• DACA Fix to be Separate from Spending Bill

    Posted on November 16 2017

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said on Tuesday that lawmakers will not attach a legislative fix to codify protections for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to the year-end spending bill, The ...

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  • On Thursday night, Republicans in the U.S. Senate released their version of a plan to overhaul the tax code. The proposal is similar to the House bill unveiled last week, including several controversial measures related to higher educati...

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  • Renewed Push to Close 90/10 Loophole

    Posted on November 14 2017

    A group of Senate Democrats reintroduced legislation last week to tighten restrictions on the flow of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) education funds to for-profit institutions, according to a pre...

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  • Report Finds For-Profits Defraud Students

    Posted on November 14 2017

    A new report by the Century Foundation found that nearly all allegations of fraud submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by students cite for-profit colleges, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. The report shows that 98.6 ...

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  • Accreditation Bill Reintroduced

    Posted on November 14 2017

    U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL) introduced a bill last week that would allow states to create a parallel accrediting system to direct federal student aid money to career training programs, reports Inside Higher Ed. The bill, he ...

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  • Almost 85 percent of graduating Tennessee high school students this year applied to the Tennessee Promise, a scholarship program that provides two years tuition-free at a state community or technical college, reports Inside Higher Ed and...

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  • The Indiana Commission for Higher Education released a report on its recent study of reverse transfer policy for Indiana students. The study found that while several Indiana state educational institutions have signed reverse transfer de...

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  • Princeton University and Microsoft have filed a joint federal lawsuit against President Trump's rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, reports Inside Higher Ed.  A DACA-protected student, M...

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  • House Republicans on Thursday unveiled a sweeping tax overhaul plan including several measures that would place new tax burdens on colleges and students, reported Inside Higher Ed. Overall, the proposal would slash corporate tax rates, r...

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  • The Democratic attorneys general of 19 states and the District of Columbia this week objected to the latest postponement of the Obama-era borrower defense rule, which aims to make it simpler for defrauded students to have their student l...

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