Federal report warns that aid proposals could hurt low-income minority students

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Citing declining enrollment and bachelor's degree attainment for low-income minority students, report warns that proposals to reform federal student aid could harm access and outcomes for neediest students.

In first year, 'Shopping Sheet' doesn't make a big splash

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In its first year, a much-touted "shopping sheet" to help new college students and their families appears to be having minimal impact.

Minerva pushing proposal to create new accreditation system

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Proposal circulating on Capitol Hill asks accreditors to create a way for new providers to gain approval more quickly.

Out-of-state enrollment decreases minority, low-income student enrollment

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New paper finds that increases in the proportion of out-of-state students at public research universities lead to declines in the enrollment of minority and low-income students.

With 2 hearings, Congress takes first steps toward rewriting Higher Education Act

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With concurrent hearings, Congress takes the first tentative steps toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.

U.S. announces rulemaking on gainful employment, state authorization and 'long-term agenda'

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The Education Department gears up to try again on regulations governing vocational programs, and -- building on its recent activity -- hints at broad regulatory agenda in the near future.

Report calls for separating Pell Grants for adult and younger students

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A new report on rethinking financial aid calls for splitting the main federal need-based-aid program in two, with one grant for adult students and another for traditional-age students.

Senate votes to defund political science research, save tuition assistance in budget bill

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Senate votes to ban federal funding for most political science research and to restore tuition assistance to active-duty service members.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to seek oversight of loan servicers

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After a slew of complaints about federal and private loan processing and collection, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks oversight of the largest servicers.

Dire predictions and uncertainty as sequester is set to take effect tonight

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Mandatory budget cuts take effect at midnight tonight. While the specific effects of the cuts are still unclear, colleges warn they will be harmful.


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