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 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?
May 6, 2015
A guide to the Education Department and Corinthian borrowers.
May 6, 2015
Corinthian Colleges on Tuesday formally asked the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider its nearly $30 million fine of the defunct for-profit college chain, which officials accused of misrepresenting job placement rates.
May 5, 2015
As Corinthian files for bankruptcy, Education Department officials race to head off the political firestorm over debt forgiveness sparked by unprecedented collapse of the for-profit college. 
May 1, 2015
Carrying out Obama directive to boost income-based repayment, Education Department panel endorses plan that will be available to all direct loan borrowers, regardless of when they incurred the debt. 
April 28, 2015
The implosion of Corinthian Colleges came to an end Monday as the for-profit chain closed its doors for good -- but the political fallout for the Education Department remains. 

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