10 juin 2019

Embattled Accreditor Projects Losses After Closure of Member Colleges

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Michelle Edwards, president of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, said Monday that the organization faces losses of $2.1 million this year, after the closure of a chain of member colleges and unexpected legal fees. More...

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Report Highlights Racial Disparities in Student Debt

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A new report from the left-leaning think tank Demos argues that looking at borrowers' income alone provides limited insight into student loan burdens. More...

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Six Figures in Debt for a Master's Degree

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. New data from Education Department put spotlight on high borrowing for some graduate programs. But experts are skeptical more information on students alone will move the needle on enrollment decisions. More...

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Biden Promises Fix to Public Service Loan Forgiveness

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Former vice president Joe Biden, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, promised in an education plan released Tuesday to "see to it" that the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is "fixed, simplified and actually helps teachers". More...

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Turning to Courts for Loan Forgiveness

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. As months pass without action by the Trump administration on loan-forgiveness claims, some borrowers who attended defunct for-profits find success clearing loan debt through the courts. More...

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National American Students Surprised by Closures

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. National American University, a for-profit college chain based in South Dakota, last year began shifting its focus to online education after several years of declining enrollment. But the company's winding down of its physical locations has taken some students by surprise, according to local media reports. More...

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Democratic Primary Voters Back Student Loan Forgiveness in Poll

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A majority of Democratic primary voters say they favor some form of student loan forgiveness in a Newsy/Ipsos poll released Thursday. More...

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Trump Official Says No Timeline for Review of Borrower-Defense Claims

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A top Education Department official said Wednesday that she could offer no timeline for the review of more than 158,000 outstanding borrower-defense claims. More...

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Beefing Up the College Scorecard

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Trump administration releases new program-level data on student loans in update to College Scorecard, a first step toward producing outcomes for all college programs. More...

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Connecting Federal Work-Study to Careers

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. DeVos plans a pilot program that will allow colleges to use Federal Work-Study funds for private-sector employment. Department also seeks to expand experiment providing Pell Grants to incarcerated students. More...

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