• Reversal on Graduate Lending

    Posted on December 11 2017

    The GOP’s proposed update to the law governing higher education would force a U-turn for long-standing federal policies on graduate student lending. Students who pursue graduate degrees have been allowed to take out an unlimited a...

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  • California Fires Close Colleges

    Posted on December 11 2017

    Colleges across Southern California are suspending or canceling classes -- and, in some case, final exams -- as wildfires continue to ravage the region and disrupt daily life for affected residents. In addition to keeping their campuses ...

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  • Congress passed a short-term spending deal Thursday, sending to President Trump a bill to avert a partial government shutdown and setting up a heated budget fight later this month. Trump has indicated that he will sign the deal, prevent...

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  • Some Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing to discard a provision in their recently passed tax-reform bill that would effectively tax as income the tuition waivers received by graduate students. Thirty-one lawmake...

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  • ollege leaders are bracing for major changes to the nation’s tax code that could weaken their financial footing by undermining charitable giving and placing new tax burdens on institutions with valuable endowments. College leaders...

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  • Education groups scrambled Friday to dissect a massive bill from Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the federal law that governs higher education, with proposals that have serious implications for h...

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  • The proposed update to the Higher Education Act introduced in the House Friday would allow colleges to refrain from investigating sexual assault allegations while a criminal inquiry is under way if police or prosecutors request such a de...

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  • GOP Begins Rewrite of Federal Aid Law

    Posted on November 30 2017

    The education committee of the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives is set to release an opening salvo in Congress’s long-overdue reauthorization the Higher Education Act, the law that oversees federal financial aid program...

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  • How the Tax Bills Would Hit Higher Ed

    Posted on November 30 2017

    As Republican leaders in the Senate lobbied to secure the votes needed for a drastic overhaul of the U.S. tax system, higher education leaders and student groups have continued to keep the spotlight on provisions in b...

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  • California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Ashford University, a for-profit chain, and parent company Bridgepoint Education, accusing it of engaging in unlawful marketing...

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