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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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March 16, 2017
Big for-profit American Public now offers competency-based undergraduate degrees that don’t rely on the credit-hour standard, but federal aid isn’t part of the mix, for now.
March 1, 2017
The Education Department needs to better monitor colleges' finances to prevent another costly fiasco like the 2014 collapse of Corinthian Colleges, says the agency's Office of Inspector General.
February 27, 2017
Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.
February 15, 2017
For-profit-college advocates cite Obama administration data goof on loan repayment rates as justification for revisiting borrower-defense and gainful-employment rules.
February 7, 2017
Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has family and likely financial connections to The College Fix, a conservative news site that often criticizes liberal bias in higher education.
February 2, 2017
Some education researchers have begun downloading federal data amid questions about the new administration's commitment to continuing transparency efforts.
February 1, 2017
In committee vote on nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary, two Republican senators withhold full endorsement of the Michigan school choice activist, signaling possible trouble for her on the Senate floor.
January 31, 2017
The Senate education committee is set to vote today on the nomination of Betsy DeVos in an unusually contentious confirmation process for an education secretary.
January 19, 2017
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two states sue Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer, for allegedly creating obstacles to repayment.
January 19, 2017
Obama trumpeted importance of college-going and invested in students and institutions like no leader before him -- while demanding much in return and, sometimes, failing big, too.

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