Andrew Kreighbaum

Andrew Kreighbaum joins Inside Higher Ed as our federal policy reporter. Andrew comes to us from The Investigative Reporting Workshop. He received his master's in data journalism at the University of Missouri, and has interned at USA Today and a national journalism institute in Columbia, MO. Before getting his master's, Andrew spent three years covering government and education at local papers in El Paso, McAllen and Laredo, Texas. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in history and was news editor at The Daily Texan.

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September 30, 2016
The National College Access Network Friday launched a national campaign to encourage high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The campaign, Form Your Future, is focusing on low-income and minority students -- those least likely to apply for financial aid but most likely to benefit from it. "Their award might affect their decision to attend college and, ultimately, change the course of their career," said NCAN Executive Director Kim Cook.
September 29, 2016
Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric throughout the presidential campaign has pushed a string of high-profile Republicans to back his opponent, Hillary Clinton, and led to two historic newspaper endorsements of the Democratic candidate. Now, University of Pennsylvania alumni are demanding that their alma mater repudiate Trump as well. The real estate developer and reality TV star holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School, which he has made a frequent habit of mentioning in media appearances.
September 29, 2016
The rate at which student loan borrowers defaulted on debt taken out to attend college dropped for the second consecutive year, although the Department of Education says significant work remains on the issue.
September 29, 2016
The Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, joined with her primary rival Senator Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire Wednesday to promote a tuition-free college plan they said would open access to higher education and free young people to pursue their goals without burdensome student loan debt.
September 28, 2016
As second longtime target collapses and enforcement actions pile up, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau becomes key regulator of student loan industry and for-profit higher ed.
September 23, 2016
U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin and Brian Schatz on Thursday introduced legislation that would increase accountability for accreditors and require new standards for student outcomes they use to evaluate colleges and universities. Warren and Durbin have frequently called for greater accountability in higher education, particularly in the for-profit college sector.
September 21, 2016
Responding to sharp criticism, regional accrediting agencies will focus extra attention on institutions with below-average performance.
September 15, 2016
As the Obama administration pushes tougher regulation, the sector is receiving little public backing from traditional allies.
September 14, 2016
A House Ways and Means subcommittee examines endowments, but lawmakers focus on college affordability.
September 13, 2016
Hillary Clinton's campaign promotes her debt-free college plan with a tool showing future students and current borrowers how much they would save under her proposals.

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