Federal policy

Obama administration plans to revamp how Education Department collects student loans

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After years of criticism from companies it hires to collect student loan payments, the Education Department plans to create a single standardized portal for borrowers to make payments.

Nonprofit owner of former Corinthian Colleges campuses loses $100 million while overhauling career college chain

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Nonprofit Zenith Education Group is consolidating or closing 10 more campuses of the former Corinthian Colleges. The chain lost $100 million last year and is making changes to its business model, curriculum and leadership.

Bill Clinton speechifies on Hillary Clinton's plans for debt-free public college

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Bill Clinton hits the stump this week to make the case for Hillary Clinton's college affordability plan, criticizing states' "underfunding" of public higher education.

Why colleges use financial aid to attract wealthier students

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The number of Pell recipients a college enrolls doesn't tell the whole story, a report says. Institutional aid and how much low-income students end up paying also matters.

Ben Carson to advise Trump campaign on education

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Donald Trump says Ben Carson will play a "big role" advising the Trump campaign on education. So what has the retired neurosurgeon said about higher education?

Obama adviser who shaped higher education policies is leaving White House

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James Kvaal helped shape the administration’s sweeping higher education policies.

Education Department denies federal aid to two for-profit chains

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Two proprietary institutions lose federal financial aid after a series of investigations by the U.S. Department of Education.

New ID requirements for federal aid may discourage some low-income students

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New online identification system for federal financial aid sacrifices ease of use for security, critics say, hurting low-income students.

States cry foul over U.S. plan to curtail access to FAFSA student data

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States worry that a Department of Education plan to curtail their access to data from the federal student aid form will cause headaches for state aid awards.

Feds encourage dual-enrollment through experimental access to Pell Grants

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The Obama administration will help some high school students pay for college courses while still in high school by allowing limited access to Pell Grants.


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