• On Wednesday, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to review operational and cybersecurity decisions made by the Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service regarding the security breach...

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  • As we close out this week, AACRAO is pleased that Congress has reached an agreement to fund the federal government through the end of the 2017 fiscal year with a 1665 page omnibus package. We are particularly thrilled that lawmakers...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education, under President Trump, recently defended the Obama administration's decision to terminate the recognition of the embattled Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education's ability to collect defaulted student loans has essentially been suspended in the wake of a complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the federal...

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  • The annual survey of college freshmen by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) found that political polarization on campuses is the most extreme it has been in 51 years, reports HERI and The Chronicle of Higher Education....

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  • Purdue University will acquire nearly all of Kaplan University higher education business (7 schools and colleges but not its School of Professional and Continuing Education), reports Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education...

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  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) said Thursday that the Senate will pass a short-term funding bill in order to avoid a government shutdown this week, The Hill reported. "The House has introduced a short-term funding b...

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  • The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday announced changes to the listing of colleges on Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) provided to state grant agencies. Last June, the agency posted plans to alter the order that c...

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  • New military members could see a monthly salary deduction to pay into the GI Bill to receive future education benefits, according to Military Times. Draft legislation from U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) wo...

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  • The U.S. Education Department on Monday announced changes to 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Verification Requirements. The announcement comes in response to concerns about the impact of the susp...

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