Federal policy

Student debt group's First Amendment feud with the Education Department

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The Institute for College Access and Success is fighting federal investigators on their request for e-mail transcripts relating to for-profit regulations.

Gainful employment's future uncertain after court ruling

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Gainful employment takes another hit in court, jeopardizing a possible appeal and raising questions about federal collection of data on higher education.

House holds hearing on student loan interest rates

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With the interest rate for subsidized loans set to double July 1, House hearing focuses on the broader future of the federal loan program.

Federal agency requests comment on private loan modifications

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asks for suggestions on how borrowers might refinance private student loans.

CFPB opens wide-ranging inquiry into campus debit cards

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opens an inquiry into colleges' agreements with banks and providers of preloaded debit cards.

NYIT settles over incentive compensation at online Ellis College

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U.S. orders New York Institute of Technology and Cardean Learning Group to pay $4 million for illegally compensating recruiters based on how many students enrolled in new online college.

Lumina's new strategies for big completion goal

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Foundation picks new strategies for its college attainment push and grant-making, with a focus on metro areas, innovations and results.

Dispute over veterinary accreditor turns philosophical

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A debate about the future of veterinary medicine erupts at meeting of federal accreditation advisory committee.

National Student Clearinghouse releases broad, deep data on college completion

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Major data release from the National Student Clearinghouse gives the fullest, most reliable view of college graduation rates so far, and the numbers aren't so terrible.

Filmmaker explores international students' post-graduation challenges

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A filmmaker explores the struggles of international students who try to stay in America after graduation.

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