New snapshot shows that borrowers are taking out more loans to pay for their advanced degrees across a range of disciplines.
A think tank report calls out the private college lobby for opposing a national database on students, which proponents say would bring much-needed accountability to higher education.
New York's governor hopes a college education can help cut prison costs. Critics think the money is going to the wrong people.
Competency-based education is gaining steam, but questions remain about which forms the U.S. Department of Education will back.
Responding to unusually detailed criticism from a member of Congress last week, dozens of colleges change the wording of their financial aid websites.
Seeking to gauge how to rebuild public support for higher ed, survey project finds that Americans have less vocational view of college than their leaders do.
In a State of the Union address that is mostly retread, President Obama calls for expanded access to apprenticeships and improved training programs at community colleges that are more targeted to employer-demanded skills.
Why is the University of Virginia backing away from a student aid policy that succeeded in attracting more low-income students? And why is UNC standing by a similar policy?
Association of public universities says Obama ratings system could create "perverse incentives," but supports linking receipt of aid to performance on key metrics.
White House meeting focuses on what colleges have done and can do to help low-income students, with lots of praise and little mention of rising prices and ratings.
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