Federal policy

Jamie Merisotis discusses his book on talent production

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Jamie Merisotis of Lumina Foundation wrote a book on how to rethink higher education and immigration policy to fix America's talent pool problem.

Biden, opting out of 2016 run, backs four years of free public college

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Announcing his decision not to enter the 2016 presidential race, Biden endorses four years of free public higher education, proposals that his would-be Democratic contenders have been championing.

Skills Fund aims to be an accreditor and private lender for growing boot camp sector

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Skills Fund wants to be both a private lender and new form of accreditor for the rapidly expanding boot camp sector, with a heavy focus on students' return on investment.

Education Department steps up its scrutiny of ITT Tech

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Education Department tightens its oversight of embattled ITT Tech, citing failures of financial responsibility and federal fraud charges.

Vanderbilt study again highlights what colleges view as burdensome federal regulations

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University follows its controversial study on regulatory burden on colleges with an expanded analysis, and estimates the costs to all of higher ed.

U.S. inspector general criticizes accreditor over competency-based education

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Education Department's Office of Inspector General criticizes a regional accreditor over its review of competency-based education programs, citing faculty role.

Excitement and concern about prior-prior year FAFSA changes

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The Obama administration's FAFSA changes generate support -- and a few questions -- from colleges and financial aid experts.

Republican presidential candidates begin getting into the weeds

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Jeb Bush and other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination begin to follow Senator Marco Rubio down the wonkier corridors of higher education policy.

Presidential candidates spar with Clinton over college debt plan

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Republicans and Bernie Sanders responded to Hillary Clinton's college debt plan, and their campaigns turned to Twitter to tussle in the 140-character format.

CFPB orders loan servicer to pay $18.5M over illegal charges, signals broader crackdown

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Discover Bank agrees to pay $18.5 million in consumer refunds and penalties to resolve charges of illegal loan servicing, as U.S. consumer protection bureau eyes a broader crackdown on an industry it says is rife with problems.

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