The Education Department's inspector general is auditing Western Governors U over the faculty role in its competency-based programs. The high-stakes audit is relevant to other colleges and forms of online learning.
Hillary Clinton's college affordability plan is the latest by Democrats to call for a large infusion of federal dollars to prod states to reduce or lower tuition. Will that reshape federal influence in funding higher education?
Federal work-study generally boosts students' odds of graduating and getting a job, study finds. But money too often goes to wealthier students, and findings show an alarming increase in participants' debt loads.