• Congress on Wednesday approved legislation to prevent a government shutdown, following a 277-151 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives that would keep federal agencies funded through December 11, reports The Washington Post. More Re...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) said the University of Virginia in recent years failed to respond to and investigate reports of sexual violence, including those involving fraternities, reports Inside H...

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  • According to a new report form the U.S. Government Accountability Office, borrowers using the federal government's income-driven repayment plans are overwhelmingly low-income, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. These borrowe...

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  • The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently concluded its investigation of Princeton University, clearing the institution of allegations that it discriminated against Asian and Asian-American applicants. T...

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  • Justice Dept. Launches ITT Tech Fraud Inquiry

    Posted on September 23 2015

    The U.S. Department of Justice recently launched an inquiry to determine whether ITT Educational Services defrauded the federal government, Inside Higher Ed reported. The department joins a number of other federal and state entities inve...

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  • The Obama administration had two major higher education announcements this last week. In addition to the announcement that FAFSA filers would soon be able to use prior-prior year tax data when applying for federal financial aid, we ...

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  • Public Policy and Education Agenda Update

    Posted on September 17 2015

    AACRAO recently reviewed and revised our Public Policy and Education Agenda to ensure that the association's guiding document remains relevant to current issues affecting our members. The updated agenda would amend a number of outdat...

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  • The White House on Saturday unveiled a revamped college information website that aims to better inform prospective students and their parents about annual costs, graduation rates and salaries after graduation, The New York Times reported...

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  • White House Outlines Big Changes for FAFSA

    Posted on September 17 2015

    The Obama administration on Sunday announced a new initiative to allow students to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) based on their family's income from two years earlier instead of the immediately previou...

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  • AACRAO joined a broad coalition of higher education associations to comment on the Obama administration's proposed changes to federal rules governing overtime time. Under the current regulations, employers must provide overtime to s...

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