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N.Y. Lawmakers Set Sights on Expanding Tuition Assistance Program Eligibility

Legislators are optimistic about bipartisan support for the proposal, which would also increase grant amounts, but they’re keeping cognizant of a looming $4.3 billion budget gap.

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Biden Administration to Take Another Swing at Accreditation Rules

Negotiations next spring will address state authorization and the definition of distance education but won’t consider use of third-party servicers.

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‘Good but Slow Start’ for a New Pathway to Student Loan Discharges

A year after the Biden administration announced a new system to provide student debt relief via bankruptcy, the process remains clunky and mired in uncertainty for borrowers—while government officials say it’s been a success.

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Will the Feds Strip Colleges’ Funds Over Anti-Jewish, Muslim Bias?

Pulling federal money from colleges would happen only after a long, complicated process. For the Education Department, it would be a “nuclear option.”

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End-of-Year FAFSA Launch Could Cause More Delays, Headaches

Colleges and universities will face a tighter timeline to get students their financial aid offer letters, and students will have less time to make decisions.

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Reforming Higher Education, One Bill at a Time

House Republicans want a long-overdue update to the Higher Education Act, but they favor a piecemeal approach, starting with how colleges report foreign gifts and contracts.

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Judge’s Order Complicates Education Department’s Borrower-Defense Program

For-profit DeVry University won’t have to pay nearly $24 million to the U.S.—for now—thanks to a court ruling that could hamper the department’s plans to make colleges that mislead their students pay up.

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Proposed Welfare Rule Change May Alter State Scholarship Funding Practices

Some states were using welfare program funds intended for low-income parents on scholarships or grants for middle- and high-income students without children.