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The Higher Education President

Posted on January 19 2017

Lyndon Johnson oversaw the creation of the federal student aid system. Bill Clinton’s administration invested heavily in college preparation and created a multibillion-dollar program of coll...

Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60

Posted on January 19 2017

Students at elite colleges are even richer than experts realized, according to a new study based on millions of anonymous tax filings and tuition records. At 38 colleges in America, incl...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sues Nation's Largest Student Loan Servicer

Posted on January 19 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient, the country’s largest servicer of federal and private student loans, for failing borrowers during every stage of repayment, the fede...

Betsy DeVos, Trump's education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job

Posted on January 18 2017

Democrats attacked Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s education nominee, calling her unfit for the job during a contentious confirmation hearing Tuesday evening, while Republicans de...

Two Tuition-Free Years

Posted on January 16 2017

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo plans today to propose that the state offer two tuition-free years for full-time students in public higher education. Students at the Community College of Rh...

In Shift, Education Dept. Will Automatically Forgive Student Loans Incurred at Defunct For-Profit

Posted on January 16 2017

With one week left before its leadership changes hands, the U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday that it would automatically grant loan-debt relief to former students at the A...

City College of San Francisco, Which Fought Accreditor, Wins Back Full Recognition

Posted on January 16 2017

City College of San Francisco, the community college that vigorously fought efforts by its accreditor to strip it of its accreditation, has been reaccredited for the full term of seven years, ...

Deportation force is 'not happening,' Paul Ryan tells undocumented family

Posted on January 13 2017

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan walked a delicate line on the issue of immigration — one considerably more delicate than President-elect Donald Trump’s — during a nationally telev...

More Transparency in Higher Education Will Help Improve Student Outcomes

Posted on January 13 2017

Every year, the U.S. Department of Education provides billions of dollars in Federal financial aid to help students enroll in college. Yet too many students—roughly two in five bachelor&rsquo...

Analysis: Borrowers Would Pay More in Trump Plan

Posted on January 13 2017

An analysis released by NerdWallet this week found that student loan borrowers would pay more each month under an income-driven repayment proposed by President-elect Donald Trump, compare...