• House Republicans on Friday released a sweeping bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). The law, first enacted in 1965 and last reauthorized in 2008, governs federal higher education programs. Last week's proposal marks t...

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  • Senate Passes Tax Reform Overhaul

    Posted on December 7 2017

    The U.S. Senate narrowly passed legislation early Saturday morning to overhaul the tax code in a 51 to 49 vote. The massive bill includes several controversial measures related to higher education, The Chronicle of Higher Education repor...

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  • Late last month, U.S. Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced legislation that aims to protect low-income students from being taxed on using their Pell grants for non-tuition purposes. The Pell Grant Flexibility Act (H.R. 3581) ...

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  • GOP Senators Unveil New DACA Proposal

    Posted on December 7 2017

    A group of Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a new bill aimed at providing a legislative fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The Security, Enforcement, and Compassion United in Reform Efforts, (SECURE)...

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  • The Supreme Court this week granted President Trump's request to enforce his revised travel ban while the legal challenges to it are considered in lower courts, reports The Washington Post and Inside Higher Ed.  The latest ...

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  • House Republicans are expected to unveil this week a comprehensive bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which governs the nation's student financial aid system, reported The Wall Street Journal. The proposal will be the firs...

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  • New Proposals to Simplify FAFSA

    Posted on November 30 2017

    U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced this week an overhaul of how the department distributes financial aid, collects loan payments, and communicates with its more than 42 million borrowers, according to an agency press release....

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  • Shutdown Over DACA?

    Posted on November 30 2017

    Congress must reach an agreement to fund the federal government beyond the current December 8 deadline. As the deadline nears, concern is growing in both parties that a clash over the fate of Dreamers could trigger a government shutdown....

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  • GOP Tax Reform Plan Barrels Forward

    Posted on November 30 2017

    Earlier this month, the House passed the sweeping Republican tax reform bill in a 227 to 205 vote, Inside Higher Ed reported. Thirteen Republicans voted against the plan. The bill did not receive support from any Democrats. At the same ...

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  • The U.S. Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) recently released a revised National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Enrollment Reporting Guide. The update was prompted by an issue regarding enrollment status changes and dates of determina...

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