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‘Untold Harm’: Education Department Discharges Loans of 7,400 CollegeAmerica Students

The Biden administration says the Colorado campuses of CollegeAmerica, a defunct for-profit college, lied to students, so the Education Department is forgiving their loans and offering refunds.

Students Relying on More Financial Aid but Fewer Take Out Loans

Federal financial aid continues to be a key source of funding for students going to college, though a lower percentage...
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How the Farm Bill Could Affect Higher Education

The sprawling package of legislation will be updated this fall. Advocates want Congress to simplify SNAP in the new farm bill. Millions for agriculture research and facilities are also up for grabs.

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In Statehouses, Tenure Was Bruised, but DEI Was Walloped

This year, Republican lawmakers in multiple states proposed bills eliminating tenure and targeting diversity, equity and inclusion. But legislatures only ended up passing significant bans on DEI.

Dozens of Advocacy Groups Demand Biden Immediately Cancel Students’ Debts

More than 175 advocacy groups representing borrowers want the Biden administration to move quickly to discharge student loans, as the...
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Opinion

Legislatures Can’t Fix Campus Speech Issues

Higher ed has problems related to academic freedom and freedom of expression, but state lawmakers are unlikely to solve them, Ryan Stowers writes.

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Prompting Discussion or Tempting Litigation?

Sarah Lawrence College will ask applicants about the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban, quoting directly from the decision. Is it a savvy workaround or a brash rejoinder?

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Biden’s Backup for Student Loan Relief Likely to Take a Year

Negotiations over loan forgiveness will spotlight the Education Department’s complicated process to enact new rules—and are likely to frustrate borrowers in the process.