• The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that nearly 78,000 servicemembers will begin to receive $60 million in compensation for overcharged student loans. The payments will range from $10 to $100,000, with the average check ab...

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  • A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the U.S. Department of Education's new gainful employment regulations, handing a victory to the Obama administration in its longstanding regulatory battle with for-prof...

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  • Federal regulators stepped up their scrutiny of ITT Educational Services this week, Inside Higher Ed reported. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday filed suit against the for-profit giant, charging ITT and its two...

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  • An Arizona judge ruled on Tuesday that public colleges in the state may offer in-state tuition to students who have work visas under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, The Arizona Republic reported. The d...

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  • A group of nine state attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Education Department on Thursday urging the agency to "immediately relieve" the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, The Chron...

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  • Three collection agencies filed suit against the federal government this week over canceled contracts for student loans, a move the companies say was unjustified and came without warning, The Washington Post reported. Earlier this month...

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  • Staying the Course on Immigration

    Posted on February 26 2015

    Lawyers for the Justice Department are requesting legal action in order to allow President Obamas' executive actions on immigration to move forward, The Hill reported. The actions have been halted since last week when a fed...

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  • Lawyers for the plaintiff in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case filed a new petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's ruling in favor of the institution. Abigail Fisher originally sued UT Austin in ...

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  • According to a California state judge's ruling, a regional accreditor denied City College of San Francisco due process and the two-year college must be given a new opportunity to argue against being closed, The Chronicle of Higher Ed...

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  • Kaplan Higher Education, a for-profit chain, agreed to a $1.3 million settlement with the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. The civil settlement, reached on Monday, resolves whistleblower allegations that Kaplan employed ...

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