• President Obama on Wednesday launched a new, wide-ranging effort to promote free community college and other tuition- and debt-free programs, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. The new campaign will focus on the administration&#...

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  • Chair of House Education Committee to Retire

    Posted on September 10 2015

    U.S. Representative John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, announced late last week that he would retire at the end of this Congress, The Hill reported. "After much careful thought and deliberat...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education has forgiven the student loans of more than 3,000 borrowers who attended closed Corinthian campuses at a cost of $40 million to taxpayers, reports The Chronicle of Education. Thousands more borrowers are...

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  • Lawmakers Rally to Save Perkins Loans

    Posted on September 3 2015

    On Monday, ninety-five members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. House and Senate education committees urging them to reauthorize the Federal Perkins Loan Program before it expires at the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2015....

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  • IRS Waives Form 1098-T Penalties

    Posted on September 3 2015

    On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it would waive penalties assessed against colleges and universities for Forms 1098-T that were filed with an incorrect or missing taxpayer identification number (TIN). The agenc...

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  • New data from the U.S. Education Department show a large increase in the number of borrowers enrolling in income-based student loan repayment plans. As of June, nearly 3.9 million federal direct loan borrowers were enrolled in the plans...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday issued draft guidance on the disclosure of student medical records. The release of the "Dear Colleague Letter" follows a high-profile lawsuit at the University of Oregon, where colle...

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  • Education Dept. to End FAFSA Lists

    Posted on August 20 2015

    The U.S. Department of Education plans to end its longstanding practice of giving colleges certain student information that some institutions may use against students as they apply for admission and financial aid, Inside Higher Ed report...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education recently announced an additional $23.4 million in Student Support Services grants to more than 100 institutions in 36 states, a Department press release stated. The grants are intended to help college st...

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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday unveiled a $350 billion plan to make college affordable and relieve the burden of student debt for millions of Americans, drawing on popular tenets of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, reporte...

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