• In documents released this week ahead of a negotiated rule-making session on the gainful-employment rule, the Department of Education signaled potential limits to the Obama-era regulation that went into effect last year. The gainful-emp...

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  • FAFSA Goes Mobile

    Posted on November 29 2017

    Nationally, just three out of five high school seniors complete an application for federal student aid. And completion rates are lowest among low-income students, meaning those students leave billions of dollars in aid on the table. The...

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  • Net Neutrality Rollback Concerns Colleges

    Posted on November 29 2017

    Last week the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission published his plan to dismantle Obama-era regulations protecting "net neutrality" -- the idea that all web content should be treated equally by internet ...

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  • Tug-of-War on Loan Servicing

    Posted on November 27 2017

    The Department of Education’s announcement in May that it would rescind extensive requirements for loan servicers previously issued by the Obama administration was a red flag to skeptics who already doubted Education Secretary Bets...

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  • News that the Department of Justice has threatened to sue Harvard University if it fails to turn over applicant records, has raised new concerns about the future of affirmative action. It appears that the Department of Justice is persis...

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  • The U.S. Justice Department has accused Harvard University of failing to cooperate with its investigation of the university’s admissions policies, according to The Wall Street Journal. In a letter to Harvard’s lawyers, ...

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  • The fight over "Dreamers" is heating up as the legislative calendar winds down, setting the stage for a year-end clash that’s heightening the odds of a government shutdown.   Lawmakers headed into the long...

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  • The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released a 2018 spending bill Mondaythat would keep the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts at their 2017 funding levels, in contrast with the Trump ...

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  • At first, the message seemed harmless. On November 8, dozens of high-school seniors in the San Diego area received an email from an alumnus of Harvard University. "Thank you for applying," it began. "We look forward to mee...

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  • Advocates for so-called Dreamers made an unexpected move Sunday to head off a looming Supreme Court battle over their demands for more records on the basis for President Donald Trump's decision to end the program offering quasi-legal...

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