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Feds unveil details of experiment with alternative providers and accreditors

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Education Department announces eight winning partnerships in experiment to open federal aid to alternative providers, with a possibly influential new way of assuring academic quality.

Financial aid application is simpler and available earlier, but no panacea

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The federal financial aid application now allows students to use existing federal tax data, designed to inform families earlier about their available aid. But student advocates say colleges may undercut progress by moving up their own deadlines for students.

Leaders in both parties want colleges to have more skin in the game for student outcomes

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As bipartisan consensus emerges in Congress that colleges should share the burden of students who can't repay loans or find jobs, higher ed leaders consider how such a plan would work and whether it would discourage them from educating the disadvantaged.

Report scrutinizes endowment spending on low-income students

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A new report suggests wealthy institutions should spend more from their endowments to help low-income students, but many campus critics say it's not so simple.

Report finds state subsidies do not favor the rich

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A new report says the wealthy do not disproportionately benefit from public subsidies, but some wonder whether low-income students get enough.

College debt, affordability on minds of Democrats at convention

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Speech after speech discusses student debt -- and praises the Clinton plan (based in part on Sanders plan) for college affordability.

U.S. plans to let some colleges experiment with required counseling for borrowers

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Education Department will let some colleges experiment with required loan counseling, which some hope will discourage overborrowing.

Proposed federal rules for student debt forgiveness worry some nonprofit colleges

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Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits, particularly over its broad view of what counts as misrepresentation.

Clinton proposes tuition-free public higher education for families with incomes up to $125,000

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In bid to snag her Democratic opponent's supporters, presumptive nominee adapts previous college plan by embracing free public college tuition for those with incomes up to $125,000.

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.

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