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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June 5, 2018
In a report today, New America and uAspire call for a new effort to standardize financial aid award letters to make them more transparent to college students and their families. Researchers from the organization examined more than 500 award letters from colleges and universities and found they were inconsistent and often didn't offer financial aid sufficient to cover the cost of attendance.
June 4, 2018
Student borrowers argue the education secretary must follow previous policy to grant full loan relief to former Corinthian Colleges students.
June 1, 2018
A new report argues for letting a tax deduction that benefits high-earning grad students expire. It's part of a drumbeat of proposals to restrict federal benefits for graduate students.
May 31, 2018
A Republican member of the House education committee and former two-year-college leader explains why he wants to repeal the college endowment tax and also describes where higher education is falling short.
May 25, 2018
The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, which oversees the country's higher ed accrediting bodies, voted Thursday to have a subcommittee study oversight questions involved in for-profit colleges seeking to reclassify as nonprofit entities. 
May 24, 2018
The Department of Education on Wednesday announced the process by which borrowers who had made ineligible payments for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program could be reconsidered for the benefit. 
May 23, 2018
As DeVos answers questions from House lawmakers, a key adviser previews her department's approach to regulation of accreditors. 
May 23, 2018
House Republicans plan to meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss the PROSPER Act, the latest development involving the GOP plan to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has called the meeting, the first sign in months that the bill may be gaining momentum in the Republican caucus. 
May 22, 2018
A large for-profit college chain fails in first attempt to find a new accreditor, potentially raising the stakes for the Trump administration's review of ACICS, its current agency.
May 18, 2018
Advocates prioritize a stronger Pell Grant as the next appropriations process gets under way, but big changes to the program are viewed as unlikely before an update to Higher Education Act.


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