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Crackdown on 'Pay to Play' for 'Military-Friendly' Colleges

Posted on October 20 2017

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced a proposed settlement with a website whose "military-friendly" rankings of colleges and universities allegedly promoted instit...

College Leaders Urge 'Legislative Fix' for Dreamers

Posted on October 20 2017

Nearly 800 college and university presidents signed a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives calling on them to "pass a long-term legislative fix as soon a...

AACRAO Releases Best Practices Guide for Awarding Transfer and Prior Learning Credit

Posted on October 19 2017

On Wednesday, AACRAO released its Guide to Best Practices: Awarding Transfer and Prior Learning Credit. The document describes expectations and best practices for post-secondary institutions'&n...

Senate Panel Confirms Education Dept. Nominee

Posted on October 19 2017

The U.S. Senate's education committee on a party-line vote Wednesday advanced the nomination of Carlos Muñiz for general counsel at the Department of Education. During a hearing last mo...

New Data Highlight How Higher Education Is Failing Part-Time Students

Posted on October 19 2017

For the first time, the federal government has published data on the outcomes of students who begin their college career studying part-time. The data are clear: American higher education ...

AGs Sue DeVos Over Gainful-Employment Rule

Posted on October 18 2017

Attorneys general in 18 states have sued the U.S. Department of Education over the Trump administration's move to pause enforcement of the so-called gainful-employment rule, whic...

Second judge halts Trump's travel ban

Posted on October 18 2017

A second federal district judge has put a hold on President Trump’s latest travel ban. Judge Theodore Chuang, a federal district judge in Maryland, temporarily blocked the majority of the pr...

Default Crisis for Black Student Borrowers

Posted on October 17 2017

Two analyses of newly released federal data on student loans reveal serious default problems for African-American borrowers. Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Education’s National Ce...

Federal judge temporarily halts third Trump travel ban

Posted on October 17 2017

A federal district court in Hawaii has temporarily blocked the majority of President Trump’s travel ban from taking effect. Judge Derrick Watson said the third version of Trum...

Colleges Offer Help to Puerto Rican Students

Posted on October 16 2017

A number of colleges in the mainland United States are offering assistance to students in Puerto Rico, many of whom have had their homes and campuses devastated by hurricanes. Tulane Univ...