• The Trump administration is engaged in an ongoing investigation into admissions practices at Harvard University, BuzzFeed News has learned. The US Department of Justice suggested the investigation’s active status in a letter,...

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  • New federal data show that college students are taking out more student loan debt and also taking longer to pay it off. The report from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, released ...

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  • Ongoing Barriers to College Aid

    Posted on October 4 2017

    Two tweaks to the federal student aid application process -- an earlier start date and use of family income data from the previous year -- appear to have boosted completion rates of applications for federal student aid. A years-long decl...

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  • US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into the Education Department with a bold vision: that parents should be able to send their kids to school wherever they wanted, by way of government-funded vouchers. Nine months later, she&rsq...

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  • 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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