• DACA Fix to be Separate from Spending Bill

    Posted on November 16 2017

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said on Tuesday that lawmakers will not attach a legislative fix to codify protections for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to the year-end spending bill, The ...

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  • On Thursday night, Republicans in the U.S. Senate released their version of a plan to overhaul the tax code. The proposal is similar to the House bill unveiled last week, including several controversial measures related to higher educati...

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  • Renewed Push to Close 90/10 Loophole

    Posted on November 14 2017

    A group of Senate Democrats reintroduced legislation last week to tighten restrictions on the flow of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) education funds to for-profit institutions, according to a pre...

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  • Two recent reports from the Institute of International Education (IIE) show a decline in new international student enrollment at American universities, reports Inside Higher Ed.  The reports are: "Open Doors," a comp...

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  • Report Finds For-Profits Defraud Students

    Posted on November 14 2017

    A new report by the Century Foundation found that nearly all allegations of fraud submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by students cite for-profit colleges, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. The report shows that 98.6 ...

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  • Accreditation Bill Reintroduced

    Posted on November 14 2017

    U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL) introduced a bill last week that would allow states to create a parallel accrediting system to direct federal student aid money to career training programs, reports Inside Higher Ed. The bill, he ...

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  • This year, we have witnessed a number of natural disasters that have devastated communities, from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana; Hurricane Irma in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and the Caribbeans; and Hurricane Maria in Pue...

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  • Tuesday’s elections resulted in Democratic gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey. Virginia elected current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam to serve in the state’s top office. Northam has pledged to provide more mon...

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  • Almost 85 percent of graduating Tennessee high school students this year applied to the Tennessee Promise, a scholarship program that provides two years tuition-free at a state community or technical college, reports Inside Higher Ed and...

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  • The Indiana Commission for Higher Education released a report on its recent study of reverse transfer policy for Indiana students. The study found that while several Indiana state educational institutions have signed reverse transfer de...

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