• Last week, President Trump released his budget which proposes $54 billion in cuts in discretionary spending across the federal government. More specifically, the budget proposal calls for a reduction to the Department of E...

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  • Turning Down Top Choices

    Posted on March 23 2017

    Every year, prospective students receive offers to attend their college or university of choice. And every year, some of them turn down those offers. Common wisdom holds that cost is a major factor in those students’ decisions. An...

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  • The Trump Administration last week released a budget request to Congress that was light on detail and heavy on cuts to student aid. But while most of the concern over student aid affordability focused on the cuts to campus-base...

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  • Do Pell Grants Discourage Marriage?

    Posted on March 23 2017

    Toward the end of a nearly three-hour hearing on improving the federal student aid system Wednesday, Representative Glenn Grothman identified an issue with Pell Grants that doesn't get much attention. "Anecdotal evidence" i...

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  • More than 560 college and university presidents have signed a letter urging President Trump to keep in place protections for "Dreamers," a term for immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children --...

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is asking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to explain the hiring of two officials with ties to the for-profit-college industry, questioning their roles and potential conflicts of interest. Warren, a m...

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  • The Trump budget proposal released last week promised to maintain institutional support for historically black colleges. But it does so while dealing a blow to grant-based and work-study programs on which black colleges and their student...

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  • The Unbundling University

    Posted on March 21 2017

    The University of Maryland University College is tearing itself apart -- on purpose. The university, which gets nearly all of its funding from tuition revenue, has long relied on enrolling large numbers of students associated with the m...

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  • As chief compliance officer for a corporate owner of for-profit colleges, Robert S. Eitel spent the past 18 months as a top lawyer for a company facing multiple government investigations, including one that ended with a settlement o...

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  • Canada's Moment

    Posted on March 20 2017

    Leigh-Ellen Keating, who directs international services for Brock University, in Ontario, just attended a student recruiting fair in Mexico. “The table was flooded with people, which is not historically what I have seen with the Me...

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