• A federal appeals court on Friday ruled to allow the U.S. Education Department to resume collecting defaulted students loans following a six-month freeze imposed by a lower court, Politico reported. Hundreds of thousands of defaulted st...

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  • Congress Passes Short-Term Spending Bill

    Posted on December 12 2017

    Congress on Thursday approved a two-week funding bill, narrowly avoiding a government shutdown one day ahead of the deadline, Politico reported. Senators approved the measure on a 81-14 vote, soon after the House passed it 235-193. The ...

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  • House Republicans on Friday released a sweeping bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). The law, first enacted in 1965 and last reauthorized in 2008, governs federal higher education programs. Last week's proposal marks t...

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  • Senate Passes Tax Reform Overhaul

    Posted on December 7 2017

    The U.S. Senate narrowly passed legislation early Saturday morning to overhaul the tax code in a 51 to 49 vote. The massive bill includes several controversial measures related to higher education, The Chronicle of Higher Education repor...

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  • Late last month, U.S. Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced legislation that aims to protect low-income students from being taxed on using their Pell grants for non-tuition purposes. The Pell Grant Flexibility Act (H.R. 3581) ...

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  • GOP Senators Unveil New DACA Proposal

    Posted on December 7 2017

    A group of Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a new bill aimed at providing a legislative fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The Security, Enforcement, and Compassion United in Reform Efforts, (SECURE)...

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  • The Supreme Court this week granted President Trump's request to enforce his revised travel ban while the legal challenges to it are considered in lower courts, reports The Washington Post and Inside Higher Ed.  The latest ...

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  • House Republicans are expected to unveil this week a comprehensive bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which governs the nation's student financial aid system, reported The Wall Street Journal. The proposal will be the firs...

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  • New Proposals to Simplify FAFSA

    Posted on November 30 2017

    U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced this week an overhaul of how the department distributes financial aid, collects loan payments, and communicates with its more than 42 million borrowers, according to an agency press release....

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  • Shutdown Over DACA?

    Posted on November 30 2017

    Congress must reach an agreement to fund the federal government beyond the current December 8 deadline. As the deadline nears, concern is growing in both parties that a clash over the fate of Dreamers could trigger a government shutdown....

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