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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.

Education Dept.'s inspector general calls for Western Governors to repay $713 million in federal aid

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Education Department’s inspector general labels Western Governors as a correspondence-course provider, seeks reimbursement of $713 million in aid and may broadly threaten competency-based education.

Students waiting on borrower-defense claims face challenges with credit, obstacles to education

For those who took out loans to attend for-profit institutions accused of fraud and abuse, delays from Education Department in reviewing loan-forgiveness claims are salt in the wounds. Inside Higher Ed spoke to several of those borrowers.

Boston University financial aid change yields sizable increase in Pell-eligible students

Using funds from its endowment to expand financial aid, Boston University notches sizable increase in proportion of its freshmen who come from low-income backgrounds.

Rejection from state regulator seals fate of Charlotte School of Law

Abrupt closure of Charlotte School of Law appears to end months-long saga over program's access to federal aid. But questions remain over which former students will be eligible for discharge of student loans and liability for taxpayers.

For-profits seek legislative overhaul of gainful employment as bureaucratic review unfolds

Biggest for-profit college trade group isn't waiting for favorable outcome from Department of Education's rule-making process.

Wisconsin for-profit re-emerges with backing of state and Trump administration

The Obama administration shut down Globe U, but an affiliated university bought four of its Wisconsin campuses with the backing of the Trump administration and a state regulator with a tough reputation on for-profits.

Unusual approach to tuition assistance for McDonald's employees

McDonald’s brings a flexible approach and free career and college advising to its tuition assistance program, which is aimed in part at keeping employees on the job longer.

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