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Opposition Grows to Proposal on GI Bill

Posted on April 26 2017

The House Veterans Affairs Committee this week postponed a planned hearing on potential updates to the GI Bill amid growing opposition to a proposal that would require new service members to pay in...

Graduation Rates and Race

Posted on April 26 2017

College completion rates vary widely along racial and ethnic lines, with black and Hispanic students earning credentials at a much lower rate than white and Asian students do, according to a r...

Draft Bill to Impose Fee on Future GI Bill Benefits

Posted on April 26 2017by Michelle Mott

New military members could see a monthly salary deduction to pay into the GI Bill to receive future education benefits, according to Military Times. Draft legislation from U.S. House Veterans Affai...

Spotlight on Vocational Training

Posted on April 25 2017

Career and vocational education is en vogue, as Republicans who dominate Washington and most state capitols have been touting job training over the bachelor’s degree. But community college le...

New Mexico Legislature sues governor in escalating conflict

Posted on April 25 2017

The New Mexico Legislature sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday over budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch of government by cutting off...

New Flexibilities for FAFSA Filers Impacted by IRS Data Tool Suspension

Posted on April 24 2017by Michelle Mott

The U.S. Education Department on Monday announced changes to 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Verification Requirements. The announcement comes in response ...

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate

Posted on April 24 2017

In the main room of a onetime fraternity house at the edge of San Diego State University, a small group of students labors quietly, laser-focused, over textbooks and laptops. This is the Veterans ...

Trump aides struggle to clarify policy on 'dreamers' and deportation

Posted on April 24 2017

The Trump administration is struggling to explain precisely what it intends to do about people who are in the country illegally. President Trump told the Associated Press on Friday that the "...

Enrollment Declines, Transfer Barriers: Community College Presidents’ Survey

Posted on April 21 2017

Six in 10 leaders of community colleges say their enrollments have declined in the past three years, including 21 percent who say enrollment is down by 10 percent or more, according to&nb...

Illinois and Everyone Else

Posted on April 20 2017

It’s impossible to examine state higher education finances in 2016 without separating the collapse in Illinois from a more nuanced picture across the rest of the country. State and local sup...