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U.S. Discharges $72 Million in Loans for Ashford Students

The University of Arizona Global Campus, which acquired Ashford in 2020, might be on the hook for the discharged student loans.

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Florida’s Accreditation Shuffle Begins

Education Department approves one Florida college’s application to change accreditors. A new state law—and Ron DeSantis—dictate that Florida’s 39 other public colleges do the same.

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Ban on Student Loan Collection Fees

A month before student loan payments are scheduled to restart, a federal appeals court has reinstated a ban on student...
Catherine Lhamon holds a microphone while speaking in front of a blue Center for American Progress background.

Rights Chief Calls for ‘Coalition of the Willing’ on Campus Diversity

Catherine Lhamon said Tuesday that the Supreme Court decision on race-conscious admissions is an opportunity to reconsider how colleges recruit and retain diverse classes.

President Biden walks in front of a blue sign that says "Future Made in America."

Science Funding Falters a Year After Landmark CHIPS and Science Act

The legislation was aimed at supercharging American research and development, but the funding it called for has not yet materialized. Advocates worry Congress will drop the ball.

2 Congressmen Form Caucus to Preserve Historic College Football Stadiums

Two House lawmakers have teamed up to form a new congressional caucus focused on preserving and protecting more than a...

U.S. Fines Law Schools Over Financial Aid Violations

The U.S. Department of Education has settled with five free-standing law schools after an investigation showed that those institutions “improperly...
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Biden Announced Loan Forgiveness a Year Ago. The Battle Was Only Beginning.

Although the Supreme Court blocked the president’s plan, his decision to forgive some student loans has reshaped policy and politics.