Michael Stratford

Michael Stratford, Reporter, covers federal policy for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in August 2013 after a stint covering the Arkansas state legislature for The Associated Press. He previously worked and interned at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and The Chronicle of Higher Education. At The Chronicle, he wrote about federal policy and covered higher education issues in the 2012 elections. Michael grew up in Belmont, Mass. and graduated from Cornell University, where he was managing editor of The Cornell Daily Sun.

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May 28, 2015
In victory for Obama administration, a federal judge dismisses New York for-profit college group’s challenge to “gainful employment” regulations.
May 27, 2015
A year after U.S. prosecutors accused Navient of overcharging members of the military on student loans, Education Department review largely clears loan servicers of wrongdoing.
May 21, 2015
Democrats and Republicans jump on the risk-sharing bandwagon -- but an agreement on how to structure it is far more elusive.
May 20, 2015
Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent who is running for president, on Tuesday unveiled more details about his plan to make public higher education debt-free for students.
May 20, 2015
The Education Department's inspector general accuses department officials, in effect, of fuzzy math in calculating the rate at which Pell and student loan dollars were erroneously awarded.
May 19, 2015
Obama administration gives states and public universities additional six months to comply with federal requirement that they offer in-state rates to veterans -- regardless of residency.
May 15, 2015
The Obama administration proposes new restrictions on campus financial products, sparking another round in the battle with banks and the financial services industry. 
May 14, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that it has launched a “public inquiry” into the practices of companies that collect and manage student loan payments.
May 13, 2015
Millions of students and families will now pay less to borrow money from the federal government to finance college in the coming academic year.
May 11, 2015
Democratic presidential contenders, apparently including Hillary Clinton, are moving to the idea that borrowing shouldn't be needed in public higher education. Is that the right approach?

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September 10, 2013
Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.

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