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DeVos: U.S. Will Make Good on Loan Forgiveness

Posted on May 25 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told lawmakers Wednesday that her department will follow through on promises to provide loan forgiveness to borrowers who attended for-profit colleges found to have ...

Executive Director Update - May 25, 2017

Posted on May 24 2017by Michael Reilly

The Trump administration on Tuesday released its fiscal year 2018 budget request. The finalized version hews closely to the president's skinny budget unveiled in March, proposing deep cuts...

Trump Budget Would Slash Student Aid and Research

Posted on May 24 2017

The Trump administration released a 2018 budget proposal Tuesday that delivered on expectations for drastic cuts to student aid programs and university-based research while substantially reshaping ...

Angst Over Middle-Class Aid

Posted on May 24 2017

Several states are taking a hard look at high-profile student financial aid programs as they debate their budget priorities, searching for savings and reconsidering how they spend money on scholars...

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...