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Birmingham-Southern Loan Lawsuit Dismissed

A county judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Birmingham-Southern College against Alabama state treasurer Young Boozer III for denying...
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Overhaul of Financial Aid Formula Will Boost Pell Grant Eligibility

A new report by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association estimates nearly 220,000 more students will qualify under the pending new federal aid formula.

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U.S. Bans Most Withholding of Transcripts

The Education Department strengthens its oversight of institutions with a sweeping set of rules finalized this week.

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Colleges Confounded by Flood of Borrower-Defense Claims

The Education Department is working to clear a backlog in applications for debt relief through its borrower-defense program. Colleges aren’t sure how to respond to notifications of the claims.

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Michigan Inches Toward College Attainment Goal

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer set an ambitious goal for the state to boost college attainment by more than 10 percent by 2030. There's been some progress, but the plan has a long way to go.

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Birmingham-Southern College Denied State Loan

Alabama rebuffed the private college’s request for a loan from a program seemingly made for it. Now the college is suing the state to fend off a possible closure.

In-State Tuition for Mexicans at California Community Colleges

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Friday that will allow low-income Mexicans living near the border to enroll...
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Direct Admissions Spreads, State by State

From Georgia to Wisconsin, state university systems are adopting the experimental policy, hoping to boost enrollment and reach new students.