• 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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  • GOP Tax Reform Plan Barrels Forward

    Posted on November 30 2017

    Earlier this month, the House passed the sweeping Republican tax reform bill in a 227 to 205 vote, Inside Higher Ed reported. Thirteen Republicans voted against the plan. The bill did not receive support from any Democrats. At the same ...

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  • The U.S. Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) recently released a revised National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Enrollment Reporting Guide. The update was prompted by an issue regarding enrollment status changes and dates of determina...

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  • The Trump administration has retroactively restored financial aid eligibility to some 300,000 students who attended now-shuttered institutions, reported The Chronicle of Higher Education. Last fall, the U.S. Education Department—u...

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  • International enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities has skyrocketed since the 2008 economic downturn, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The study, based on an analysis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce...

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  • The U.S. Justice Department has accused Harvard University of failing to cooperate with its investigation of the university's admissions policies, reported The Chronicle of Higher Education and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. H...

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