• California's Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California Student Aid Commission announced last week that applications for the California Dream Act are down and encouraged all eligible students to apply for t...

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  • Education Dept. Plans Reorganization

    Posted on February 21 2018

    The U.S. Department of Education plans to reorganize multiple units with higher education functions into one office whose leader would report directly to the secretary of education, reports Inside Higher Ed. The plan calls for the mergi...

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  • Negotiators on the borrower-defense rulemaking panel failed to reach consensus on proposed regulations, leaving the U.S. Education Department free to craft its own version of rules designed to protect defrauded student borrowers, Inside ...

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  • The Trump administration this week signaled interest in reevaluating rules that determine whether student loan debt can be discharged in bankruptcy, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. The U.S. Education Department published a re...

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  • The U.S. Senate last Thursday failed to advance four immigration bills brought to the floor for a vote, leaving a solution for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in serious doubt, Vox r...

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  • The Senate this week kicked off the chamber's first real debate of immigration policy since 2013. Education groups are keeping up the pressure on lawmakers to figure out a solution for the hundreds of thousands of young people protec...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education will no longer take action on civil rights complaints filed by transgender students blocked from using the bathroom matching their gender identity, reports BuzzFeed News and Inside Higher Ed. Last year, ...

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  • Borrower Defense Rule Delayed Again

    Posted on February 15 2018

    The U.S. Department of Education announced another delay in the implementation of the Obama-era borrower-defense-to-repayment rule. The rule, which sought to give students a more streamlined path to loan forgiveness if their institutions...

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  • After a brief government shutdown starting at midnight, Congress early Friday morning approved a bipartisan spending measure that includes increased funding for higher education, The New York Times reported. President Trump signed into l...

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  • White House Unveils FY 2019 Budget Request

    Posted on February 15 2018

    President Trump on Monday unveiled his 2019 fiscal year budget request, which proposes significant cuts to higher education programs. The blueprint traditionally serves as a White House wish list, providing insight into the adm...

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