Financial aid

University of California and Cal State to give emergency aid to DACA students

University of California and Cal State say they will give emergency grants to DACA students, after education secretary excluded them from the stimulus bill.

As stimulus remains in flux, Democrats push for more student debt cancelation

House Democrats are calling for at least $10,000 of each borrower's student debt to be canceled as part of the stimulus plan being negotiated in Congress.

Senate Republicans join Democrats in rebuke of DeVos on borrower-defense rule

Ten Senate Republicans joined Democrats in backing a resolution opposing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's borrower-defense rule, following a similar measure passed by the House.

Lamar Alexander wants Higher Education Act deal within a month

Senator Lamar Alexander says a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act should pass the education committee in about a month, to give it time to get through Congress this year.

Bloomberg plan brings contrast with Warren and Sanders, but differs from other moderates

Candidate for Democratic presidential nomination proposes limited debt cancellation, tuition-free four-year college for low-income students and doubling Pell's maximum award.

Virginia governor looks to curb state aid for online courses

Governor has proposed ending tuition assistance for students who take classes online, drawing intense criticism from Liberty University and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr.

Recent court decisions could expand bankruptcy for student debt

Recent court rulings could show more willingness to let people discharge student loans through bankruptcy, but advocates say need for legislation remains.

Experiment would allow federal loans to be repaid through income-share agreements

Trump administration plans to create an experiment where a limited group of colleges could take on students' federal loan debt and have them repay it through income-share agreements.

Alexander backs bill to count veterans' benefits toward for-profits' federal revenue limit

Senator Alexander backs a bill aimed at recruiting of student veterans by for-profits, a compromise amid negotiations with Democrats over his proposed package of higher education bills.

Education Department issues new regulations on accreditation and state authorization of online providers

Trump administration calls its final rules on accreditation and state approval of online providers a rightsizing of bureaucracy that protects students. Consumer advocates and Democrats see an unraveling of federal oversight.

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