27 octobre 2019

A Clean Loan Ledger for New Graduates

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Billionaire donor's pledge to Morehouse College graduating Class of 2019 will wipe out $34 million in student loan debt owed by students and parents. More...

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HBCUs Plan Cuts After Congress Misses Funding Deadline

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Senate's failure to renew $255 million in annual mandatory funding for historically black colleges is already having consequences on campuses, wrote Harry L. Williams, president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, in a letter to lawmakers Monday. More...

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House Dems’ Vision for Higher Ed

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Proposal would steer new money to community colleges, restore regulation of for-profit colleges and overhaul student loan repayment. But legislation hinges on Senate. More...

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Warren to DeVos: Drop Navient's Contract

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Massachusetts Democrat puts loan-servicing giant in the crosshairs. But removing Navient from federal student loan program would be difficult, observers say. More...

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The Private Sector Weighs In on Pell Grants in Prisons

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The effort to overturn a ban on federal aid for incarcerated students gets new support from corporate backer and state elected officials. More...

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Law School’s Nonprofit Conversion Stumbles

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The American Bar Association rejected a bid by Florida Coastal School of Law to go nonprofit, but law school leaders are committed to the change in tax status. More...

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Massachusetts AG Sues DeVos Over Debt Relief

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Education Department seeking debt cancellation for 7,200 former Corinthian Colleges students. More...

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Democrats Raise Stakes on Dream Center Investigation

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. In letter suggesting Trump administration improperly directed aid to for-profit college programs, top education committee lawmaker floats possibility of subpoenas. More...

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Federal Science Panel Heavy With Businesspeople

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. First round of appointees named to a White House science advisory panel is dominated by individuals from the private sector. More...

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Court Holds DeVos, Education Dept. in Contempt

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A federal district court judge on Thursday held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for the improper collection of student loans from several thousand borrowers who attended now-defunct for-profit colleges. The ruling -- a rare outcome for a federal agency -- was sought by Harvard Law School's Project on Predatory Student Lending after the Education Department acknowledged collecting on the loans of former Corinthian Colleges students who had sued for debt relief. More...

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