• About 22,000 students are now attending a State University of New York or City University of New York campus without paying tuition because they are receiving the new Excelsior Scholarship, the state announced this weekend. More than 6,...

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  • A Senate budget resolution released by Republican leaders Friday left out reconciliation language from an earlier House budget blueprint that mandated billions in cuts for education programs. The House budget resolution releas...

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  • The IRS and the Department of Education on Sunday restored the data retrieval tool that allows students to automatically import their family income data into their applications for federal student aid. The IRS abruptly suspended&nb...

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  • Return of the College Scorecard

    Posted on September 29 2017

    An Obama administration initiative that provided consumer information on colleges and universities has survived for another year and into the Trump administration. The Department of Education published updated information on the Co...

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  • A new federal report projects that enrollment in American postsecondary institutions will climb 15 percent from 2014 to 2025, with larger proportional increases among adult than traditional-age students, women than men, graduat...

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  • Democratic lawmakers are "extremely disappointed" in Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s decision to rescind Obama-era guidance on campus sexual-assault policy, says a letter to her from 32 Senate Democr...

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  • A newly proposed bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would grant broad waivers to accreditors aimed at allowing them to bypass federal requirements in order to encourage innovation and to reduce "administrative burdens." ...

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  • Crunch Time for Perkins Loan Program

    Posted on September 28 2017

    As the expiration date for the Perkins Loan program approaches this week, it's unclear whether the program will survive to the next financial aid cycle -- despite bipartisan support for legislation in both chambers of Congress that w...

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  • An analysis from Third Way finds a high concentration of graduates who attended programs that failed the gainful-employment rule in just a handful of states. The Obama administration crafted the gainful-employment rule to hold...

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  • For the first time since 2013, the overall three-year cohort default rate on federal student loans has risen, if ever so slightly, the U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday. The percentage of borrowers ...

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