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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.

Tuition and fees still rising faster than aid, College Board report shows

Tuition and fees increased by a few percentage points across the board, and aid failed to keep pace, annual College Board report shows.

Likely end of Perkins Loans sets off scramble by aid administrators

Campus officials say elimination of program won’t simplify aid system, as proponents claim, but will likely lead many students to take out private loans.

New federal data on student borrowing, repayment and default

Borrowers, especially those who attend less selective institutions or who drop out, increasingly struggle to pay back loans.

Education Dept. updates higher ed consumer tool, adds new comparison feature

The Department of Education rolls out updated information on its college transparency tool, including a new comparison feature.

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