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White House Calls for More Cuts to Pell

Posted on March 29 2017

The Trump administration has called on the U.S. Congress to cut $3 billion from the U.S. Department of Education's budget as part of $18 billion in new proposed cuts to social program...

Incomplete Justice for Defrauded Corinthian College Students

Posted on March 29 2017

Former Corinthian College students who were seeking to have their private loans discharged after the giant for-profit higher education company collapsed have been denied their day in court. In Jul...

What some colleges are quietly doing to help undocumented students

Posted on March 29 2017

As on other campuses, students at the University of Utah have been calling for the school to declare itself a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, including those enrolled there. There have been...

Trump budget cuts could hit research universities hard, Moody's warns

Posted on March 29 2017

President Trump’s budget proposal to slash federal research funding and end financial support for the arts could hurt the bottom line of colleges and universities that rely on those gove...

Cutting College Prep

Posted on March 28 2017

The White House budget proposal released this month would make significant cuts to college-prep programs for low-income and first-generation students but promises to do so guided by evidence of whi...

Income-Based Repayment Reduced Defaults

Posted on March 28 2017

A new study links the drop in home prices during the Great Recession to the increase in student loan defaults over the same period. The study, released by the National Bureau of Economic Resea...

With IRS Data Tool Down, Lawmakers Ask Education Dept. to Help Students

Posted on March 27 2017

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate has asked the U.S. Department of Education to help families who may be affected by the outage of a popular o...

Long Road for Regulatory Rollbacks

Posted on March 27 2017

GOP lawmakers have been clear since November's election about plans to dismantle several Obama administration higher education regulations, including two major rules aimed at the for-profit col...

In First College Visit, DeVos Praises Career Prep and Community Colleges

Posted on March 24 2017

Betsy DeVos made her first official visit to an institution of higher education as education secretary on Friday, touring the jobs-training programs at Valencia College, a two-year college in Flori...

Virginia judge sides with Trump administration on new travel ban

Posted on March 24 2017

A Virginia federal judge ruled in favor of President Trump’s revised travel ban Friday, saying the president’s inflammatory comments about banning Muslims do not erase his broad nationa...