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Trump administration streamlining student debt forgiveness for permanently disabled veterans

Posted on April 17 2018

The Trump administration announced plans Monday to make it easier for permanently disabled military veterans to have their federal student debt wiped away. People with severe disabilitie...

New Limits on Overtime

Posted on April 17 2018

The Labor Department answered some outstanding questions about academic overtime pay last week, putting such compensation officially out of reach for adjuncts teaching online, among other workers. ...

Survey: Social Media 'Fair Game' in Admissions

Posted on April 17 2018

More than two-thirds of college admissions officials believe it is "fair game" to check on applicants' social media accounts as part of the process of deciding whom to admit, accordin...

Justice Department seeks to uncover secrets about selective college admissions

Posted on April 10 2018

The Trump administration is seeking to pry the lid off some of the most closely guarded secrets in college admissions, including the mechanics of how Harvard University selects a class. The Justic...

College credits where credit's due: Schools slowly come around to accepting transfer students' work

Posted on April 10 2018

Gage Ramirez was a year and a half into his studies toward a biology degree at a California public university when he came up against an unexpected roadblock: calculus. Ramirez ultimately found hi...

Class-action lawsuit against student loan giant brings hope to borrowers in bankruptcy

Posted on April 10 2018

A recent court ruling may offer hope for thousands of struggling borrowers looking to escape education-related debts. A Texas bankruptcy judge denied a request by student loan company, Navient, la...

Arizona Supreme Court rules Arizona colleges can't give in-state tuition to DACA recipients

Posted on April 10 2018

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are not eligible to receive in-state tuition rates at Arizona colleges. Jus...

Study: DACA Led More to Go to College

Posted on April 3 2018

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, created by President Obama to help young people brought by their relatives to the United States without legal authorization to stay, has had a si...

Are High School Diplomas Really a Ticket to College and Work?

Posted on April 3 2018

A 50-state review of high school graduation requirements shows misalignment between the coursework necessary to receive a high school diploma and to be eligible for college admissions. By at least...

'No more DACA deal,' Trump says as he threatens to 'stop' NAFTA if Mexico doesn't better secure border

Posted on April 2 2018

President Trump spent his Easter morning here on an anti-immigrant tirade, declaring Sunday that there would be no deal to legalize the status of undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers&rd...