Andrew Kreighbaum

Andrew Kreighbaum joins Inside Higher Ed as our federal policy reporter. Andrew comes to us from The Investigative Reporting Workshop. He received his master's in data journalism at the University of Missouri, and has interned at USA Today and a national journalism institute in Columbia, MO. Before getting his master's, Andrew spent three years covering government and education at local papers in El Paso, McAllen and Laredo, Texas. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in history and was news editor at The Daily Texan.

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April 27, 2017
Fannie Mae, the largest backer of mortgage credit in the country, has issued new guidelines allowing home owners to refinance their mortgages to pay off their student loan debt. The option to essentially swap student loan debt for mortgage debt is an expansion of a program launched last year with personal finance company SoFi.
April 27, 2017
President Trump released a tax proposal Wednesday that would dramatically cut both individual and corporate tax rates. The plan is silent on many of the tax issues important to colleges, universities and their donors, employees and students, said Matt Hamill, the senior vice president for advocacy and issue analysis at the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
April 27, 2017
More than 130 Democratic lawmakers called on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Wednesday to reinstate consumer protections for student borrowers in federal contracts with loan servicers.
April 27, 2017
James Manning, acting under secretary of education, receives praise from Republicans and Democrats with government experience for his knowledge of the Department of Education and aid programs.
April 26, 2017
The House Veterans Affairs Committee this week postponed a planned hearing on potential updates to the GI Bill amid growing opposition to a proposal that would require new service members to pay into the GI Bill for future benefits.
April 26, 2017
A report released Tuesday by the Science Coalition identifies 102 companies whose creation was fueled by competitive federal research grants from agencies like the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Those companies received about $265 million in public investment over multiple decades and employ 8,900 workers across the country, the report finds. An accompanying database includes profiles of each company.
April 25, 2017
The Department of Education announced Monday that it would give added flexibility for colleges after the removal of a data retrieval tool created to simplify the financial aid process.
April 25, 2017
A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics finds that 63 percent of college graduates still held student loan debt within four years of earning their degree. And among borrowers who were employed and paying back loans, their average monthly payment was about 10 percent of their salary.
April 24, 2017
Researchers, academics say communicating about importance of federal funding key to march success.
April 21, 2017
A plan set to be considered by the House Veterans Affairs Committee next week would require service members to pay into the GI Bill to receive future benefits, according to multiple reports this week. The proposal has split veterans' organizations who advocate with members of Congress.


April 24, 2017
Academics, graduate students and others brave the cold and rain in Washington Saturday to rally for science and research. Participants told Inside Higher Ed why they joined the event.
November 18, 2016
Graduates who earned certificates at public institutions have larger salaries, but there is wide variation between programs even at the same institutions.
November 10, 2016
Donald Trump provided relatively few clues to what he might do as president, but he'll probably try to reverse some of President Obama's priorities, rolling back regulations, creating new political opening for for-profit colleges and curtailing collective bargaining rights.
September 2, 2016
Two Obama administration veterans are now advising Hillary Clinton's campaign, suggesting that as president she would continue aggressive enforcement policies of the current Education Department.
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