• A woman in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, was sued twice, by two different creditors, over the same overdue student loan. Another person, in Illinois, was taken to court over a loan that had already been paid off. And hundreds of borrowers ...

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  • New International Enrollments Decline

    Posted on November 13 2017

    After years of growth, enrollments of international students at American universities started to flatten in fall 2016, and a downward trend in new enrollments appears to be accelerating this academic year, with nearly half of universitie...

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  • Two women who claim they were defrauded by a for-profit college have sued the Education Department and a private loan servicer in a case their attorneys say could provide a new legal remedy for tens of thousands of students frustrated wi...

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  • Higher Ed in the Senate Tax Bill

    Posted on November 10 2017

    The Senate tax reform proposal released late Thursday night includes an excise tax on large private college endowments that has been strongly opposed by higher ed groups. The tax is similar to one in the House of Representatives bi...

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  • On the 52nd anniversary of the enactment of the Higher Education Act of 1965, Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, detailed in an afternoon editorial board meeting with the Washing...

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  • 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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