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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.

House bill would shield indirect research costs, increase NIH and college prep programs

In draft bill, House Republicans reject administration plan to slash research reimbursements, propose increased spending on NIH and college prep programs, and sustain AmeriCorps. Panel would take $3.3 billion from Pell surplus.

Support builds for expanding Pell eligibility to short-term certificates

Bipartisan support builds for expanding Pell Grant eligibility to short-term certificates, although some experts worry about quality control and funding.

One-third of colleges opt into new student aid program for private institutions in New York State

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Private colleges in New York State criticized Governor Cuomo’s plan to give some of their students much more aid in return for limits on tuition increases and more money from institutions. But 30 are still opting in.

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