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A dark-skinned demonstrator holds up a sign that says "President Biden: thank you for canceling student debt."
Sep 30, 2022
In another development, six states sue the Biden administration over the loan-forgiveness plan.

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September 30, 2022
In another development, six states sue the Biden administration over the loan-forgiveness plan.
September 26, 2022
An audit report by the Department of Education’s inspector general says Gulf Coast State College misspent about $1.8 million in emergency assistance funds. College leaders say they received conflicting guidance from the department about how to spend the money.
June 23, 2022
An early adopter of income-share agreements, Purdue has paused new enrollments in its plan, citing servicing challenges amid the switch to a new vendor. Critics won’t be sad to see them go.
June 2, 2022
Mark Scheinberg paid students’ loans as owner of the for-profit Stone Academy, according to the Department of Justice. That action will cost him his position as president of Goodwin University.
December 10, 2021
By the end of Thursday, the committee had voted on most of the issues up for regulation, but so far members have only agreed on proposed regulatory language for two of them.
December 6, 2021
Congress passed a temporary measure to avoid a government shutdown, but that means higher education spending levels will remain as is until February—at least.
December 3, 2021
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Under Secretary James Kvaal focus instead on actions the department is taking to ease borrowers’ loan burden.
November 23, 2021
Borrowers will resume payments on federal student loans on Feb. 1, nearly two years after repayments were deferred due to the pandemic. The vast majority of borrowers say they won’t be ready to pay.
November 18, 2021
Colleges and universities have spent over half of the funds designated by Congress to provide COVID-19 relief, according to Under Secretary James Kvaal.
November 11, 2021
FAFSA verification can be a burden for students and institutions alike. College access advisers and financial aid administrators say data sharing and changing how the Education Department selects students for verification could provide relief.

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