicants. The Justice Department is reopening an investigation into a complaint that was filed against Harvard accusing the Ivy League school of racial discrimination in its admissions practices.

Reaction to a report that the Trump administration plans to pursue complaints that college admissions discriminate against whites ranges from shock to delight.

A new study released Tuesday finds community college students are much more likely to go hungry than other college students.

The U.S. Education Department on Friday said no new claims have been approved since Inauguration Day for thousands of former for-profit college students hoping to get their student loans forgiven, including more than a thousand people here in Massachusetts.

Summer melt. That's what college counselors call it when high school students make a tuition deposit at the end of their senior year, but don't start their freshman year in college. It's a major problem in the U.S., especially for low-income, first generation college students. Now, a Boston-based nonprofit is taking a tech-savvy approach to combat summer melt.

President Donald Trump’s unexpected tweet this week about banning transgender people from serving in the military has left private military colleges are scrambling to understand what this new policy would mean.

Sports programs have traditionally served as a way to get more low-income students on the path to college. But many students are being priced out of those opportunities early on.

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo continues to push her ambitious plan to make community college tuition-free, even after state lawmakers scaled it back.

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