• Grand Canyon University, having been rebuffed once, will again attempt to become a nonprofit institution. Grand Canyon Education Inc., the parent company of the Christian for-profit university, was rejected by the Higher Learning Commis...

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  • A group of Senate Republicans are expected to meet with President Trump at the White House on Thursday as they try to get on the same page ahead of a looming fight over immigration. "We're supposed to meet at the Whit...

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  • Estimating the Endowment Tax's Future

    Posted on January 4 2018

    No one is sure exactly how many colleges and universities will have to shell out under a new excise tax in the revamped tax code, as key definitions and details have yet to be decided. But the number seems likely to rise in the future as...

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  • Career Education Colleges and Universities, a trade group for the for-profit college sector, this week called on the U.S. Congress to give colleges that are accredited by an agency the Obama administration terminated more time ...

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  • DACA tensions roil GOP

    Posted on January 3 2018

    A fix for DACA is one of the most urgent issues on the congressional agenda but the politics of the subject are complicated, especially for President Trump and his party. The Obama-era program — its full title is Deferre...

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  • Eluding the Endowment Tax

    Posted on January 3 2018

    Picture a mad scramble at wealthy private colleges and universities in the days after the Republican tax reform plan passed Congress, as officials scurried to find ways to dodge or minimize the new excise tax on their endowments. With t...

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  • The Department of Education will propose next week that borrowers be required to demonstrate their institution intended to mislead them before they can have their loans discharged. Student advocates say that would effectively mean no bo...

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  • At Wright State University in Ohio, the French horn and tuba professors are out. So is the accomplished swimming team. At Kansas State, Italian classes are going the way of the Roman Empire. And at the University of Central Missouri,&n...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday it has approved 12,900 applications for student loan forgiveness and denied 8,600 from former students of Corinthian Colleges, while implementing a plan to grant partial reli...

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  • Democrats pressing their leaders to take a stand in a year-end spending fight say they’re worried the party is going to cave and allow a stopgap measure to be approved even if it doesn’t help young immigrants who could face d...

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