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$5.8 Billion for Former Corinthian Students

Education Department will make the largest group discharge of federal student loans in U.S. history.

Goodwin President Must Retire as Part of DOJ Settlement

Mark Scheinberg paid students’ loans as owner of the for-profit Stone Academy, according to the Department of Justice. That action will cost him his position as president of Goodwin University.

Biden Hints at Student Loan Forgiveness, but Many Questions Remain

President Biden suggests he will move to forgive some student debt. When a final decision will occur and whether his plan will be successful is still unknown.

Losing Money on Graduate Degrees

A new report finds that STEM programs and professional degrees often pay off, while those in arts and humanities frequently do not. Many M.B.A. programs also offer a negative return on investment.

Helping Single Moms Finish College

A new program in Chicago gives single moms who enroll in college a monthly $500 stipend to spend however they want. Other efforts are emerging to boost the graduation rate of student parents.

A Plan to Renew Gainful Employment

Education Department sets out some ideas, but they are still a long way from completion. One idea is to require all colleges to report some information on their outcomes.

UAGC's Struggles Grow as Lawsuit and Investigation Outcomes Loom

With its accreditor’s decision on potential sanctions due soon, the University of Arizona Global Campus is also contending with lower-than-expected enrollment and a California lawsuit against its corporate partner.

The (Renewed) Fight Over Gainful Employment

Many other fights that focus on for-profit higher education will be center stage in a round of negotiated rule making sponsored by the Department of Education this week. Will the negotiators find consensus on any issues?