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Army Eyes Cuts to Popular Education Benefits

The U.S. Army is considering cuts to two of its education benefit programs, a decision that could impact up to...
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‘Game-Changing Crisis’: Lawmakers, Experts Vent FAFSA Frustrations

While one House committee probed the FAFSA mess Wednesday, another grilled Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about the disastrous rollout of the student-aid form.

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When FAFSA Completion Takes a Village

In New York City, completion rates for the revamped federal form are down a whopping 45 percent. City agencies, higher ed partners and advocacy groups are pooling their resources to get back on track.

Virginia Foxx, in a bright teal blazer, sits behind a dais.

FAFSA Fallout on Capitol Hill

A House committee held its first hearing Wednesday on the disastrous launch of the new FAFSA. 

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After FAFSA Issues, Education Department Faces ‘Crisis of Credibility’

Colleges and universities say they need more honesty and transparency from the department to rebuild their trust in the federal financial aid system.

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‘Running Out of Road’ for FAFSA Completion

The number of students who filled out the federal aid form is down nearly 30 percent. The ramifications for access and enrollment could be devastating.

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States Bristle at Cardona Plea to Push Aid Deadlines

Many local officials say they’ll do what’s right for students, but note that pushing the deadline back too far could have its own unintended consequences.

Miguel Cardona stands next to President Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House.

Education Department Heeds Calls to Delay Gainful Reporting Deadline

Colleges had asked for a later date, citing the administrative workload stemming from the bungled launch of the new FAFSA. They’ll now have until Oct. 1 to submit a range of new information about their programs.