• Nearly all allegations of fraud submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by students concern for-profit colleges, according to a new report from the Century Foundation. Data for the report, obtained through a Freedom of I...

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  • House Narrows Endowment Tax Proposal

    Posted on November 7 2017

    An amendment to House Republicans' tax overhaul plan approved Monday shrinks the number of colleges that would be affected by an excise tax on endowments. In tax reform legislation introduced last week, a 1.4 percent&...

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  • For years, lawmakers in Washington have made swelling university endowments a focus of the populist backlash against high tuition and the concentration of rich students in elite universities. Now they are harnessing that anger with a pr...

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  • E.U. Data-Protection Law Looms

    Posted on November 6 2017

    U.S. colleges and universities under the impression that new European data-protection laws won’t affect them have been urged to think again. Speaking at a session on the soon-to-be-enforced European Union General Data Protection R...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education will ask the appointed panel charged with overhauling an Obama-era rule to protect student borrowers to reconsider the extent to which colleges and universities should be liable for loan discharge claims ...

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  • Almost 85 percent of all graduating Tennessee high school students this year signed up for Tennessee Promise. The scholarship program provides two years tuition-free at state community or technical colleges, and the deadline f...

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  • Princeton University and Microsoft have joined together to file a lawsuit against President Trump’s rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A DACA-protected student at Princeton, Maria De La...

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  • epublicans in Congress released their proposed overhaul of the nation’s tax laws on Thursday, including several measures that would place new tax burdens on colleges and students — and, critics said, could undermine charitabl...

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  • In an interview with Politico, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, falsely suggested that the federal government had taken control of the student-loan market to help pay for the administration of the Affordable Care Act. The...

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  • Free Community College Picks Up Steam

    Posted on November 1 2017

    Free public high school for everyone didn’t happen overnight. It began gradually with communities and states changing expectations about high school until, eventually, every state offered it for free. Advocates of tuition-free col...

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