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Proposal would add intent standard for borrowers applying for loan relief

Department of Education proposal would require student borrowers demonstrate an intent on the part of their college to mislead or deceive in order to get loan relief through borrower-defense claims.

Some tax-bill provisions opposed by higher ed dropped in conference negotiations

Reports indicate congressional negotiators have dropped repeal of tax-exempt tuition waivers for graduate students and other provisions affecting higher ed from final tax-reform bill.

House GOP higher education overhaul would cap graduate lending and end loan-forgiveness benefit

As Republicans in Congress look to change course on graduate lending policies, some higher education groups warn about limiting access and tougher paths to service-oriented careers.

Tax bill with key implications for colleges clears Senate

Legislation would tax largest private college endowments, create new cost burdens for business unrelated to educational mission and could put new strains on state budgets that fund public universities.

Republican bill would reshape how colleges are held accountable

While for-profits get the relief they’ve long clamored for, the GOP’s proposed overhaul of the Higher Education Act would add performance-funding standards for most colleges.

U.S. House committee leaks summary of broad plan for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

House education committee leaks its ambitious first draft of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, with broad changes aimed at both deregulation and more accountability in how federal student aid is distributed and used.

DeVos says U.S. has emphasized four-year degrees at the expense of work-force training

Education secretary calls for more emphasis on work-force training. Many experts -- including those focused on careers -- say general education matters more than she suggests.

Accreditors' scrutiny of Florida law school renews concerns over oversight

Legal education observers say accreditation issues at Florida Coastal School of Law -- whose graduates have struggled to pay off loans -- should lead to tougher look at its parent company, InfiLaw.

State higher ed leaders call for better coordination on tuition

States lack coordination and clarity, according to survey finding more than two-thirds of respondents reported no unified approach to address affordability.

GOP tax overhaul would eliminate tax breaks used by colleges and students

Republican tax reform plan would tax large endowments and limit or kill key deductions, including one for student loan interest and another for graduate students.

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