Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Feb 05, 2019
Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate education committee, identifies familiar set of priorities in reiterating his desire to overhaul the Higher Education Act before he retires. But serious differences with Democratic lawmakers loom.
Jan 23, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states.


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November 5, 2018

Amount of state financial aid dollars awarded based on financial need grew by 3 percent in most recent year, and by half over a decade, annual study finds.

October 23, 2018

Sector's spending on political campaigns has fallen off sharply during the 2018 midterm campaign cycle.

October 11, 2018

As part of his push to be a leader on higher education policy, Senator Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, has made a signature issue of calling for access to a college education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students.

October 8, 2018

The Trump administration's changes to a key transparency tool have frustrated even some supporters among veterans' groups.

October 4, 2018

Education Department says it won't meet November deadline to overhaul borrower-defense and gainful-employment rules, raising the stakes for legal challenges to the Obama-era regulations.

October 3, 2018

Advocates hope new myStudentAid mobile app will mean more applicants finish the FAFSA.

October 1, 2018

Trump administration recommends restoring the controversial accreditor of many for-profits, citing a federal court ruling. Meanwhile, ACICS faces questions about its approval of a Danish business school's degree programs.

September 28, 2018

Trump administration's list of primary finalists to operate an overhauled student loan servicing system excludes Navient, a large and controversial servicer, which instead is participating in the program as a subcontractor in a team.

September 27, 2018

While just a handful of borrowers have received Public Service Loan Forgiveness so far, the real payouts -- and renewed debates about the program's cost -- still loom.

September 27, 2018

Even as policy experts work to make it easier to apply for federal aid, they need to avoid rhetoric that may scare students off, writes Justin Draeger.


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