Education Department

Delta Project on college costs will close after 5 years

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National center on college costs to close after five years, with its work taken up by U.S. Education Department and a research organization.

Report Finds Colleges Fail to Disclose Information

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A study of 300 four-year colleges and universities find that many do not make disclosures required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

Obama proposes changes to student loan programs

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Obama proposes changing income-based repayment and pushing students to consolidate their loans -- part of a campaign to work around lawmakers.

Hitting Hard on Fraud

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A proposed federal crackdown on financial aid fraud rings could harm law-abiding students and community colleges.

Winners and Losers

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Community colleges get $500 million for job training programs from the White House; 10 states fail to land any grants.

The Exodus Begins

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James Kvaal, key higher ed official in Education Department hierarchy, will leave to join Obama re-election campaign.

Obama Plan Would Aid 2-Year Colleges

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President's jobs proposal would provide $5 billion to modernize facilities at community and tribal colleges.

U.S. Official No 'Textbook Rebel'

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There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that the U.S. Education Department's Hal Plotkin will appear at a protest on textbook prices today dressed in a 10-foot-tall mascot costume as "Textbook Rebel."

'State Authorization' Struck Down

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WASHINGTON -- Higher education hates the U.S. Education Department's recently enacted regulation requiring institutions to seek and gain approval from any state in which they operate, and has fought it on multiple fronts. Late Tuesday colleges and universities got at least a temporary reprieve from the part of the rule to which they most object -- its application to online programs in which even one student from a state enrolls.

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