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Application for New Repayment Plan Out

The U.S. Education Department launched a beta version of the application for its new income-driven repayment plan, CNN reported...
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W.Va. Governor Wants to Save Alderson Broaddus

Alderson Broaddus University faced a vote from a state oversight board that could have prompted its closure. Then the governor stepped in, though without a clear plan.

Report Proposes Focusing Pell Grant on Living Costs, Not Tuition

The Pell Grant should be redesigned to cover a student’s living costs instead of an institution’s tuition and fees, a...
Washington senator Patty Murray, a Democrat, sits on the dais next to Maine senator Susan Collins, a Republican. The two lawmakers lead the Senate appropriations committee.

Senate Proposes $250 Pell Grant Increase

The Senate wants to give the Education Department more money; House Republicans would cut billions. Dueling budgets show the yawning gaps between the chambers.

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House Subcommittee Members Disagree Over Higher Ed’s Value

Republicans argue that college prices are too high for inadequate outcomes and that institutions are to blame. Democrats focus their ire on for-profit colleges.

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A National Summit on a Higher Ed ‘Low Point’

At a daylong conference on affirmative action, there was much commiserating but little guidance as higher ed leaders searched for a path forward.

President Biden stands at a podium next to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

‘Untold Harm’: Education Department Discharges Loans of 7,400 CollegeAmerica Students

The Biden administration says the Colorado campuses of CollegeAmerica, a defunct for-profit college, lied to students, so the Education Department is forgiving their loans and offering refunds.

Students Relying on More Financial Aid but Fewer Take Out Loans

Federal financial aid continues to be a key source of funding for students going to college, though a lower percentage...