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Durbin, Graham file Dream Act, hoping to ward off legal challenge to DACA

Posted on July 24 2017

Hoping to fend off a legal challenge to a program that has spared nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation, two veteran senators made a long-shot appeal to President Trump on Thursday to su...

New York gets 75,000 applications for free tuition program

Posted on July 24 2017

About 75,000 people who applied for New York's first-in-the-nation tuition-free college program are finding out whether they will start the fall semester without a tuition bill to pay. "I...

Education Spending in the Crosshairs

Posted on July 21 2017

Student aid advocates didn’t find much to like in a House education appropriations bill released last week -- lawmakers removed billions from the Pell Grant surplus while taking no significan...

State AGs Express Concern Over Reported Rollbacks in Campus Sexual Assault Protections

Posted on July 20 2017by Michelle Mott

On Wednesday, a coalition of 20 state attorneys general sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing concern over reports that the agency is preparing to roll back important pro...

Veteran Affairs Committee Advances GI Bill Update

Posted on July 20 2017by Michelle Mott

The House Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a package of legislation to update the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The measure would extend veterans education benefits from the curren...

House GOP FY 2018 Budget Plan Clears Initial Hurdle

Posted on July 20 2017by Michelle Mott

House appropriators on Wednesday approved a FY 2018 budget resolution, setting the stage for a massive tax overhaul and $200 billion in cuts from mandatory programs, Inside Higher Ed reported....

Most Colleges Did Not Change Aid Deadlines in Response to Early FAFSA

Posted on July 20 2017

An overwhelming majority of colleges and universities did not change priority aid deadlines in response to an earlier financial aid cycle last year, according to a surveyof member institutions...

House GOP Budget Hints at Changes to Pell

Posted on July 19 2017

The 2018 budget resolution released by Republican lawmakers Tuesday claims the Pell Grant program is on shaky financial ground and calls for reforms to ensure grants "go to students with the m...

Veterans Affairs Chair: Full Benefits for Veterans Hit by Closures

Posted on July 19 2017

Tennessee Republican Phil Roe, the chairman of the House veterans affairs committee, will amend an update to the Post-9/11 GI Bill to include full restoration of benefits for veterans affected by t...

The Culling of Higher Ed Begins

Posted on July 19 2017

It has become trendy to predict that higher education is on the verge of a major collapse, what with enrollments falling as loan debt and rising tuition cause students and families to ask harder qu...