• 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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  • The federal Perkins loan program is set to expire on September 30, 2017, unless lawmakers act, Politico Morning Education reported. Congress allowed the program, which provides low interest loans to over 315,000 students based on financi...

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  • The U.S. Education Department on Monday issued new guidance on changes to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Process for the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid cycle. The technical guidance provides an overview of the government&r...

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  • The New York Times published a report Tuesday night revealing that the U.S. Justice Department plans to redirect resources to investigate, and potentially sue, colleges and universities over their affirmative action admissions policies. ...

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  • More Students File FAFSA

    Posted on August 3 2017

    According to an analysis by The National College Access Network, the number of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms completed overall as of June 30 was up 6 percent over last year, reports The New York Times. The numbe...

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  • Two months before the start of the fall semester, the University of California, Irvine, rescinded the acceptances of 499 students, reports The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. About 7,100 freshmen were accepted and planned to r...

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  • Gen Z students want authentic interactions -- in bite-size servings.

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  • The U.S. Education Department announced a change to the language used to ask students about their gender when applying for federal financial aid, Politico Morning Education reported. The question "Are you male or female?" ...

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  • Attorneys general from Texas and nine other Republican-led states sent a letter last week threatening to sue the Trump administration over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, The Texas Tribune reported. The letter a...

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  • A new Maryland law limits the conditions under which public colleges may decrease financial aid, disallowing reductions when a student's aid exceeds the cost of college or with permission from a scholarship provider—a practice ...

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