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Baby Steps on 'Unit Records' in House

Posted on December 12 2017

The massive Higher Education Act bill that the House of Representatives education committee will begin debating today got a slight revision Monday, as the panel's Republican leaders offered a m...

Inspector General: Resume Processing Borrower-Defense Claims

Posted on December 12 2017

The Department of Education's inspector general said Monday that review of student loan relief applications known as borrower-defense claims should resume after months without a singl...

Reversal on Graduate Lending

Posted on December 11 2017

The GOP’s proposed update to the law governing higher education would force a U-turn for long-standing federal policies on graduate student lending. Students who pursue graduate degrees have...

California Fires Close Colleges

Posted on December 11 2017

Colleges across Southern California are suspending or canceling classes -- and, in some case, final exams -- as wildfires continue to ravage the region and disrupt daily life for affected residents...

Congress passes short-term deal to stave off shutdown, setting up late-December spending fight

Posted on December 8 2017

Congress passed a short-term spending deal Thursday, sending to President Trump a bill to avert a partial government shutdown and setting up a heated budget fight later this month. Trump has indic...

House Republicans May Be Backing Away From Taxing Grad-Student Tuition Waivers

Posted on December 8 2017

Some Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing to discard a provision in their recently passed tax-reform bill that would effectively tax as income the tuition waivers received b...

Passage of Senate Tax-Reform Bill Leaves Colleges Scrambling

Posted on December 4 2017

ollege leaders are bracing for major changes to the nation’s tax code that could weaken their financial footing by undermining charitable giving and placing new tax burdens on institutions wi...

GOP Seeks to Shift Accountability for Colleges

Posted on December 4 2017

Education groups scrambled Friday to dissect a massive bill from Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the federal law that governs higher education, with propos...

Higher Ed Reauthorization on Campus Sexual Assaults

Posted on December 4 2017

The proposed update to the Higher Education Act introduced in the House Friday would allow colleges to refrain from investigating sexual assault allegations while a criminal inquiry is under way if...

GOP Begins Rewrite of Federal Aid Law

Posted on November 30 2017

The education committee of the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives is set to release an opening salvo in Congress’s long-overdue reauthorization the Higher Education Act, the law tha...