Anne Dennon covers higher education trends, policy, and student issues for BestColleges. She has an MA in English literature and a background in research strategy and service journalism.
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Is Community College Free? Yes, in These States
States across the country have enacted free community college programs as part of a growing movement in recent years.
To Walk or Not to Walk: The Pros and Cons of Skipping Commencement
College graduation can be lengthy and dull — but it's still a big event for students and their families. Learn the pros and cons of skipping commencement.
How Rejection Impacts Students’ Mental Health (Plus 4 Tips on How to Cope)
Rejection can come from many sources, including friends, partners, and even colleges themselves. How students bounce back can influence later success.
How to Talk About Mental Health: What to Say to Students Who May Be Struggling
Learn how the right words can empower peers, professors, friends, and family members to support college students living with mental health conditions.