Federal policy

Congress and White House appear to back return of year-round Pell in upcoming budget bill

Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House appear poised to bring back year-round Pell Grant eligibility, which the Obama administration and Congress nixed in 2012 over cost concerns.

IRS tool for financial aid applicants could be down until next aid cycle

After briefings with congressional committees, federal agencies deliver more bad news on the status of the IRS data retrieval tool.

Repeal of Obama's higher education regulations won't be swift process for GOP

Republicans swept to power after years of complaints about the Obama administration's crackdown on for-profit colleges. But only tentative steps to roll back regulations have followed, and two major rules could be headed for a drawn-out negotiation process.

Ideas for improving higher education's primary role in work force development

Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

Revised travel ban excludes current visa holders but continues to raise concerns for higher education

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Revised travel ban promises to reduce disruption to current students and scholars from affected countries, but concerns remain for new international enrollments and American higher ed’s continued ability to attract top talent from abroad.

DeVos confirmation squeaks through Senate

After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation and dealing with sexual assault on campus.

Experts say Trump cannot cut Berkeley's funds, despite his tweet

Experts say current law doesn’t permit punishing a university over handling of a speaker -- and that the president’s tweet distorted what took place.

Two GOP senators withhold full endorsement of education secretary nominee

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.

Higher education leaders denounce Trump's travel ban

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The Trump administration’s entry ban triggered wide condemnation from colleges, associations, faculty groups and others in higher education.

How will Trump's proposed border wall affect higher education collaborations and exchange?

Some college leaders are concerned about the symbolic impact of Trump’s proposed wall on collaborations and exchange, even as many wait to see what, if any, practical effects it might have.

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