• Inequitable Access to Loans

    Posted on July 16 2014

    Community colleges across the country that don't offer access to federal student loans are imperiling nearly one million students who may turn to riskier forms of credit to fund their education, according to a report releas...

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  • As usual, the U.S. Department of Education is a bit behind when it comes to data. Published tuition and fees increased by about 4 percent at public and private nonprofit four-year colleges and by nearly 5 percent at public two-year coll...

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  • The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Monday issued a slightly revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for participation in its Voluntary Education Programs. The new agreement (MOU-Change 3) includes the addition of a paragraph heade...

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  • The House Education and the Workforce Committee today is expected to mark up a trio of higher education bills as part of a broader effort to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The three bills target different areas of higher educatio...

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  • On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) released the findings from her national survey of how colleges and universities handle sexual violence, reports Bloomberg News. Thirty-one percent of colleges do not provide training to...

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  • An update to this year's federal student aid application is causing a major problem for students filing online forms, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. For the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the ...

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  • Each year a larger share of new graduates leave four-year colleges with student-loan debt, and the average balance of those who borrowed is higher, too. Student-loan default rates are on the rise. With those trends in motion, questions o...

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  • The New Hampshire Higher Education Commission voted unanimously on Monday to allow the degree-granting authority of a troubled for-profit Italian institution to expire at the end of the day. St. John International University had long bee...

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  • Two years ago, in the wake of an alarming report from its inspector general on fraud in federal student-aid programs, the U.S. Education Department announced that it would write new rules to protect taxpayer dollars from abuse. But when...

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  • The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that will overhaul federal job training programs and funding for vocational education. Lawmakers passed the measure, which reauthorizes the Workforce Investment ...

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