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State Policy
Jul 01, 2019
Several states have begun to fund efforts to help students with their basic needs amid growing concern about homelessness and hunger on campus.
Nov 12, 2019
New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

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July 1, 2019

Several states have begun to fund efforts to help students with their basic needs amid growing concern about homelessness and hunger on campus.

May 28, 2019

Washington State's new scholarship program, which will help make college free for thousands of students, will be funded by a tax on businesses that need highly skilled and educated employees.

August 8, 2018

AAUP opposes efforts in some states to get academics to disavow movement regarding Israel. Group also opposes recent government action against American pro-BDS scholar.

October 23, 2017

The split between need-based and non-need-based grants remained the same year over year in 2015-16.

July 24, 2017

It is important to ask crucial funding questions about such plans now, argues Bob Samuels.

July 20, 2017

A new research paper finds that excess credit hour policies don’t lead to completion, just more student debt.

July 6, 2017

Private colleges in New York State criticized Governor Cuomo’s plan to give some of their students much more aid in return for limits on tuition increases and more money from institutions. But 30 are still opting in.

June 8, 2017

Against a tide of pro-gun rulings and legislation, a state appeals court ruled 2 to 1 that the University of Michigan -- a public institution -- has the right to ban guns on campus.

June 7, 2017

Report suggests state-federal partnership to keep student loan payments at or under 10 percent of graduates’ income and estimates cost of doing so.

May 24, 2017

In several states, proposals seek to curb or end expensive grant programs that aren’t going to those who are most in need.

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November 12, 2019

New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

May 9, 2019

Bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals -- a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies.

January 23, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states.

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