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Education Department

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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October 17, 2018
Federal judge rejects challenge to 2016 borrower-defense rule, clearing the way for new benefits for borrowers, including tens of thousands who attended defunct for-profit colleges.
September 28, 2018
Trump administration's list of primary finalists to operate an overhauled student loan servicing system excludes Navient, a large and controversial servicer, which instead is participating in the program as a subcontractor in a team.
August 22, 2018
Robert L. King, nominee for assistant secretary for postsecondary education, struggled at SUNY but wins praise from public higher ed leaders.
August 7, 2018
Plan to narrow student loan forgiveness and, reportedly, repeal gainful-employment rule would be a boon to poorly performing colleges -- especially for-profit institutions -- and hurt students, critics say.
July 31, 2018
Trump administration's proposal to overhaul rules for college accreditors is panned by consumer advocates. But online course providers and some who study higher ed say re-examination of accreditors is long overdue.
June 13, 2018
Inside Higher Ed analysis of employee data shows the agency has shed more than 500 workers -- 13 percent of its total staff -- since the start of the Trump administration. Former officials say that means employees are stretched thin.
June 4, 2018
Student borrowers argue the education secretary must follow previous policy to grant full loan relief to former Corinthian Colleges students.
May 10, 2018
Department offers few details in release of regulatory agenda, and some say review may be as much symbolic as substantive.
April 18, 2018
An Obama-era program to give nontraditional providers access to federal financial aid has struggled to get off the ground, and three of eight participants have pulled out.
March 26, 2018
U.S. judge says Education Department failed to consider key evidence in judging agency for for-profit colleges, and orders a new review.

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