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'Bright line' indicators, student outcomes dominate discussion of federal accreditation panel

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At meeting of federal advisory panel, some members push accreditors to set “bright lines” for colleges’ performance, while others caution against oversimplification.

University of Dayton's fixed net tuition price pans out

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University of Dayton reports strong results for first class graduating under a financial aid plan keeping students' net tuition stable for four years, but considerable risks mean the idea might not always transfer well.

Education Department to hit pause on two primary Obama regulations aimed at for-profits

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Trump administration will suspend borrower defense and renegotiate gainful employment, two Obama administration rules aimed at reining in for-profit colleges. Moves draw rebukes from Democrats and student advocates.

 

21,000 apply for Excelsior Scholarship over five days

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New York’s much-debated free public college tuition program received 21,000 applications in five days, a quick start even as many colleges project few students will receive aid from the effort.

White House apprenticeship push will include funding and focus on alternative providers

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Trump administration’s apprenticeship push will include call for up to $200 million in new funding, a less balky federal registration process and more participation by noncollege education providers.

Republican senators raise doubts about White House budget proposal

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Republicans take issue with deep cuts proposed in White House budget during appropriations hearing with Betsy DeVos. She appears open to ending the release of the names of colleges seeking Title IX religious exemptions.

State aid program changes debated in several capitals

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In several states, proposals seek to curb or end expensive grant programs that aren’t going to those who are most in need.

White House budget includes tens of billions in cuts to student aid and research

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White House plan confirms drastic cuts to many programs while proposing to substantially alter loan programs.

Reported details of Trump budget include big cuts to financial aid

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Details leaked about forthcoming budget include large cuts to college aid programs and end Public Service Loan Forgiveness and subsidized loan programs. Other leaks point to new proposals to cut science.

Bipartisan bill would overturn federal ban on student unit record database

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Bipartisan group of senators wants to end ban on collecting data many say would help students and the public judge colleges. Opponents appear unmoved, citing privacy concerns.

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