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New College Board report shows continued borrowing decline and slow net price increase

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The tuition hikes and high federal borrowing and default rates that hit higher education in the recession's wake continue to stabilize and diminish, according to the College Board. 

Average student debt rose in 2014 (and grew by more than half over a decade)

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Annual report finds a 2 percent uptick in undergraduates' student loan burdens, and a 56 percent increase over 10 years.

Federal watchdog seeks information from a national accreditor about for-profit colleges

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau files an investigative demand with a national accreditor that recognizes hundreds of for-profits.

Arne Duncan's higher ed legacy

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The long-serving education secretary expanded Pell Grants, encouraged experimentation, cracked down on for-profit colleges and took federal regulation into uncharted waters.

Student loan defaults drop as Obama admin again tweaks rates

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The share of students defaulting on their federal loans within three years fell this year, as the Obama administration again made a controversial tweak to the default rates in ways that helped some colleges.

New College Scorecard repayment data fuels debate over accountability for higher ed

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Repayment rates may replace default rates as key measure of quality. That's bad news for many for-profit and historically black colleges, and some community colleges, too.

General Assembly leads coding boot camps into the regulated side of higher education

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Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.

Obama administration publishes new college earnings, loan repayment data

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The Obama administration releases its revamped consumer tool -- in lieu of a college ratings system -- featuring data on postcollege earnings and how well students are repaying their loans.

Obama unveils new push for national free community college

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The president formally unveils new advisory board to further push the efforts of America's College Promise plan that would make two years of community college free nationally.

Clinton, Sanders united in call for more federal spending on higher ed, vary on college affordability approach

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Nearly all the Democratic presidential hopefuls are pitching new federal college affordability programs -- how do they differ?

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