• The U.S. Department of Education today announced further action to roll back certain aspects of the gainful employment regulation. In a Federal Register notice scheduled to be published on Friday, the agency established new deadlines fo...

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  • A new study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that the percentage of student loan borrowers with $20,000 or more in debt doubled over the past decade. According to the report, released Wednesday, over 40 percent o...

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  • Trump Signs GI Bill Update Into Law

    Posted on August 17 2017

    President Trump on Wednesday signed an update of the Post-9/11 GI Bill into law, The Washington Post reported. The bipartisan legislation moved swiftly through both chambers of Congress in the last month. The Forever GI Act removes the ...

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  • The disturbing events in Charlottesville this past weekend have had a profound impact on many of us as we watched white supremist, anti-Semitic, and other racist groups march openly on the campus of the University of Virginia. While...

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  • A consortium of 11 public research universities announced today the creation of an "emergency" grant program to aid students facing financial challenges as they near graduation, Inside Higher Ed reported. As many as 4,000...

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  • DeVos on Higher Ed

    Posted on August 16 2017

    Last week, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sat down for an interview with The Associated Press to discuss a range of topics, including for-profit institutions, campus sexual assault on college campuses, and race-conscious admissions...

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  • A federal judge on Monday granted the U.S. Education Department a 90-day hold on a legal challenge to Obama-era guidance on Title IX while the agency reviews the policy. The lawsuit, filed by a former University of Virginia student and ...

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  • Battle Lines Drawn Over DACA

    Posted on August 16 2017

    The deadline for Texas and nine other states to file suit against Trump administration over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is fast approaching. Neither the White House nor the U.S. Justice Department have taken...

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  • Late last week, the U.S. Education Department extended the deadline for public input on regulations governing higher education. The move followed a flood of over 2,000 comments with the same response, pushed by the National Women's ...

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  • The U.S. Education Department has not made any progress this year toward generating data to comply with the Obama-era gainful employment rule, according to a letter last week from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The controversial regul...

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