24 novembre 2017

Feds Agree to Loan Discharge for Some Students

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A federal court judge Tuesday approved a settlement that could clear the federal student loan debt held by as many as 36,000 former students who attended a for-profit chain of cosmetology and secretarial programs in the 1980s and ’90s. More...

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Feds Ask Court to Delay Title IX Case

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Attorneys for the Department of Education asked a federal district court Friday to hold off on a challenge to Obama administration Title IX guidelines for 90 days while it completes its own review of the guidance. More...

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Black Colleges Still Waiting

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Trump promised best effort ever for HBCUs but has left top position at key advocacy office unfilled for longer than any previous administration did. And his pledge to move office to White House remains unfulfilled. More...

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DeVos Shifts Course Again on Loan Servicing

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Department of Education plans to overhaul the procurement process for federal student loan servicing for the third time in the last year, officials announced Tuesday. More...

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Education Spending in the Crosshairs

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Many cuts proposed by Trump have been avoided in House appropriations bill, but GOP budget resolution could lead to major changes to student aid. More...

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Feds Restrict Title IV Access for West Virginia Public Universities

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Department of Education has placed restrictions on access to federal student aid for West Virginia public universities after the state was late submitting required annual financial statements for the third year in a row. The restrictions, known as heightened cash monitoring, mean that for five years higher ed institutions in the state must disburse aid to students first and then ask the feds for reimbursement. More...

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Letter Calls on Congress to Tie Pell Grant to Inflation

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. More than 300 higher education institutions and advocacy groups sent a letter to congressional leaders today asking that the value of the Pell Grant be indexed to inflation. After the upcoming academic year, the value of the grant will not automatically go up to adjust for inflation for the first time in six years. More...

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Senate Appropriations Bill Cuts NSF Funding

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A Senate appropriations bill that cleared a subcommittee vote Tuesday would cut funding for the National Science Foundation by $151 million below fiscal year 2017 funding levels. More...

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Trump Administration Has Approved No Borrower Defense Claims

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The U.S. Department of Education has not approved any borrower defense applications since the beginning of the Trump administration, a department official told Democratic senators this month. More...

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Senate Passes GI Bill Update

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Senate unanimously passed an ambitious update to the Post-9/11 GI Bill Wednesday, just over a week after the House of Representatives passed an identical version of the legislation. The bill will next head to President Trump's desk. More...

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