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Clinton proposes financial aid for alternative providers, student loan relief for entrepreneurs

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The presumptive Democratic nominee for president expands on her higher education agenda with boosts for alternative education providers and technology entrepreneurs.

Haverford College shifts from need-blind to need-aware admissions

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College says it will admit a small share of its applicant pool based in part on ability to pay.

Federal panel votes to terminate ACICS and tightens screws on other accreditors

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Federal panel recommends termination for ACICS, an accreditor of several notorious for-profits, while also tightening the screws on the American Bar Association and other agencies.

Draft federal rules for debt forgiveness please consumer groups, anger for-profits

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Education Department unveils draft regulations for borrowers seeking federal debt forgiveness, which include an end to mandatory arbitration agreements and requirements for some for-profits to be on the hook to pay for debt relief.

Senate panel backs year-round Pell Grants and boost in NIH funding

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Bill approved by Senate appropriations subcommittee would reinstate full-year grants for low-income students and provide $2 billion more in funding for the National Institutes of Health.

Small private college closes, blames Education Department sanction

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St. Catharine College is closing, and the small private institution blames its demise on a version of the same Education Department sanction that toppled the for-profit Corinthian Colleges.

For Arkansas single parents, a scholarship that helps pay for living expenses

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As a model for a federal initiative, she points to a program she helped start in Arkansas.

Proposed HBCU tuition cuts draw criticism in North Carolina

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Republican lawmakers back bill that would substantially cut tuition and revenue, and seek more student diversity, at five system campuses, four of which are minority-serving institutions.

Discount rates rise yet again at private colleges and universities

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Private colleges and universities are trying new strategies after discount rates rose to unseen levels yet again.

Trump's campaign co-chair describes higher education policies being developed

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Campaign co-chair describes ideas being prepared for fall campaign. Among them: getting government out of student lending, requiring colleges to share in risk of loans, discouraging borrowing by liberal arts majors and moving OCR to Justice Department.

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