• The U.S. Department of Education, under President Trump, recently defended the Obama administration's decision to terminate the recognition of the embattled Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education's ability to collect defaulted student loans has essentially been suspended in the wake of a complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the federal...

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  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) said Thursday that the Senate will pass a short-term funding bill in order to avoid a government shutdown this week, The Hill reported. "The House has introduced a short-term funding b...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday announced changes to the listing of colleges on Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) provided to state grant agencies. Last June, the agency posted plans to alter the order that c...

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  • New military members could see a monthly salary deduction to pay into the GI Bill to receive future education benefits, according to Military Times. Draft legislation from U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) wo...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education on Monday released a draft version of the 2018-19 academic year Free Application for Federal Student Aid, reported Politico Morning Education. The revised version contains a number of minor or technical ...

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  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has identified student loan servicing as an area of risk for credit discrimination, reports The Washington Post and The Chronicle of Higher Education. The federal watchdog agency is l...

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  • Federal immigration authorities recently deported a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) enrollee, despite assurances from the Trump administration that the program remains in effect. Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez, with the assis...

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  • President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that aims to target fraud and abuse in guest-worker programs and increase federal oversight of the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreigners, reported The Chronicle of Higher Edu...

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  • Five Senate Democrats sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis last week raising concerns about the Pentagon's oversight of colleges participating in the Tuition Assistance (TA) program. Department of Defense (DoD) of...

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