27 octobre 2019

Trump Official to Campaign on Student Debt Relief

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A Trump administration official, who until last year oversaw the $1.5 trillion federal student loan portfolio, said Thursday he was stepping down to run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican. And he said his signature issue would be canceling massive amounts of student loan debt. More...

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Alexander Backs College Transparency Act

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Senator Lamar Alexander, the GOP chairman of the Senate education committee, signed on last week as a co-sponsor of the College Transparency Act, legislation that would remove the federal ban on a student-level data system. More...

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CFPB Investigating Loan Program at College Chain

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking into loans and other financing offered to students by the Center for Excellence in Higher Education, which operates the College America and the Stevens-Henager College chains. More...

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Federal-State Partnerships for College Affordability

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. In a report released Wednesday, the Institute for College Access and Success proposed a framework for a federal-state partnership to increase college affordability. More...

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Report: Transparency Alone Is Inadequate

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A report released by the think tank New America Thursday finds that transparency alone hasn't led to improvements in performance for the higher education sector. The author, Spiros Protopsaltis, argues that transparency measures must be used alongside consequential accountability with rewards and sanctions in order to hold colleges accountable. More...

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A Second Chance at Detroit Colleges

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Wayne State University and other colleges in the region are seeking to boost graduation rates by forgiving outstanding balances of students who left without earning a degree. More...

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The Moderates' Alternative to Free College

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Joe Biden becomes latest Democratic presidential hopeful to call for huge increases in the federal Pell Grant program instead of free college policies favored by standard bearers on the left. More...

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Biden Plan Focuses on Community Colleges

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Joe Biden released a postsecondary education plan Tuesday that draws a further contrast between his presidential campaign and those of Democratic rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. More...

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Misplaced Student Loan Blame

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. During a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program last month, Democrats held a seat open for the top executive from a loan servicer responsible for managing the program. More...

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DeVos on Congressional Fight Over HBCU Money

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The recent expiration of mandatory federal funding for historically black colleges won't have any bearing on award funds for the next year, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told HBCU leaders in a letter sent Wednesday. More...

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