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President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

Posted on May 23 2017

President Trump's full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, to be released Tuesday, calls for a $9.2 billion, or 13.5 percent, spending cut to education. The cuts would be spread across K-12 a...

234,000 Borrowers Could Be Stuck in Default

Posted on May 23 2017

About 234,000 defaulted student loan borrowers with debt valued at $4.6 billion will be stuck in limbo and unable to get out of default if a judge's order is not lifted this week, the Depa...

Credits Up With 15 to Finish

Posted on May 23 2017

A new analysis examining the effects of Indiana’s 15 to Finish initiative finds the greater the financial incentive, the more likely students will take on a full-time course load --...

Proposed Visa Vetting Changes Raise Concerns

Posted on May 22 2017

More than 50 academic organizations signed a letter registering concerns about proposed changes to the visa vetting process that would subject a certain subset of applicants to enhanced questioning...

Feuding veterans groups find agreement on four proposed changes to the GI Bill

Posted on May 22 2017

After their public disagreement stalled a congressional hearing last month, 35 veterans groups came together Thursday in Washington to reach some consensus on changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill and r...

Betsy DeVos hits hard reset on student loan servicing contracts

Posted on May 22 2017

The Education Department said Friday that it will select one company to collect student debt payments on its behalf, rather than the nine contractors that currently handle the federal gov...

An Affordable Pathway to a Bachelor's Degree

Posted on May 22 2017

Students who are eager to pursue four-year degrees without taking on too much student debt are increasingly turning to community colleges as their first step to a bachelor’s degree. But tran...

Could a different kind of transcript revitalize high-school learning?

Posted on May 19 2017

Imagine a transcript that doesn't say anything about the courses a student took or the grades earned. Instead, there is a description of the qualitative skills and character traits that student...

Colleges Grapple With How to Help Students Still Left in Limbo by Trump's Travel Ban

Posted on May 19 2017

President Trump announced his executive order barring travelers, including students, from a half-dozen predominantly Muslim countries shortly after he took office in late January. But even in the ...

U. of California Limits Out-of-State Enrollments

Posted on May 19 2017

The University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to cap out-of-state enrollment at 18 percent of undergraduate enrollment at the five campuses currently below that level....